‘Aquaman’ star Amber Heard has subpoenaed the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for documents and records from the 2016 domestic disturbance involving her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Heard accused the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star of physical abuse in 2016 and the two have been involved in a legal case since. 

Amber Heard’s legal team requested the LAPD to “produce the books, documents, records, electronically stored information and tangible things” pertaining to a 2016 domestic disturbance involving her and Depp, Deadline reported. 

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Heard’s lawyers sent a similar subpoena in January, as per reports. The one filed in September 2021 has requested body camera footage from officers who responded to the home Depp and Heard formerly shared.

“We don’t comment on open or pending litigation,” an LAPD public information officer told the Deadline on Thursday.

The subpoena is Heard’s attempt to determine of the ‘officers followed LAPD policy, procedures and/or protocols in responding to the call at Eastern Columbia Building on May 21, 2016, respecting Ms Heard.’

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It demands the department to produce “all documents and communications” from the officers’ investigation including “all documents that show any deletions, modifications or viewing up the present for footage uploaded during that timeframe.”

A Virginia judge in August ruled in favour of Depp in a $50-million defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber.

The ‘Aquaman’ star is pursuing $100 million counterclaim and she attempted a Hail Mary move in April to have the judge dismiss the two-year old case. She based her claim on her ex-husband losing a libel trial in the UK late last year against Rupert Murdoch’s The judge said the court was not persuaded by defendant’s argument. A trial is set for 2022. 

In November last year, Depp lost a libel lawsuit against the publishers of the British tabloid newspaper The Sun, which had called him a “wife-beater”. Judge Andrew Nicol dismissed the actor’s claim after three weeks of revelations about the couple’s stormy relationship, saying the article had been proven to be “substantially true”. He was also asked to resign from his role in WarnerBros’ ‘Fantastic Beasts’.