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Amber Heard’s lawyers retract part of settlement statement, apologize to Johnny Depp

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had an

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had an "intensely passionate and at times volatile" relationship. Credit: Getty Images / Vittorio Zunino Celotto

Amber Heard’s divorce attorneys have retracted comments they made after Heard and Johnny Depp’s settlement Tuesday in the couple’s acrimonious divorce.

After Samantha F. Spector said the actress had been “vindicated in the court of public opinion,” the lawyer issued a statement Tuesday saying the earlier statement “on behalf of myself and [fellow attorney] Joseph Koenig was made without the knowledge or approval of Amber Heard. The statement is untrue and we retract it, without qualification. My assertion that Amber Heard has been vindicated in the court of public opinion is not true. We regret the error and apologize to Johnny Depp.”

“Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise star Depp, 53, and Heard, 30, had announced Tuesday that they had reached a private settlement in their divorce proceedings. “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,” they said in a joint statement. “Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity. There will be no further public statements about this matter.”

Spector’s original statement had read, “We are very pleased that this matter has been settled and Amber has been vindicated in the court of public opinion. The case was incredibly challenging and demanding on everyone involved, but mostly on Amber who showed great grace and strength under fire. It was an honor to represent her.”

Before Spector’s statements, Depp’s attorney, Laura Wasser, told “Entertainment Tonight”: “We’re just happy it’s over.”

Additionally, according to court documents cited by ABC News, Heard’s attorneys filed for dismissal of the actress’ temporary restraining order against Depp.


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