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Lily-Rose defends father Johnny Depp following abuse allegations

Lily-Rose defends father Johnny Depp following abuse allegations
28 May
2016

Johnny Depp's daughter, Lily-Rose, is standing by her father following allegations of domestic abuse.

The 17-year-old model and actress posted a baby photo with her father on social media Sunday.

"My dad is the sweetest, most loving person I know," the Instagram post reads. "He's been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I [sic], and everyone who knows him would say the same."

Depp's estranged wife, Amber Heard, alleges the 52-year-old actor repeatedly hit her during a recent fight and threw a phone at her cheek, leaving her face bruised.

After a hearing in a Los Angeles court, Heard got a restraining order against Depp, which will remain in effect until the next hearing in court June 17.

Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court May 27 after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a recent fight, striking her cheek and eye.

(Richard Vogel/Associated Press)

Depp has not yet spoken publicly about the allegations. His lawyer, Laura Wasser, contended that Heard's filing, along with requests for financial assistance from the Alice Through the Looking Glass actor, appear to be "in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce."

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Johnny Depp and wife actress Amber Heard, seen here in January, are divorcing after 15 months of marriage. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

Heard, a successful model and actress, filed for divorce last week from Depp after 15 months of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

Lily-Rose and her brother Jack, 14, are Depp's children from a previous relationship with French singer-actress Vanessa Paradis, which lasted 14 years.