Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have finally come to a settlement in their bitter, protracted divorce battle, Daily Mail Online can exclusively reveal.
Lawyers for each side have been at logger-heads over the past few days as they battled to reach an agreement for the pair.
But late on Monday night Depp agreed a settlement believed to be close to $10million for his estranged wife – to whom he was married for just 15-months.
In a joint statement released exclusively to Daily Mail Online the couple described their relationship as ‘passionate’ and at times ‘volatile’ but said neither of them intended to cause the other harm.
The statement said: ‘Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have agreed to resolve their divorce proceedings privately.
‘They are issuing this joint statement: “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love.
‘Neither party has lied nor made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.
‘Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future.
‘Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity. There will be no further public statements about this matter.’
Daily Mail Online understands a settlement was reached after Depp was left devastated by revelations he cut his finger and daubed offensive messages in blood and paint on to a mirror.
A source said: ‘Stories about the messages in blood were the tipping point for Johnny, he was devastated.
‘The facts that have come out in the past few days have left him distraught, he just wanted it all over with.’
Sources told Daily Mail Online that the financial settlement was finalized over the weekend but the sticking point was the wording of the divorce documents.
Heard wanted a joint statement in which Depp admitted he committed domestic violence, but Depp bluntly refused.
Earlier Monday it emerged in court papers that Depp sliced the tip of his finger in a fit of rage.
Daily Mail Online has learned that the incident happened last March while Depp was in Australia and was high on weed and ecstasy on top of having drunk several bottles of red wine.
He had been speaking with Heard on the phone while she was filming The Danish Girl in London when they began to fight and he threw the phone at some glass, causing the injury.
The court papers claim that Depp then took his bloody finger and dipped it in blue paint before using the mixture of the two liquids to write ‘STARRING,’ ‘Billy Bob, ‘ and ‘Easy Amber’ on the wall.
‘Billy Bob’ is Billy Bob Thornton claims Heard, who had starred in the 2008 film The Informers with the actress and then London Fields, which will be released later this year.
Depp was reportedly accusing Heard, 30, of having an affair with the 61-year-old actor during the fight, which occurred in his Australian villa while he was filming the latest installment of Pirates of the Caribbean. Read the whole thing