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Johnny Depp Being Blackmailed By Amber Heard, Pal Claims

Johnny Depp Being Blackmailed By Amber Heard, Pal Claims

Johnny Depp‘s friend, comedian Doug Stanhope, claims that the actor’s estranged wife Amber Heard is blackmailing him.

The comic wrote a guest article for TheWrap and says that he was at Johnny‘s house on the day of the alleged assault last weekend.

“We assumed initially that his dour mood was because of his mother’s death the day before. But he opened up in the most vulnerable of ways that it was not only his mother, but that Amber was now going to leave him, threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms,” Doug wrote. “Blackmail is what I would imagine other people might put it, including the manner in which he is now being vilified.”

“I knew it was bulls—,” Doug said about Amber‘s claim that she was assaulted by her husband. “We’d watched it build like this since before they were married. We’d watched her manipulate and f— with him for years. We didn’t say a word. To each other, yes, but never to him… 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.”

Doug says that he and other friends of Johnny would not speak up throughout their marriage, but now he doesn’t care if he is cut out of friend’s life for talking publicly.

“Abusing women is bulls—. Johnny doesn’t abuse anyone. And he told me that day ahead of time that she’d pull some kind of s— like this. Johnny Depp got used, manipulated, set up and made to look like an a–hole. And he saw it coming and didn’t or couldn’t do anything to stop it,” Doug said. “He may never talk to me again for saying it but I’d never forgive myself for not coming to his defense out of fear or ego. I stand up for my friends and I tell the f—ing truth.”

Read the full article now on TheWrap.com.

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  • Me Underwears

    Johnny’s PR is strong. Working overtime I see.

  • http://letsgreenit.blogspot.com/ Arwa M.

    And money.

  • SquidBillie

    Hardly…Take a look at HER PR team (and her “injury” that healed in one day). She’s always been known as a user, and it’s funny how much he’s deteriorated since he’s been with her. It’s common knowledge she wants a big acting career and she’ll stop at nothing to get it.

  • Little Paper Stars

    He’s innocent until proven guilty in my eyes, they are just allegations at this point. If there’s video evidence that’s for the court to decide. But fck if the internet isn’t quick to grab the torches and pitchforks.

  • doric44

    what a woman faking domestic abuse to gain leverage in a divorce hearing lol who didn’t see this coming

  • Me Underwears

    She’s the victim in my eyes. And comments like this are exactly why women, especially famous ones, never speak out about abuse. The media is never on their side, people are never on their side, and get to be called a gold diggers. Men are saints, women are devil. I hope Depp’s career or what’s left of if , gets fleshed down to toilet.

  • MollyBD

    His girlfriend’s name is Bingo? Wow!!! I stopped reading right there.

    B-I-N-G-O
    B-I-N-G-O
    And Bingo was her name-o.

  • Cruizin1960

    Why is she the victim? Because she says she is? Because she took a photo of a bruise that was not evident in an Instagram photo taken the next day which has mysteriously disappeared? Sounds more to me that the abuse was on her side towards him. How better to try and blackmail him than by doing this right as a new movie was opening. Can you imagine what would happen to the movie proceeds if people took this psycho seriously? Sorry, but the proof is in the fact that no one else has come out and claimed he was abusive. And, the media is more likely to be on the side of the person who claims they were wronged…the guy ALWAYS takes the heat because people are afraid to point the finger at the woman and say she is lying.

  • DarkEkati

    People are always against famous women when being abused?!? I don’t think so…. if the abuse is REAL and not fake then people are with the side of the woman. Look at the Rhianna case when she was beaten by her boyfriend and after that his carrier went downhill…. so i don’t think people always believe the man and hate on the woman

  • VanityInsecurity

    Glad to see his friends coming to his defense & speaking out on this vile woman.

  • Roscoe

    Another “friend” refusing to address or deny the claims that Depp abuses drugs and alcohol.

