LAPD did not consider actress Amber Heard a victim of domestic violence when she went to the apartment she shared with Johnny Depp after an argument in 2016.
The Fairfaix County Court in Virginia screened a video statement by Agent Melissa Saenz, who traveled to the home after receiving an emergency call.
“I did not identify her as a victim of domestic violence,” the police replied when asked why she did not activate the domestic violence protocol (also referred to in the United States as male violence).
According to Sáenz, the authorities’ visit to the couple’s flat in Los Angeles lasted less than 20 minutes and occurred on the night of May 21, 2016, a date on which Heard had previously said she was beaten by the actor. After the visit, the Los Angeles Police (LAPD) closed the case because “no crime” had been committed.
The statement comes a day after Johnny Depp ended his four-day statement, in which he defended that he “has never beaten a woman” and assured that he was a victim of domestic violence for the attacks received from Amber Heard.
In the lawsuit, Depp accuses his ex-wife of defamation for an article she published in the newspaper ‘The Washington Post’ in 2018, after her divorce, in which she claimed to have suffered “domestic abuse” and asks for more than 45 million euros for damages.