Evan Rachel Wood attacks press coverage of Amber Heard's bisexuality

Wood is said to have retweeted a tweet which read: 'What does Amber being bisexual and having lesbian friends have to do with anything?'

Maya Oppenheim
Sunday 29 May 2016 16:00
The 28-year-old actress, who is also openly bisexual, shared her thoughts on the matter on Twitter
The 28-year-old actress, who is also openly bisexual, shared her thoughts on the matter on Twitter

Evan Rachel Wood has condemnned the press coverage of Amber Heard's bisexuality.

Since the news that Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband Johnny Depp has emerged, a number of news reports have discussed the 30-year-old’s sexuality in a pejorative manner.

The 28-year-old actress, who is also openly bisexual, shared her thoughts on the matter on Twitter. Wood quoted the following tweet and added “boom” in agreement: “Amber Heard‘s sexuality is only relevant in that bi women are at far greater risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. Bisexuality however is not a reason for violence. It doesn’t mean Heard is somehow immoral or deserving of abuse.” Wood has since deleted the tweet.

Wood is also said to have retweeted a tweet which read, “What does amber being bisexual and having lesbian friends have to do with anything? F*** the media seriously..”

Heard appeared in court on Friday, with a visible bruise on her face, and alleged that Depp threw a Phone at her face last Saturday and was also violent towards her on several occasions during their 15-month marriage.

“I live in fear that Johnny will return to the residence unannounced to terrorise me, physically and emotionally,” Heard wrote in the court documents.

In court papers responding to Heard’s plea for the restraining order, Depp's lawyer Laura Wasser claimed, “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse. Her current application for a temporary restraining order along with her financial requests appear to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce.” The negative media coverage Wasser alludes to is the commentary surrounding the fact Heard chose to file for a divorce just days after Depp’s mother Betty Sue died.

Depp has not released a statement since the news Heard had been granted a restraining order has emerged. But after the news they did not have a prenupt agreement and Heard was choosing to seek spousal support, he said the following. “Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the malicious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,” the statement read. “Hopefully, the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”

Representatives for Wood, Heard, and Depp did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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