Amber Heard's Ex Calls Domestic Violence Arrest 'Over-Sensationalized'

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Amber Heard’s ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree has clarified the events surrounding Heard’s 2009 domestic violence arrest, saying the whole thing was overblown.

Heard was arrested at Seattle International Airport after allegedly grabbing, then hitting van Ree’s arm. She was booked, but never prosecuted:

Sources close to Amber tell us both her and Tasya say Amber’s arrest was simply a “lover’s spat,” and all she did was grab onto her arm.

Tasya says she told cops she didn’t want Amber arrested, but our law enforcement sources say Tasya was upset and unsympathetic to Amber when she was cuffed and taken away.


In a statement, van Ree refers to the incident as “over-sensationalized.” Via People:

“In 2009, Amber was wrongfully accused for an incident that was misinterpreted and over-sensationalized by two individuals in a power position,” says van Ree.


It’s disheartening that Amber’s integrity and story are being questioned yet again. Amber is a brilliant, honest and beautiful woman and I have the utmost respect for her,” she says in her statement. “We shared 5 wonderful years together and remain close to this day.”

In 2011, Heard’s lawyer sent a letter to the Port of Seattle Police Department requesting that her criminal history be deleted.

Van Ree was Heard’s most recent relationship prior to dating Johnny Depp.


Last March, Bristol Palin announced that she intended to marry Dakota Meyer, proclaiming herself “Truly the luckiest girl in the world, cannot wait to marry this man!!!!!”


Bristol did not marry this man(!!!!!). Instead, two months later, the wedding was off. Then she had a baby!!!!! (JK, zero exclamation points were employed in the announcement of that baby, which had all the enthusiasm of a draft notice.)

NOW, the two have revealed that they’re married.


Via ET:

“Life is full of ups and downs but in the end, you’ll end up where you’re supposed to be,” Palin and Meyer told ET. “We are so happy to share with loved ones the wonderful news that we got married!


“With the love and support of our family we know we can get through anything,” they added, probably through gritted teeth. Romance!!!!!


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