Ioan Gruffudd files restraining order against Alice Evans who he says is doing an 'Amber Heard'

Ioan Gruffudd has filed for a restraining order against his estranged wife Alice Evans as he accused her of threatening him of doing 'what Amber Heard did to Johnny Depp'


                            Ioan Gruffudd files restraining order against Alice Evans who he says is doing an 'Amber Heard'
Alice Evans has reportedly threatened Ioan Gruffudd by giving an example of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's case (Pascal Le Segretain and Alison Buck/Getty Images)
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Ioan Gruffudd has appealed for a restraining order against his estranged wife Alice Evans as he accused her of threatening him of doing “what Amber Heard did to Johnny Depp.” The 48-year-old actor applied for the order on Tuesday, February 15, and also submitted 113 pages of abusive text messages, emails, and social media posts that he received from Evans. Gruffudd and the English-American actress had been married since 2007 before filing for divorce in March of this year.

The ‘102 Dalmatians’ star has claimed in his court appeal that Evans’ harassment began after he told her of wanting divorce in August 2020. He also alleged that ‘The Christmas Card’ actress had threatened him coming before the media and accusing him of abuse. Gruffudd said, “Alice told me verbally multiple times that she would do to me what Amber Heard did to Johnny Depp. Alice threatened to tell people I had abused her and our daughters; she threatened to call the police on me if I did not comply with her demands. She threatened to tell people I am a drug addict and put me in prison. She threatened to write a fake diary that reflected an abused victim and to have the diary published, and she threatened to destroy my mother. Alice told me she would win, and everyone would believe her over me.”

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend the 'Black Mass' Virgin Atlantic Gala screening during the BFI London Film Festival, at Odeon Leicester Square on October 11, 2015, in London, England (John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

 

Reportedly, one of the messages from Evans to Gruffudd read, “If you throw me out of the house, I will call all the tabloids in the UK. There is NO going back now though. I just think you should know what you've gotten yourself into. You think you have a bad reputation now? Lol! You think once it's over I will stop talking? I am going to dedicate the rest of my life to spreading awareness of what you have done.”

Other threatening messages from the 53-year-old to the ‘King Arthur’ actor that were also included in the request paper were full of criticism. They stated, “It's embarrassing now that everybody is telling me you are done. That nobody wants to [employ] you. That Dom West is at the top of the lists because he 'did the right thing'. And by the way it doesn't matter what is really going on in the relationship, for god's sake. It's about appearances. Jesus Christ think of Cary grant and Rock Hudson. Why on EARTH do you think Tom Cruise and John Travolta went to such extents? I'm increasingly angry that you have sabotaged your career. Insanely angry. I GAVE UP my career for this.”

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Actress Alice Evans and husband actor Ioan Gruffudd at TCL Chinese Theatre on May 26, 2015, in Hollywood, California (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

 

“And you throw it away because you feel a stronger connection to [your parents] than you do to your own brethren? It's just so confusing. . . You KNOW your Mum is a mental case. Why on earth do you want to give up everything we've established for the sake of somebody who doesn't even love you? Your face and body now look hideous to me. I am starting on dating apps ( not had the balls to actually go live yet) because I want to find a man who really loves me after being deprived of that for 20 whole years. I am convinced I still have time, and my personality will shine through. I have no idea why the hell I fell in love with you. Biggest mistake of my life. ( except for the kids),”  Evans’ alleged messages added.

Gruffudd also accused Evans of targeting his girlfriend Bianca Wallace. He claimed, “It was extremely upsetting and stressful for me to continuously receive these types of hostile and aggressive text messages from Alice. On July 22, 2021, I blocked Alice's phone number on my phone.” His ex-wife had apparently said to him, “Dude your film with Bianca is the most embarrassing thing I have EVER seen in Deadline. . . You have left a family you were providing for. You had SPECIFICALLY asked this loving family to wait for you while you worked abroad. We did. Then you met the most psychopathic succubus ever minnow to man and fell for her. Even Prince Harry... whatever. No NO NO NO nO.”

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She had allegedly added, “Find some financing then make whatever film you want. But don't take away everything you have because some vixen has your nuts between her veneers. PS: There is already betting on how long until she leaves you! PROPER BETTING! Now THAT'S famous.”

Actors Alice Evans and Ioan Gruffudd arrive at Audi presents The Art of Elysium's 5th annual HEAVEN at Union Station on January 14, 2012, in Los Angeles, California (John Shearer/Getty Images for Art of Elysium)

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However, Evans has refuted all the accusations and said, “I believe that Petitioner is filing this request merely as a ploy to gain some sort of advantage over me in our divorce proceedings. As Petitioner has not seen our children for over 8 months, I believe he is trying to set some type of record that I am a horrible mother.”

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