Amber Heard not victim of domestic violence, officer says in Johnny Depp case

Amber Heard was "not identified as a victim of domestic violence", a police officer has told the court during Johnny Depp's defamation trial in Virginia on Tuesday 26 April.

Police officer Melissa Saenz of Los Angeles Police Department responded to an indecent at actor Johnny's penthouse apartment in Los Angeles on 21 May 2016.

Officer Saenz has explained how marks on Amber's face were consistent with her crying rather than her being hit with a mobile phone.

The police officer explained she "gets a lot of domestic violence calls every day" and probably attended around "100 domestic violence cases" by the time she attended the call at Johnny's penthouse in 2016.

She said she arrived with another officer, Officer Hadden, after 36 year old Amber's friend called to say the actress had an argument with Johnny, 58.

In the pre-recorded testimony, the officer said Johnny wasn't present at the apartment and Amber "would give no further information".

And, as she was questioned from Amber's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft Officer Saenz said she "took no notes, or photos or recorded anything" when she was called out.

She agreed that "Heard was crying, red eyed and was not making eye-contact" when she talked to her and said she "saw nothing out of the ordinary" at the penthouse and nothing was broken or damaged.

Officer Saenz also told Amber's lawyer: "I did not identify her as a victim of domestic violence".

And, when asked about the redness in Amber's face in photos shown to the officer, Saenz said: "It does not look like an injury caused by a cellphone".

She explained how she felt the photos are "consistent with her crying, her face was flushed" but was not consistent with an injury.

Amber and Johnny are currently embroiled in a legal battle after the Pirates of the Caribbean star lost a libel case in the UK.

The actor is is suing his ex-wife Amber for $50m (£38m) over an op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse.

Amber has sued back with a $100 counterclaim against her ex husband.

The pair started dating in 2012 after meeting on the set of The Rum Diary a few years earlier. They when wed in 2015 but split 15 months after tying the knot.

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Amber filed for a divorce and a restraining order, appearing in a LA court with a bruised cheek. She said her husband had "violently" attacked her and thrown a mobile phone at her with "extreme force".

She made other allegations of "excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse" and "angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults" in court filings. Johnny denies the claims.

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