Amber Heard's Legal Team Speaks Out on Alleged Johnny Depp Incident

"We took the high road," they say.

ByABC News
May 31, 2016, 12:21 PM

— -- Days after Johnny Depp was ordered by a Los Angeles County Superior Court to stay away from his estranged wife, Amber Heard, and until a hearing on June 17, the actress' legal team has released a statement about their alleged domestic dispute.

Heard, 30, asked for a restraining order Friday, claiming the two had had a fight the Saturday before, when Depp allegedly hit her with a thrown cellphone. She submitted photos, which showed bruising on her face, as evidence in the court filing, obtained by ABC News.

Police responded to Depp and Heard's home May 21 and left after there was "no evidence of any crime,” the Los Angeles Police Department said last week.

Heard did not press charges.

Her lawyers -- Samantha F. Spector and Joseph P. Koenig – said today in the statement, "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."

PHOTO:Amber Heard attends the Los Angeles world premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Magic Mike XXL," June 25, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif.
Amber Heard attends the Los Angeles world premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Magic Mike XXL," June 25, 2015, in Hollywood, Calif.

The statement continued, "Johnny’s team has forced Amber to give a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight as to the true facts ... Amber can no longer endure the relentless attacks and outright lies launched against her character in the Court of Public Opinion since the tragic events of May 21st."

Heard's legal team added that the 911 call more than a week ago was made by a "third-party."

A request for comment from Depp's legal team was not immediately returned to ABC News.

Depp, 52, has been traveling with his band and promoting his new film. His lawyer Laura Wasser Friday submitted an opposition to Heard's court filing, claiming, "Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse. Johnny is currently out of the country for work. He is unable to attend the hearing on this matter and has not heard Amber's specific allegations against him. He nonetheless has every intention of staying away from Amber."

Heard's legal team now says, "We took the high road," and "did not serve Johnny with the petition at the premiere of 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'" May 23, with the intent of keeping it out of the media.

"Amber is simply a victim of domestic violence, and none of her actions are motivated by money," the attorneys added.

Depp's 17-year-old daughter, Lily-Rose Melody Depp, shared a photo of herself and her father on Instagram this weekend, in support of the actor.

"My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know, he's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same," she wrote in the caption.

Depp and Heard were married 15 months ago and news of Heard's filing for divorce, citing "irreconcilable differences," surfaced earlier last week. The date of their separation was listed in the court filing as the Sunday after the alleged incident.

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" was produced by a division of The Walt Disney Co., which also owns ABC News.

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