  • Me Underwears

    Because it’s obvious she is. And if you look closely to her pics where she’s smiling you will see that the bruise is still there. Do you realize it takes a lot of times for the victims to step forward and say something? Yes, they may have been only 15 months married + if you count 2 years or 3 dating before, but did it ever occur to you that maybe she finally had the courage to speak out after she was abuse? Knowing his violent history, this doesn’t surprise me at all and it definitely doesn’t surprise me if he hit the woman, because that’s what violent people do. Especially under the substance abuse. But nope, let’s believe Depp, the ” hot” and ”white” one, because what does he has to lose? Nothing. She WILL lost everything. Despite the media being on her side.

  • laura

    If I can just say something in general, I think that relationships with such a huge age gap are doomed anyway.
    It may sound too definitive, but an age gap of more than 10 years isn’t healthy at all. Even when the relationship lasts, in the best case scenario there is some daddy issue or mommy issue from the younger person.

  • Dream Girl

    Where is there proof that Johnny Depp abused Amber Heard. Looks like Depp is getting abused by Amber.
    (PS. Johnny , try to get treatment for your issues, everyone knows that your hurting and need help, once you get straight you will be able strong enough to handle life straight, its nothing to be embarrassed about. Being straight is the best feeling ever. Huggsss)

  • laura

    You say “Looks like Depp is getting abused” but from what we know it can very easily look either way, it depends what you’re more inclined to believe.
    Of course innocent until proven guilty, but let justice make its course. Violence against women is such a serious and relevant issue that dismissing it or accusing the woman of lying is so wrong…

  • Cruizin1960

    You might as well get the rope to hang him then since you appear to know all. What violent history are you talking about? Have we heard anything from ANYONE about violence since he split from his toxic relationship with Kate Moss? And even then, it was directed towards inanimate objects. Nope, there is nothing…don’t you think that as a result of her accusations women would be jumping on the bandwagon? All I hear is crickets. Based on the timing of these accusations…based on the fact that Depp’s attorney had just requested that the judge deny her demand for $50K per month (what does she need $50K per month for? She’s a working actress)…based on the fact that NO ONE else has come forward, my belief is that she staged it. What is so reprehensible about this is that it actually makes it more difficult for TRUE victims of violence to be believed. Just because she is a woman does not mean you have to believe her claims….remember Crystal Mangum?

  • SquidBillie

    You don’t know much about what’s gone on with these two, obviously. HER career needs to be flushed down the toilet. She’s been a user and manipulator from day one, all to get an acting career, and he was dumb enough to fall for it. NEWSFLASH: I’m a FEMALE, dummy, with no tolerance for sexism, but you don’t seem to know much about this particular situation.

  • Willy Billy

    Because she is not “hot” and “white” herself?

  • Willy Billy

    Just like her pathetic PR.

  • Lili

    Please, stop it. Everybody take abuse claim seriously, but Amber Heard track of lies is solid, we can only follow our conscience and mine tells me she is full of it.
    Thats why I dont believe her.
    I have witnessed it from my own eyes, a pregnant woman being drag by the hair by her bf, being punched and still choosing to stay with that man.
    I know what abuse looks like. And Amber Heatd story is full of lies.

  • Willy Billy

    He’s the victim in my eyes. Don’t dismiss the people defending. You know nothing about Amber Heard. I hope your career or what’s left of if , gets fleshed down to toilet. I hope Heard’s career or what’s left of if , gets fleshed down to toilet.

  • Willy Billy

    Amber Heard abuses drugs and alcohol herself. Why don’t you read the whole article before talking? The gold digger is lying.

  • Lili

    Girl please, when I was 6 I used to bite people and steal candy. I’m 22 and I dont do this anymore.
    People change.
    I used to drink, I dont anymore but peoplr still talk about how I was when I was drinking and its the worst thing ever Dont act as if you know people daily life when you are an OUTSIDER.

  • Andrea Joubert

    Blackmailing what a fucking joke………..Woman beater son of a bitch …..

