Written by Melanie Burton, May 30, 2016

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp‘s divorce drama is going nuclear, in what could be one of Hollywood’s nastiest break-ups EVER!

On the back of Amber’s shock claims that she suffered violent abuse at the hands of Johnny, it’s been alleged that Cara Delevingne may have played a BIG part in the end of their brief marriage.

Yep, an insider reckons Johnny was ‘driven insane’ by Cara’s close friendship with his wife – who, like Cara is bisexual – and feared they were hooking up.

“Amber’s friendship with Cara, which grew closer and closer over time, brought about the beginning of the end for her marriage to Johnny,” a source told The Sun.

CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Cara Delevingne (L) and Amber Heard attend the de Grisogono 'Fatale In Cannes' party during the 67th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 20, 2014 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Cara and Amber on May 20 at Cannes Film Festival in 2014

“Amber always made her bisexual tendencies quite obvious. But that would spark furious rows with Johnny, who hated how indiscreet she was being. On one occasion he even screamed at her, ‘You’re making a fool of me.'”

Of course, Cara has been happily dating muso St Vincent for the last year, but she’s not the only woman Johnny apparently felt threatened by.

It’s also been reported that Johnny was jealous of Amber’s friendship with her ex- girlfriend Tasya van Ree, who she was with for four years and is even rumoured to have married – although the ceremony wasn’t legally binding.

Meanwhile, Johnny’s daughter, Lily Rose, and ex-partner of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis, have jumped to his defence, insisting the Johnny they know is far from abusive.

In a letter obtained by TMZ, Vanessa writes: “Johnny Depp is the father of my two children. He is a sensitive and loving person and I believe with all my heart that these recent allegations being made are outrageous. In all the years I have known Johnny, he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years.”

Lily-Rose also took to Instagram to defend her Dad, insisting “he’s the sweetest most loving person I know.”

Even Johnny’s ex-wife Lori Anne Allison, who he was married to from 1983 to 1985, has been telling friends that he was never abusive and was a ‘soft person.’

The allegations first came to light when Amber, 30, filed for divorce on May 23, just three days after Johnny’s mum Betty Sue had died.

She then turned up at court sporting a bruised eye and asking for a restraining order, claiming Johnny threw an iPhone at her face in a rage while “inebriated and high” last Saturday night.

Amber Heard shows bruises she claims were inflicted by Johnny Depp. Heard alleges the bruise around her eye was inflicted by Depp on May 21. She claims Depp smashed his iPhone in her face. Heard went to court in LA on Friday with her lawyer, with photos showing various bruises. Sources connected to Depp told TMZ Heard is "an affront to real victims of domestic violence." Pictured: Amber Heard Ref: SPL1290215 270516 Picture by: Splash Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

A photograph of the bruise Amber claims Johnny caused

Photos obtained by the Sunday Mirror from an LA courthouse show shards of glass over the floor of the apartment they shared, and Amber is reported to have told the court: “Johnny wound his arm up like a baseball pitcher, threw the phone and struck my cheek and eye with great force. He continued to rant in an aggressive and incoherent manner.”

The actress even said that on one occasion in December last year, she thought Johnny might kill her. “There also have been several prior incidents of domestic violence. In particular one severe incident when I truly feared that my life was in danger.”

Amber claims Johnny has “used excessive emotional verbal abuse which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed.”

However, Johnny’s lawyers allege that Amber – who was spotted laughing with a pal after meeting with her lawyers over the weekend – is using these violence claims to take a chunk of Johnny’s fortune. “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse,” one of the lawyers wrote in court documents obtained by the ABC.

“Amber painted herself as the beaten-down wife who did nothing wrong, but there is definitely another side to the story of their marriage,”another source told The Sun.

“He vehemently denies ever hitting her on Saturday night. He said that he never hit her, that she had a vicious temper and that he has only acted in self-defence. By the end of the marriage, they truly hated each other and would slag each other off all the time. There was no love there any more, but in spite of that, Johnny is devastated about all of this.”

Amber Heard leaves court in LA after claiming Johnny Depp physically assaulted her Ref: SPL1292249 270516 Picture by: Clint Brewer / Splash News Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 870-934-2666 photodesk@splashnews.com

Amber looks solemn leaving court after asking for a restraining order

Whilst at court, the actress also demanded ownership of the couple’s LA penthouse, their black Range Rover and their dogs Boo and Pistol – the latter of whom she wanted to ban Johnny from seeing altogether.

That was as well as $100,000 from Johnny to cover her attorney fees, $25,000 for her forensic accounting fees, and $50,000 a month in temporary spousal support.

The judge granted the restraining order, but rejected her requests for spousal support and for the ban on seeing Pistol, explaining there was no evidence to suggest the pooch needs protection. The pair didn’t have a pre-nuptial agreement in place, but Californian divorce law says that Amber could receive a minimum of $15 million!

Amber wrote in a sworn declaration in court after the incident: “Johnny has a long-held and widely acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse. He has a short fuse.”

“He is often paranoid and his temper is exceptionally scary for me as it has proven many times to be physically dangerous and/or life threatening to me. I live in fear Johnny will return to the Broadway [LA] residence unannounced to terrorise me, physically and emotionally.”

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Amber attended her friend’s birthday party on Saturday night, seemingly covering her bruise with her fringe

Amber’s neighbour has also given a deposition to support allegations that Johnny was abusive.

Raquel Rose Pennington wrote in a document for court: “[I got a text message] asking me to come over to her condominium unit. When I opened the door, I saw Amber by the couch, covering her head with her arms and hands, as Johnny was loudly screaming at her.

“I ran over and stood in between Johnny and Amber, begging Johnny to stop yelling at her. I put my hands out in a defensive manner motioning him to stop. Johnny slapped my hands away and screamed foul obscenities at me.”

So what’s next?

With Hollywood’s biggest players rushing to pick a side, it’s been claimed that Johnny’s considering doing a televised interview to set the story straight. Watch this space.

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