Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's court date postponed

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's court hearing set for today (17.06.16) has been postponed.

A hearing was scheduled to take place in connection with the Danish Girl actress' application for a restraining order against her estranged husband - who she accused of assaulting her after they split last month - but the Los Angeles County Court's public information officer has now confirmed to Us Weekly magazine it will no longer take place and no new date has been set yet.

According to the publication, the case will be continued, as requested by the Pirates of the Caribbean star's team.

A Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman says the temporary restraining order Amber Heard obtained against Johnny Depp will remain in effect until Aug. 15.

The matter originally was set to be heard Friday, but court spokeswoman Mary Hearn said Thursday the hearing has been postponed.

She says such delays aren't unusual.

Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband May 27 after submitting a sworn declaration in which she alleged Depp threw her cellphone at her face and repeatedly hit her.

TMZ reports that legal representatives for the two stars are currently negotiating a settlement and a mutual agreement to stay away from one another.

Sources told the site the lawyers will thrash out all matters involving the divorce, including property settlement and spousal support.

It was previously claimed the 30-year-old actress had requested $50,000 a month in spousal support and now it is said the 53-year-old actor - who she was wed to for 15 months - may agree to that for a period of time, probably around eight months.

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Any settlement will involve all claims they may have against one another, meaning Amber couldn't file a civil suit for the alleged domestic violence.

Just a day before the hearing was postponed, it was reported the Magic Mike XXL star and two of her friends were planning to testify.

Amber, her pal iO Tillett Wright and her neighbour Raquel Rose Pennington were all said to be willing to provide evidence on the former couple's toxic relationship.

A source said: "Amber and two of her friends are willing to testify under oath about exactly what happened with Depp. This will put an end to anyone who has doubted her story and his lawyers' claims that this is about money."

Johnny has denied the allegations of abuse.

- Bang! Showbiz, AP

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