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Johnny Depp's attorney blasts Amber Heard's efforts to renegotiate divorce settlement

The actor insists the former couple already agreed on a settlement figure.

Johnny Depp's attorney has urged a Los Angeles judge to dismiss Amber Heard's "embarrassing grab" for more cash in their $7 million (£5.7 million) divorce settlement.

The Rum Diary co-stars became embroiled in a nasty court battle in May (16), when the actress filed to end her 15-month marriage to Depp.

She went on to accuse him of verbally and physically abusing her throughout their relationship, but in August (16), Depp agreed to settle the divorce drama by paying his ex $7 million, which she announced would be donated to charities benefiting domestic violence victims and sick children.

Their legal fight continued to rumble on after Heard recently accused the Pirates of the Caribbean star of failing to pay a portion of the settlement money by their court-approved deadline, holding up the process to finalise their divorce, and now she is reportedly seeking to renegotiate the settlement funds to score a bigger pay-off.

However, Depp's legal representative, Laura Wasser, is challenging the motion in court, insisting a deal is a deal, according to TMZ.com.

In the legal filing, Wasser claims Heard's request is "a blatant attempt to extend her fifteen minutes of fame", adding it is clearly "an embarrassing grab for additional and unwarranted attorney's fees".

Heard isn't the only one who wants her legal costs covered - last month (Dec16), Depp called for his ex to pay $100,000 (£81,700) toward his attorney's bills. He also asked for permission to deduct the sum from his next divorce settlement payment if the actress doesn't hand over the money on time.

A hearing for his motion has been scheduled for 13 January (17).

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