BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Comedian and one of Johnny Depp‘s closest friends, Doug Stanhope accused Amber Heard recently of blackmailing Johnny Depp with false abuse claims to get her way in their divorce in an article for The Wrap.
Doug wrote the article after Amber appeared in court with a bruised face and was granted a temporary restraining order against Depp. He said in the article that Amber was only lying about the domestic and drug abuse claims so that she could gain an upper hand in the divorce proceedings.
Amber responded by slamming him and other people connected to the article with the lawsuit and demanded a retraction of the article. Charles Harder, Amber’s attorney said, “Stanhope is a close friend of Johnny Depp and, as part of a coordinated effort, wrote a highly defamatory article about Ms. Heard, filled with completely false, highly defamatory and very hurtful statements. Ms. Heard seeks the maximum possible jury award and will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the lawsuit to Chrysalis, a domestic-violence shelter in Arizona, in an effort to counter the setback made to women by the defendants’ defamatory article and related wrongful acts.”
The story has not been taken down but it has been noted on the site that Amber says Stan’s accusations are false with a link containing the full response.
The lawsuit also contains accounts of the domestic abuse Amber Heard experienced.
“Depp has hit and kicked Heard on numerous occasions, has thrown objects at her, at one point nearly suffocated her to the point where she feared for her life. Heard repeatedly returned to Depp, despite his verbal and physical mistreatment of her, hoping optimistically that the man she married would change his behavior. Each time Heard returned, however, within months, the cycle of substance abuse and violence repeated. Throughout the years, Heard has documented the effects of the abuse that she suffered at the hands of Depp including numerous photographs of bruises and injuries caused by Depp’s abuse, among other forms of evidence.”