Team Depp TMZ
TMZ posted two exclusives yesterday that were meant to discredit Amber Heard’s accusations against Johnny Depp. According to a neighbour who lives in the apartment building where Johnny Depp allegedly assaulted Amber that Saturday May 23 (prompting her to file for divorce two days later), the building concierges told her that Amber’s face seemed fine, makeup free, with no visible injuries. TMZ reports that these two concierges may end up testifying on Johnny’s behalf. Just to be clear, the concierges, who are evidently experts in makeup application, told a neighbour and she told TMZ – this is the chain of communication.
TMZ then followed that information with another exclusive later in the day:
Amber Heard -- who claims she was the victim of domestic violence by husband Johnny Depp -- was herself arrested for domestic violence against her then-domestic partner ... TMZ has learned.
According to law enforcement sources and documents, Amber and Tasya van Ree got in an argument on September 14, 2009 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Amber allegedly grabbed and struck Tasya in the arm, which upset Tasya and triggered the arrest.
Amber was arrested and booked for misdemeanor domestic violence. Her mug shot was taken and she appeared in court the following day.
TMZ has obtained audio of the court hearing, where the prosecutor declined to move forward with the case -- we're told because the women both lived in California. The judge told Amber she was not off the hook ... prosecutors could reconsider and refile within the 2-year statute of limitations. Amber thanks the judge and leaves the courtroom.
It’s well-known that TMZ has people going through LA courts sorting through paperwork all the time which is how they break many of their stories. That’s Los Angeles though. In Seattle? They would have to have been tipped off. So. By whom? Possible candidates:
-A Johnny Depp superfan who took it upon him/herself to go through legal documents in Seattle, randomly
-Someone who works in the Seattle legal system and just got paid
-Team Johnny Depp
Given that TMZ has also published information from deep inside the Depp camp, it’s not hard to believe that they would have also pointed them in this direction. That’s how Johnny’s been working this – nothing on the record, everything underground, using a powerful high traffic entertainment news source, that’s been known to attract a higher percentage of male readers than other outlets, to sell his side of the situation. Never get your hands dirty, kinda like a mob boss.
Attached - Johnny Depp performing with his band in Bucharest yesterday.
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