Johnny Depp has fallen on some relatively tough times of late
Johnny Depp has fallen on some relatively tough times of late

Johnny Depp speaks for first time since abuse claims

Johnny Depp has appeared on camera for the first time since he was accused of assaulting estranged wife Amber Heard.

The 52-year-old actor - whose spouse filed for divorce last month and has accused him of hitting her with an iPhone - appeared in a promotional video for his group Hollywood Vampires' upcoming concert at Romexpo Arena in Bucharest, Romania.

Holding a guitar and wearing a leather jacket, Johnny says in the clip: "Hi, I'm Johnny Depp with the Hollywood Vampires

After urging fans to go to the show, he smiled and lifted his guitar then added: 

"We hope to see you there and have some big fun. Have fun."

It was recently claimed Johnny and Amber - who were married for 15 months - are embroiled in a custody battle over their dogs Pistol and Boo.

The 30-year-old actress wants Pistol, who was given to her by ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree, but the 'Black Mass' star is battling to keep both. 

A source said: "Johnny adores both dogs.

"He wants them to be happy and finds it unbelievable she is suggesting dividing them. Money means nothing when it comes to those animals.

"They're effectively treated as their kids. For Johnny, this is war. He'll stop at nothing to have Pistol and Boo with him."

Amber landed in hot water last year after she snuck the dogs into Australia. 

She pleaded guilty to supplying false documents and the couple made a cringe-worthy confession video to say sorry earlier this year.

The pair attended Southport Magistrates Court in Queensland, where they were last pictured in public together, to hear the two charges of illegal importation had been dropped. 

The blonde actress' lawyer Jeremy Kirk told the court she was under the impression Johnny's staff had dealt with the two dogs' travel forms when they arrived. Kirk said the documents had "slipped through the cracks". 

Meanwhile, this will not be Johnny's first divorce. He married make-up artist Lori Anne Allison in 1983 but they went their separate ways two years later. 

He also split from French actress partner Vanessa Paradis - who he has daughter Lily-Rose, 17, and 13-year-old son Jack with - in 2012 after 14 years together. 

Amber was in a three-year relationship with girlfriend Tasya until 2011.

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