Johnny Depp Stalling Divorce, Amber Heard Says

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Amber Heard says Johnny Depp is delaying their divorce by trying to force her to sign non-disclosure agreements before he provides his financial information.

US Weekly is reporting that Heard is accusing him of stalling in new court documents she filed on Tuesday.

“[Depp] and his counsel’s demand for the execution of these two non-disclosure agreements which impose undue financial hardships and burdens on [Heard] are nothing but blatant threats by [Depp] and are illustrative of his continued attempts to thwart real progress in this case,” the documents read.

“[Depp] has been stonewalling the progress of this case by refusing to provide the most basic financial documents, and he is now filing his second ex parte on the same discovery issue coupled with a second request to continue court-ordered deadlines related to the DVRO hearing.”

Heard’s filing is a direct response to Depp’s July 15 request that asked to keep their divorce proceedings behind closed doors.

Depp’s lawyers request “all documents produced by [Depp] in this action and/or any third parties subpoenaed in this action…shall be designated as ‘Confidential Information’ herein.”

Depp brought NDAs into the equation when Heard requested financial and personal information from the Academy Award winner.

“Johnny does not dispute that Amber is entitled to the majority of the information sought in her discovery requests and subpoena,” the actor’s legal team said in their filing.

“He is willing to produce the documents necessary…He has asked, however, that a confidentially agreement be executed prior to the production of documents in order to protect the parties’ privacy.”

Heard filed for divorce back in May after just a 15-month marriage to Depp.

The actress then claimed that he physically abused her during their relationship, a claim Depp and his team have repeatedly refuted.