Depp’s daughter defends him
Johnny Depp’s 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse.
In an Instagram post Sunday, Lily-Rose Depp calls her father “the sweetest most loving person I know.” She didn’t specifically reference the allegations but says Depp has “been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same.”
Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, is divorcing him. On Friday, she said in a Los Angeles court that Depp had been physically and emotionally abusive. She appeared with a bruise on her right cheek.
A judge barred Depp from contacting Heard until a June 17 hearing.
Lily-Rose Depp is an actress and model. Her mother is Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp’s former partner.
Women’s league player dies
A member of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League that was immortalized in the 1992 film A League of Their Own has died. Lucille “Lou” Richards was 90.
Jon Richards told the Associated Press that his mother died May 20 at the Cape Royal Nursing and Rehab Facility in Buzzards Bay, Mass. He says she died of complications from hydrocephalus.
She was a shortstop for the Racine Belles and the South Bend Blue Sox in 1945 as part of the first women’s professional baseball league. The former Lucille Stone grew up in Boston.