Amber Heard’s Ex-Girlfriend Claims Actress Was ‘Wrongfully Accused’ In Domestic Violence Arrest
Amber Heard’s ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree is speaking out after information surfaced earlier this week that the actress was arrested in 2009 for domestic violence against her.
In a statement released to Page Six, Tasya van Ree said that the 2009 domestic violence incident was actually a misunderstanding by two other individuals in a “power position” who she felt demonstrated “misogynistic” and “homophobic” leanings. Here’s her official statement:
“In 2009, Amber was wrongfully accused for an incident that was misinterpreted and over-sensationalized by two individuals in a power position. I recount hints of misogynistic attitudes toward us which later appeared to be homophobic when they found out we were domestic partners and not just ‘friends.’ Charges were quickly dropped and she was released moments later. It’s disheartening that Amber’s integrity and story are being questioned yet again. Amber is a brilliant, honest and beautiful woman and I have the utmost respect for her. We shared 5 wonderful years together and remain close to this day.”
Following the public altercation with van Ree, Heard appeared in front of a King County judge on Sept. 15, 2009. However, the prosecutor declined to file charges.
On May 27, after claiming that estranged husband, Johnny Depp, had been both “verbally and physically abusive” to her throughout the “entirety” of their relationship, Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against him.
Depp’s attorney Laura Wasser responded to Heard’s initial court claims by saying the actress “is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”
This is all very messy.