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Warning: The photos contained in this article contain graphic imagery that may be disturbing to readers.

New photos have surfaced that provide a glimpse into the injuries Amber Heard alleges she experienced at the hands of Johnny Depp.

In images first acquired by People, the actress and model is photographed in what appears to be a bathroom with bruises on her face. In additional photographs, a visible cut is seen on the 30-year-old's lip as she poses in front of a black background.

According to a source close to Amber, the injuries occurred last December when Johnny allegedly attempted to injure his wife with a pillow.

Amber Heard, PEOPLE

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In court documents obtained by E! News, the actress described a December event that could correlate with the alleged timeline of the photos just surfacing. "There also have been several prior incidents of domestic violence with Johnny, in particular there was one severe incident in December 2015 when I truly feared that my life was in danger," she said in her declaration, but did not provide any more information on that altercation.

In the same documents filed in last week's domestic violence restraining order request, which was subsequently granted, Amber also alleged that her estranged husband has "been on a downward spiral for a few months" and has "battled with substance abuse for quite some time."

According to a separate source, his sobriety has played a role in his actions.

Amber Heard, PEOPLE

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"Johnny is a loving man by nature, but his drug use has completely changed him," our source shared.  Friends close to the situation have also told our source that it was like a switch…he'd be this loving fun guy one minute and a few hours later would be completely unrecognizable.

As Johnny continues touring with his band The Hollywood Vampires, the actor has remained quiet on the allegations brought against him. The only statement thus far came after the couple filed for divorce.

"Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life," his rep shared with E! News. "Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly."

For more information on domestic abuse or to get help for yourself/someone you love, visit the website for The National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233.