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Johnny Depp wants to stay on private island

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Johnny Depp wants to stay on private island

Johnny Depp doesn't want to return to Los Angeles.

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star - who has been accused of physically and verbally abusing his estranged wife Amber Heard - is reportedly planning on staying on his private island in the Bahamas for the time being, with his children flying back and forth to visit him.

A source told PEOPLE magazine: "He has no plans to return to Los Angeles. He misses nothing about LA but his kids, and they are visiting him in the Bahamas.

"Having his kids around is always great for him. He has really missed his kids. His friends have been flying back and forth for visits. He likes being surrounded by people and everyone is trying to cheer him up."

And the 53-year-old actor has already been visited by his 17-year-old daughter Lily-Rose and his son Jack, 14, is expected to travel over soon with his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis.

Meanwhile, Amber's legal team previously claimed she didn't tell police about the alleged abuse because she was keen to "protect her privacy and Johnny's career" but has been left no choice to involve them now.

They said in a 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.

"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 suffered through years of physical and psychological abuse at the hands of Johnny."

Johnny has denied the allegations made against him.