Tasya van Ree issues a statement denying Amber Heard abused her

ICYMI TMZ uncovered that Amber Heard was arrested and booked for domestic violence after "grabbing and hitting" her then partner Tasya van Ree at an airport in 2009. The charges were ultimately dropped.

van Ree issued the following statement today:

In 2009, Amber was wrongfully accused for an incident that was misinterpreted and over-sensationalized by two individuals in a power position. I recount hints of misogynistic attitudes toward us which later appeared to be homophobic when they found out we were domestic partners and not just ‘friends.’ Charges were quickly dropped and she was released moments later. 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. We shared 5 wonderful years together and remain close to this day.