Amber Heard Withdraws Request for Temporary Alimony from Johnny Depp in Hollywood Divorce Case
When news first broke that Amber Heard had requested an immediate order of spousal support in her divorce from Johnny Depp, some people were quick to criticize the Hollywood actress. Depp’s legal team may have added fuel to the fire when they seemed to suggest that Heard was extorting Depp and lying about her domestic violence accusations against the actor in order to get a quick payoff. Now it appears that Heard is fighting back against the innuendo and rumor by officially withdrawing her request for temporary alimony from Depp.
Heard originally asked the court to order that Depp pay spousal support in the amount of $50,000 per month. That figure was based largely on Heard’s expenses report, which indicated that her monthly expenses are $43,700.
Seeking a Withdrawal of the Request for Spousal Support in the Depp-Heard Divorce Case
There has already been a great deal of drama and controversy surrounding the high-profile split of Depp and Heard. This probably won’t change in light of the fact that Heard’s attorney recently filed a declaration with a Los Angeles court. In the declaration, Heard asks that the court grant her withdrawal of the previous request for temporary spousal support.
Court documents indicate that Heard requested spousal support in the first place because she assumed that doing so was standard procedure in initial divorce filings.
Now, after being labeled a “gold digger” by Depp’s legal team, Heard wants to set the record straight and make it clear that she is focused primarily on resolving her divorce and dealing with the domestic violence aspect of the case. In the most recent documents filed with the Los Angeles divorce court, Heard states that she does not want her request for spousal support “to distract and divert the public away from the very serious real issue of domestic violence.”
Heard also references the reported efforts of Depp and his lawyers to depict the actress’ domestic violence allegations “as being financially motivated.”
As a result of the negative attention, Heard says in the papers filed with the court, she is “hereby withdrawing the request for spousal support.”
Although the request for spousal support has been withdrawn, Heard still retains the right to seek alimony later on. This seems especially likely once the court has ruled on her request for a permanent restraining order against Depp. (Heard was previously granted a temporary restraining order against her husband.)
To learn more about the latest developments in this divorce case, read the Yahoo.com article, “Amber Heard Retracts Request for Temporary Spousal Support from Johnny Depp.”
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