Amber Heard’s Lawyers Say She Is A Victim, Comedian Doug Stanhope Says She’s A Liar
What a mess this is. In a world of he-said-she-said, everybody feels entitled to their own opinion, but watching what should be a private discussion play out messily in public is sad more than anything else. In the latest installment of Johnny Depp’s drama, Amber Heard’s lawyers have recently issued a statement concerning her accusations of domestic abuse against Johnny Depp. And Depp’s friend, comedian Doug Stanhope has come to Depp’s defense , issuing a statement, even though nobody asked for it, insisting that Heard is a liar. Thanks, Doug! Definitely needed you to weigh in on this one. You’re a pal.
Following Heard’s granted restraining order against Depp, her legal representation, Samantha F. Spector and co-counsel Joseph P. Koenig say their client is both a “victim” and a “hero” for coming forward with her claims of abuse, according to Vulture.
But let’s back up for a minute. In a guest column published via the Wrap, Depp’s bud Doug Stanhope insisted that money is the motive here and that Heard is lying.
“My girlfriend, Bingo, and I have known Johnny Depp for a few years now. We have watched Amber Heard f— with him at his weakest — or watched him at his weakest from being f—ed with — for the entire time we’ve known him.
And we didn’t say s—. Because he’s Johnny Depp. And we didn’t want to be thrown out of the circle for saying that The Emperor was being Stripped of His Clothes.”
Wait, I’m sorry, you’re dating a woman named Bingo? And we’re supposed to take you seriously?
Also, these are broad claims with no specific details of her being this “evil manipulative bitch” he’s trying to paint here. Then he claims that Depp “knew” she was going to “pull” something like this.
“He still pronounced his love for Amber but was presciently aware that she was going to pull off some kind of ruse to f— him over.”
I mean, this sounds like someone who knows what he’s done and is scared that the world is about to know the dark truth. This seems like Depp was trying to plead not guilty before anyone was accusing him of anything.
Heard’s attorney have even directly addressed the comedian’s claims in their recent statement.
“Amber is simply a victim of domestic violence, and none of her actions are motivated by money. Amber is a brave and financially independent woman who is showing the courage of her convictions by doing the right thing against Johnny’s relentless army of lawyers and surrogates … Amber is the victim. Amber is a hero.”
It’s true. Heard’s IMDB page shows a list of stable, consistent work as an actress.
They also claim that Heard withheld information only to project the couple’s privacy as best she could.
“As the result of Amber’s decision to decline giving an initial statement to the LAPD, her silence has been used against her by Johnny’s team. Amber did not provide a statement to the LAPD in an attempt to protect her privacy and Johnny’s career. Johnny’s team has forced Amber to give a statement to the LAPD to set the record straight as to the true facts, as she cannot continue to leave herself open to the vicious false and malicious allegations that have infected the media.”
I predict that updates on this sticky, unfortunate case are going to be popping up in our feeds for a long time coming.
Walt Disney World has removed Bill Cosby’s statue from their park, for obvious reasons. I assume that someone at Disney headquarters is already working out the logistics of removing Depp’s iconic character Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates Of The Caribbean attraction.