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Johnny Depp 'escapes controversy on private island'

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Johnny Depp 'escapes controversy on private island'

Johnny Depp has escaped the ongoing drama surrounding his divorce by reportedly flying to his private island in the Bahamas.

The 53-year-old actor - who is in the midst of a divorce from his estranged wife Amber Heard, 30 - recently toured Europe with his band the Hollywood Vampires and rather return to the glare of the spotlight in the US, Johnny has instead flown off to the Caribbean, according to Us Weekly.

Interestingly, the island was also the destination where the Hollywood duo - who met on the set of 'The Rum Diaries' in 2009 - tied the knot.

Amber recently filed for divorce from the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor and has accused him of being physically and verbally abusive towards her during their marriage.

The actress' pal iO Tillet Wright, who called the police after Johnny allegedly attacked Amber last month, recently said that Amber was left with a "busted lip and clumps of hair on the floor" after an "all-out assault".

In a blog post, she wrote: "The reports of violence started with a kick on a private plane, then it was shoves and the occasional punch, until finally, in December, she described an all-out assault and she woke up with her pillow covered in blood. I know this because I went to their house. I saw the pillow with my own eyes. I saw the busted lip and the clumps of hair on the floor. I got the phone call immediately after it happened, her screaming and crying, a stoic woman reduced to sobs."

The photographer also claimed that she called 911 because Amber "never would".

She wrote: "I called 911 because she never would. Because every time it happened, her first thought was about protecting him. Because every time it happened, the sweet, loving man we all cared for so much would come back with apologies, profuse, swearing up and down that he understood how bad what he had done was, and swearing never to do it again."

Johnny has denied all of the allegations.