Johnny Depp lies low in the Bahamas as divorce battle rumbles on
Johnny Depp has jetted off to his private island in the Bahamas to unwind as his attorney continues to seek a settlement with his estranged wife Amber Heard.
The actress filed to end the couple's 15-month marriage on 23 May (16), and then obtained a domestic violence restraining order against Depp, accusing him of abuse on a number of occasions.
The 53-year-old's representative blasted the allegations, as Depp escaped the drama surrounding his personal life by hitting the road to tour Europe with his band, the Hollywood Vampires.
They wrapped up the string of shows in Bucharest, Romania earlier this week (begs06Jun16), and instead of flying back to Los Angeles to deal with the legal drama, Depp headed straight to the Caribbean to lay low for a few days, reports People.com.
Ironically, his getaway in the Bahamas, which he purchased in 2004, is where he and Heard tied the knot in February, 2015.
Meanwhile, Johnny's divorce attorney, Laura Wasser, headed to a Los Angeles court on Friday (10Jun16) to ask a judge to force Amber to sit for a deposition before their next court date for the protection order on 17 June (16).
Wasser claims the actress and her friend Raquel Pennington, a witness to the alleged abuse, have been dodging her efforts to quiz them under oath about accusations made against the Oscar nominee prior to next week's hearing.
However, Heard's lawyer, Samantha Spector, insisted her client has no time to meet as she is currently in New Jersey celebrating Pennington's recent engagement, and will then head to London for a three-day costume fitting for the forthcoming Justice League movies.
Spector told the judge the 30-year-old would only return on Thursday night (16Jun16), prompting her to request the 17 June date be postponed to give them more time to prepare.
Wasser opposed the motion, claiming dragging out the case will cause further damage to her client's career.
She is also seeking to gain access to Heard's cell phone records to determine if text messages reportedly detailing multiple instances of alleged abuse, which have surfaced in the press, are real or fake.
A ruling on each motion has yet to be publicly announced, but in legal papers Wasser filed on Thursday (09Jun16), she revealed the two sides have discussed working towards a settlement to avoid the case going to trial.
According to TMZ.com, Depp and Wasser have made a financial offer, but they have yet to receive a response from Heard's representatives.
The actress previously revealed she was seeking $50,000 (£35,000) a month in spousal support, a request Depp moved to have denied.
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