Amber Heard demanded Johnny Depp give her use of their apartments, Range Rover, and $125k cash as part of their divorce to keep things 'out of the media spotlight'

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  • Amber Heard's divorce demands were revealed in a letter submitted during Johnny Depp's defamation trial.

  • A 2016 letter asks for her to be able to stay in their apartments rent-free and a Range Rover to keep things "out of the media spotlight."

  • Depp is suing Heard for defamation, alleging she lied that she was abused in an op-ed.

Amber Heard demanded that Johnny Depp allow her to live rent-free in their apartments while he continued to pay the mortgage and utilities in exchange for keeping their increasingly messy divorce "out of the media spotlight."

That's according to a letter shown in court on Wednesday as evidence in the ongoing defamation trial.

The letter — sent from Heard's attorney Samantha Spector to Depp's lawyer Laura Wasser in 2016 after Heard filed for divorce from the "Pirates" star — also demanded $125,000 to cover attorney's fees and the "exclusive use and possession" of a black Range Rover that Depp would continue to make payments for. The letter was entered into evidence as Wasser testified about the details of the divorce.

"Although Amber is afraid of Johnny, she strongly insists that we do everything possible to keep this personal matter out of the media spotlight," the letter said, before noting that Heard hadn't publicly filed for a restraining order at the time.

Her desire to keep things private is also "why we did not arrange for Johnny to have been personally served at last night's movie premiere," Heard's attorneys wrote.

Depp was promoting "Alice in Wonderland" at the time of the couple's separation.

The letter then listed Heard's demands, concluding: "We are indeed hopeful that we can swiftly work out mutually acceptable short and long term solutions outside of the public eye."

Depp is suing Heard for defamation, alleging that she lied that she was the victim of domestic abuse in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. The article, he alleges, insinuated he was the perpetrator; the Oscar-winning actor claims the column made him lose job opportunities.

Depp himself testified in court over four days about their tumultuous relationship and break-up.

Heard has denied the allegations and accused Depp of physically assaulting her, and is expected to begin presenting her side of the case next week.

By the time the divorce was finalized in early 2017, Depp was on the hook for more than $14 million, according to Edward White, Depp's business manager, who testified on Thursday.

The amount included $7 million paid to Heard, as well as $500,000 for her lawyers, taxes, and all the bills for their jointly owned assets, White testified.

Heard pledged to split the $7 million between donations to the ACLU and a children's hospital. But an ACLU executive who testified this week said it received only $1.3 million of the promised $3.5 million in her name, and that $500,000 of that money actually came from Elon Musk, who Heard dated following her breakup with Depp.

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