Written by Zoë Holloway, June 8, 2016

In the wake of her messy divorce from Johnny Depp, it has come to light that Amber Heard was reportedly arrested in September 2009 after she was said to have assaulted her then-girlfriend, Tasya van Ree, at an airport.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11: (L to R) Amber Heard and Taysa Van Ree attend the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2011 Official Coverage at Lincoln Center on September 11, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

According to reports, the two got into a heated argument at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when a now-30-year-old Amber grabbed Tasya’s arm and struck her.

Tasya, upset over the incident, had Amber taken into custody and saw her booked for misdemeanour domestic violence.

Although the claims were dismissed, this news comes after Amber has accused her now ex-husband, 52-year-old Johnny Depp, of domestic abuse during their short marriage.


Amber was granted a domestic violence restraining order against Johnny on May 27, and the case is continuing to slowly play out publicly as both parties continue to gather legal advice.

For more information on domestic abuse or to get help for yourself/someone you love, visit 1800 RESPECT (national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service) or call them on 1800 737 732.

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