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Amber Heard withdrawing abuse allegations as she settles divorce case with Johnny Depp for £6.1m

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. Credit: PA

Amber Heard is withdrawing allegations that Johnny Depp physically abused her and the pair have settled their divorce case for £6.1 million.

The actress's lawyers are said to be filing a dismissal of her temporary restraining order against Depp on Tuesday.

Heard filed for divorce in May and days later obtained a temporary restraining order accusing the Oscar-nominated actor of hitting her during a fight in their Los Angeles apartment.

Depp denied abusing her and police said they found no evidence of a crime.

The former Hollywood couple issued a joint statement saying that they would resolve the divorce proceedings privately.

Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain.

There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.

– A joint statement from the pair.

The deal between the pair was struck after a photo emerged in court documents of a finger injury suffered by Depp when he allegedly cut off the tip of his finger by accident during a fit of rage, a source said.

In court papers Heard said the 53-year-old had a "history of drug and alcohol abuse" and been "verbally and physically abusive" for the entirety of their four-year-relationship.

The 30-year-old has said that she will donate the money to charity.

A hearing on the case has been scheduled to begin on Wednesday.