The Amber Heard and Johnny Depp hullabaloo is far from over, now that the former has been accused of faking facial bruises. This, after Amber was seen two days after police officers themselves surfaced and several witnesses testified that they saw her without bruises.
Reports from entertainment website TMZ reveal that when Heard called 911, responding officers saw no signs that Depp’s wife was bruised or hurt at all. In fact, as part of emergency response protocols, the officers insisted they be allowed to enter the house to make sure Heard was not under duress by anyone.
At the time, officers had no idea the actor was involved in the incident, as their only knowledge was that they were responding to a case of domestic altercation. Before Heard allowed the officers to come in, she was questioned by the officers, and she never even mentioned Depp, the report added.
In a separate report from TMZ, on May 23, two days after the alleged day Depp hit Heard, two more witnesses, one a lawyer, echoed the officers’ statement. The two witnesses, who lived in the same residential complex, saw Heard without makeup and no facial bruises or signs of injury.
The report added that one of the two witnesses was about to compliment Heard for her complexion. Another saw Amber on May 25 and again, without any bruise.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), at least one woman is beaten or assaulted by domestic partners every 9 seconds, or 20 women per minute, in the United States. But women are not the lone victims in this societal dilemma, as 1 in 4 men also experience domestic violence from their partners in their lifetime. For women, it’s 1 in every 3.