Johnny Depp’s 17-year-old daughter is speaking out in defense of the actor after his estranged wife Amber Heard made shocking allegations of ongoing domestic abuse in court filings on Friday.
My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know, he's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same
Sharing a vintage photo with her father, Lily-Rose wrote on Instagram Sunday, “My dad is the sweetest, most loving person I know, he’s been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same.”
Lily-Rose’s mother is Johnny’s ex partner Vanessa Paradis. The former couple, who were together for 14 years, also share a son Jack, 14.
Last week, Heard filed for divorce from Johnny after 15 months of marriage. Things escalated on Friday when the actress was granted a temporary restraining order against the star after submitting photos of bruises on her face that she said resulted from an alleged domestic abuse incident on May 21. (The LAPD previously told PEOPLE that they investigated the incident after receiving a 911 call but they didn’t see “any evidence of a crime” and Heard declined to file a report against Depp. The actor had left the apartment by the time the cops had arrived.)
In the same court documents, Heard claimed that Depp was abusive throughout their four-year romance.
In response to Heard’s restraining order request, Depp’s attorney Laura Wasser said that the actress is “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse,” according to court filings obtained by PEOPLE.
“Her current application for a temporary restraining order along with her financial requests appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce,” Wasser said in court documents. “Yet Johnny cannot protect himself or Amber from media scrutiny, and Amber’s anger certainly cannot drive this dissolution proceeding.”
The actor was with his daughter just before the divorce news broke, visiting the teenager in Paris.
A source told PEOPLE that Depp may have warned her about his impending split with Heard.