Amber Heard has accused ‘mean-spirited’ Johnny Depp of punishing her by deliberately delaying their divorce proceedings.
The actress claimed in court documents that the Pirates of the Caribbean star is dragging out their court case to get back at her.
The 30-year-old Rum Diaries star, who previously accused her much older husband of domestic violence, also begged for a speedy resolution to the matter so she move on.
In court documents filed by her attorney Pierce O’Donnell she said: ‘Johnny seems to wish to prolong this proceeding as a means of punishing me.
‘I want my life back. I want to be divorced from Johnny now.’
Her lawyer called for ‘the prompt dissolution of marriage’ whilst alleging 53-year-old Johnny ‘frustrated the final settlement of this matter at every turn through his relentless, mean-spirited campaign against Heard.’
Mr O’Donnell added: ‘Indeed, if (Depp) were truly interested in settlement (rather than in perpetuating his feud with (Heard) and forcing her to pay attorneys’ fees), he would have devoted his efforts to completing the required two forms of settlement, which still lack complete signatures from his attorneys, and would have cooperated in other actions required by the DPM (Deal Point Memorandum), rather than wasting the resources of the Court with this bad faith request.’
However it flies in the face of the Edward Scissorhand’s own claims that his bisexual wife is seeking more money in their settlement in order to ‘extend her fifteen minutes of fame.’
In his own legal documents he said: ‘Amber is now courting renewed media attention with this unnecessary Request for Order.
‘Her application is not only a blatant attempt to extend her fifteen minutes of fame but also a waste of the Court’s limited time and resources and an embarrassing grab for addition and unwarranted attorney’s fees.’
However his ex said: ‘I have been committed to a quick resolution of this matter so that I can be divorced from (Depp).’
The divorce had been settled in August, when Johnny agreed to a $7 million settlement, which Amber requested be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union and Children’s Hospital Of Los Angeles.
But last week Amber’s legal team filed a Request For Order with the Los Angeles Superior Court in hopes of imposing the settlement and expediting Johnny’s payment.
They claimed that Johnny had not complied with the court-allocated timeline of various mandates, including the division of personal property, shipping her belongings from his private island in the Bahamas, transferring a Range Rover into Amber’s name and more.
The couple, who met on the set of movie The Rum Diary in 2011, married on February 2015. She filed for divorce 15 months later, on May 23, amid claims that the Hollywood star had physically abused her.
It was also reported Johnny had been jealous and believed his much younger wife had been having affairs behind his back with both men and women.
First appeared Dailymail