MESSY: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's split. CREDIT: Sourced
Johnny Depp’s divorce from Amber Heard is getting uglier and uglier.

Now a friend has claimed the actor tried to suffocate the actress with a pillow.

The 30-year-old beauty texted the friend during the alleged attack in December and when the pal rushed to her aid, they claim they found Amber covered in bruises.

The source told the New York Post’s Page Six column: “I got to her apartment to find her with a cut and bruised lip, a swollen eye and a chunk of hair missing from the top of her head. This incident really stuck with me because she confided in me that day that she feared for her life after an intoxicated Johnny tried to suffocate her with a pillow.

“I have personally witnessed the aftermath of Johnny Depp’s violent and abusive behaviour towards her on many occasions.”

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Police Department have confirmed they are now investigating the domestic violence allegations against Johnny, 52.

Amber filed for divorce a week ago - after just 15 months of marriage - citing irreconcilable differences.

And days later, she appeared in a LA court to get an interdict against Johnny, who she claims gave her a blou oog after he threw his iPhone in her face.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has denied the allegations, saying it’s all a ploy to get maintenance money out of him.