LAPD probes abuse claims against Depp

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FILE – Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight, striking her cheek and eye. Depp’s estranged wife has given Los Angeles police a statement to support her account of an alleged domestic violence incident involving the actor, her lawyers said. AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File

The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating Amber Heard’s domestic violence allegations against Johnny Depp.

Amber, 30, originally declined to give a statement to police when they were called to her and Johnny’s home last week after he allegedly threw an iPhone at her face but her lawyers claimed the ‘Black Mass’ star and his team “forced” her into making a statement by the way they have acted and police are now looking into it.

A spokesman for the LAPD told Variety that it “always investigates” such allegations.

Amber filed for divorce from Johnny, 52, last week and was granted a temporary restraining order against him after claiming he assaulted her and lawyers for the actress have now alleged that she suffered “years of abuse” at the hands of the actor.

Amber’s legal team claimed the ‘Magic Mike XXL’ never planned to speak out about the domestic abuse to “protect her privacy and Johnny’s career” but her forced her to go public.

Samantha F. Spector and co-counsel Joseph P. Koenig said: “As the result of Amber’s decision to decline giving an initial statement to the LAPD, her silence has been used against her by Johnny’s team. Amber did not provide a statement to the LAPD in an attempt to protect her privacy and Johnny’s career.

“Johnny’s team has forced Amber to give a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight as to the true facts, as she cannot continue to leave herself open to the vicious false and malicious allegations that have infected the media. Amber has suffer…

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