Johnny Depp has rejected claims in legal files which paint him as a tyrant who left his wife “truly fearing for her life”.
Lawyers for the star said he would contest claims by actress Amber Heard that he hurled an iPhone at her.
Depp’s furious denial came as explosive new details about the celebrity couple’s marriage emerged.
As a $400million divorce fight loomed, his lawyer Laura Wasser said in a
“Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.
“Amber is a successful model and actress who earns her own income and is capable of supporting herself.Amber’s anger certainly cannot drive this dissolution proceeding.”
However, Amber’s claims were being questioned as Los Angeles police said they were not investigating an assault.
LAPD Officer Drake Madison confirmed officers who attended the scene eight days ago saw no evidence of a physical assault.
He said: “A crime did not occur so the officers left the scene and left a business card.”