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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s friend talks about the couple post-divorce

13 September 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

New York City, NY, United States (4E) – The mutual friend of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, iO Tillet Wright, has released a statement regarding the two after they have settled their divorce.

The 31-year-old gay rights activist and the author of “Extracted from Darling Days: A Memoir,” lived with the two before they got married. Accordingly, Wright was attempting to kill himself after he traveled to NYC to confront an ex. Wright talked to The Times of London’s Sunday Times and the article was published during the September 11 issue.

Wright revealed that Depp insisted that he join a 12-step program for the abused friends and family of addicts. He eventually moved out but in the divorce documents submitted in May, Wright was named in Heard’s abuse claim against Depp. In the documents, Heard claimed that she was forced by Depp to call Wright and while calling the writer, he ripped the phone from her hand and began cursing at her and Wright.

Heard added, “I heard iO yell at me to get out of the house. Johnny then grabbed the cell phone, wound up his arm like a baseball pitcher and threw the cell phone at me striking my cheek and eye with great force.”

Wright revealed that he called 911 and that he wrote a blog about it because he believed getting involved in the situation was just his imperative to say what he thought was right. He also revealed that he and Depp are no longer in contact with each other but he still speaks with Heard on a regular basis and he described her as one of his best friends.

He also revealed that he stopped talking to Depp because he feels that the 53-year-old actor has been unapologetic about his behavior. Depp has denied any of the allegations made by Heard against him.

Wright added, "It's a tough thing. My attitude about that is the same as the attitude I have about my parents. People are very rarely bad people. People have things that happen to them and people have pain they are trying to get around."

A divorce settlement was reached in August and she was awarded $7 million. A joint statement from the two was released and they said that neither of the parties made false accusations for financial gain.