Johnny Depp, Amber Heard

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Amber Heard was scheduled to give her deposition on Friday in Los Angeles over claims that Johnny Depp physically abused her during their marriage. However, she had to delay her court appearance once again due to an "emergency."

According to court documents obtained by E! News, "to no fault of her own, Amber was unable to arrange for a flight to travel from London," where she is currently filming Justice League. Thus, the L.A. Superior Court tells us the deposition was cancelled for the August 12 date and rescheduled for August 13, while the court hearing has been scheduled for August 17. 

In the court documents, Heard's attorneys, Samantha Spector and Joseph Koenig, also took a dig at Depp's legal team.

"Johnny's counsel continues to wage a malicious war against Amber in the Court of Public Opinion in an effort to intimidate and discourage Amber from telling the truth," they said, suggesting the actor will never speak about the alleged domestic abuse under oath. "It is a disturbing shame that Johnny's lawyers continue to pursue a relentless personal attack against Amber," they added.

Amber Heard, Johnny Depp

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Heard's deposition was originally scheduled for June 17 but was delayed. While some reports suggested she was dodging her deposition and had lied about having a fitting for The Justice League in London to avoid taking the stand, a source told E! News it was simply due to a court procedure.

Depp's attorney, Laura Wasser, had filed the request for Heard to be deposed before the June 17 trial, on June 10. However, she only filed nine days before ahead of the June 10 deposition, and since the court requires ten days notice, it was deemed invalid.

Wasser then filed for an emergency deposition, but the court ruled there were no grounds to do so and it was denied again. Following that, Wasser filed for a continuance for the trial that was originally scheduled on June 17, which was granted. The trial was then rescheduled for August 15, and the deposition was later scheduled for August 12.

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Meanwhile, less than a week after filing for divorce from Depp last month, Heard filed a domestic violence restraining order against him, which was subsequently granted. The following day, photos were released of the actress with bruises on her face and a cut on her lip.

In the court documents for the restraining order, Heard said that her estranged husband has "been on a downward spiral for a few months" and has "battled with substance abuse for quite some time."

Now, Heard is waiting to take the stand and testify against Depp in order to obtain a permanent restraining order.

While Depp has not directly addressed the accusations made by Heard, his rep released a statement shortly 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."

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