JOHNNY DEPP plans to give a no-holds-barred TV interview in response to his wife Amber Heard’s domestic violence allegations.
The star of Pirates Of The Caribbean aims “to set the record straight”, even though his lawyers have advised him against it.
On Friday, four days after filing for divorce, Heard won a restraining order barring him from coming within 100 yards of her after claiming he hit her with an iPhone on May 21.
She also alleged in a written statement that Depp regularly abused her while high on drugs and alcohol.
A friend of more than 20 years said last night: “He is shell-shocked over the events of the last week and is determined to tell his side of the story. His whole life has been turned upside down.”
Depp, 52, on tour in Europe with the Hollywood Vampires, the rock band he formed with Alice Cooper, wants to do a one-on-one US TV interview “as soon as possible.”
His friend added: “As this is a civil and not a criminal matter, Johnny believes he has every right to address his fans about the terrible claims and accusations being hurled around.”
Heard, 30, Depp’s wife of 15 months, says the iPhone attack took place the day after his mother’s death.