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Johnny Depp's former management knew he had "gotten physical" with Amber Heard, it has been claimed in court documents.
The 'Black Mass' actor split from the 'Danish Girl' star last year amid accusations he was abusive, and although he has always denied the claims, The Management Group (TMG) stated they knew he was "volatile" in filings submitted as part of their ongoing legal battle with their famous former client.

In documents submitted this week, they said: "During his recent divorce from Amber Heard, Depp publicly and repeatedly denied having physically assaulted his former wife and accused her of manufacturing the allegations to 'extend her 15 minutes of fame'.

"However, [TMG were] informed well after the fact through communications with various house staff and security that Depp had been extremely volatile and sometimes 'gotten physical' with Heard. [They] were also later informed that Depp had violently kicked Heard during an incident that took place in or around 2014."

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During the bitter divorce battle, Amber made public texts she had exchanged with the 54-year-old star's assistant, in which the employee apologised for his boss' behaviour, but the actor denied the texts were real - a claim which TMG dispute.

The filming continued: "Depp and his long-time assistant publicly denied the messages and outrageously accused Heard of manufacturing them.

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"TMG is informed and believes that Depp knew full well that the text messages were genuine, but pressured and berated his assistant to falsely challenge the texts publicly."

Elsewhere in the lengthy document, the company alleged their former client - who has kids Lily-Rose, 18, and Jack, 15, with ex-partner Vanessa Paradis - had lied to unspecified "public authorities" about a family issue.

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According to Hollywood Gossip, they stated: [Depp was being] interviewed by public authorities relating to a serious and troubling issue involving his family ... [Depp] knowingly lied to public authorities in several respects in connection with these matters... [His actions] marked lack of concern for certain serious family issues."

Depp is locked in a legal battle with his former management company after he sued them for mismanaging his money, while they hit back insisting his financial problems are his own fault.