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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's court hearing postponed

Published 16/06/2016

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

The couple was due in court for a hearing linked to Amber's temporary restraining order against Johnny on Friday.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have postponed their court hearing on Friday (17Jun16), as they attempt to work out a divorce deal.

The actress filed to end the couple's 15-month marriage in May (16), and then obtained a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Depp, accusing him of abusing her throughout their marriage.

Johnny and Amber were scheduled to face off in court on Friday, when a judge was expected to determine whether or not he needed to extend the temporary restraining order against the actor, but according to TMZ.com, the estranged couple is now looking to work out a settlement.

Sources tell the outlet Johnny and Amber will discuss an agreement to avoid contact with each other and will also work out details surrounding property settlement and spousal support.

In her divorce filing, Amber reportedly asked for $50,000 (£35,200)-a-month in support and believed the court could have ordered the Pirates of the Caribbean star to pay her around $1 million (£704,000) temporarily per month, due to his 2015 salary of almost $30 million (£21.1 million).

However, Heard's lawyer filed a declaration on Monday (13Jun16), insisting the actress only asked for financial backing from her estranged spouse because she thought it was the standard operating procedure in a divorce case. She has reportedly withdrawn her request. But, in the documents filed, she reserved the right to request financial support after the restraining order issue is handled.

Johnny's lawyer has denied Amber's abuse claims.

A new court date has not been set.

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