  • girl93

    A woman can lie too. It isn’t the first case that a woman lie in this type of situation. Nobody knows what happened. So it’s too early to jump in conclusions. Anyway I have met people who had been in abusive relationships and Amber’s behaviour is not pretty normal that’s why people doesn’t trust her 100%

  • laura

    Of course it’s possible that she lies, just as much as it’s possible that she’s telling the truth. That’s why I say lets let justice determine the truth.

    In general, though, abuse on women is incomparably higher than abuse on men, and most women (who survive) don’t even have the courage to say anything.
    So even if she may sounds incoherent I really don’t like people who are insulting her, because it could discourage women who are victims to take action.

  • girl93

    Well, people are insulting Johnny too and it’s not sure if he is guilty or not.

  • laura

    This is wrong too.
    But a woman is typically weaker in these situations, so I feel like she’s the one who needs more defending. :)

  • Me Underwears

    Oh look Depp fangirl. Here’s something you should read. http://www.popculturediedin2009.com/post/145036318751/teamamber

  • Me Underwears

    Neither do you, but I know for a fact how everyone’s on Depp’s side and calling her a gold digger, when it’s clearly not true. http://www.popculturediedin2009.com/post/145036318751/teamamber here’s someone who did their homework on both of them

  • Me Underwears

    yeah okay. I’ve known a few abused victims myself and trust me, sometimes they have no choice to leave because they fear for life. She knew what she’s putting in jeopardy and that’s her career. I see no reasons why should she lie about it. Thanks to that her career will disappear, and Depp won’t be touched.

  • Me Underwears

    ”In 1999, he was arrested yet again for violence – that time for brawling with paparazzi outside a London restaurant. He also had a public outburst back in 1989 when he was arrested for assaulting a security guard in Canada – in addition to a 1994 arrest on charges of criminal mischief after trashing a NYC hotel room, while drunk and fighting then-girlfriend Kate Moss. ” That’s enough for me to believe Amber, because that’s what druggies and alcoholic people do = be violent.

  • sassafrass

    Blackmail only works if you keep it quiet. Duh.

  • Esoteric11

    Amber is a slug. The police did not find any evidence of abuse. So as a grandmother who would usually take the woman’s side. Not this time.

  • Jo

    And Johnny was fucking perfect, right? Give me a break…

  • mayalouce

    Amber Heard should know karma is a bitch. The minute that picture of her coming out crying it looked like a bad act. Like the bad actress she is. That only showed her as an ugly human being. This article only proves it to me.

  • mayalouce

    and women never abuse men right?

  • Dream Girl

    That’s how the article was presented. I do not condone violence. This is a divorce settlement, its not a trial. So how can “justice make its course” ? (regarding allegations of supposed violence, please provide links for that. Are there charges of domestic abuse towards either?

  • Janette

    This is all so shady, why are all these people giving public statements about how he’s a saint? Let the court decide. Why are they tearing her down? It seems desperate.

  • mayalouce

    You are just one those gullible nonsensical person. Do you realize it takes a lot of courage for abused men to come forward?! Why do you think it is so severely underreported? Amber Heard would just be like a sick woman using the abuse card to get her way. Bigger alimony right?

  • lucy

    He and Kate were throwing lamps around the room. Kate was as much a brawler as Johnny. Drugs and alcohol do that to a couple.
    They were toxic together.

    I’ve never heard anything about Johnny being violent with any woman, and his exes have come to his defense saying they never saw a violent side to Johnny.

    I don’t trust Amber, although I believe every incident of abuse should be thoroughly investigated. If it turns out Johnny did indeed abuse her, she deserves everything she is asking for, if she is lying, she deserves nothing, and should be prosecuted for perjury.

    If she is lying, I hope she realizes how much harder she will have made it for women who really are victims of abuse.

  • Roscoe

    Does she fly into rages and break things too? You seem so heated LOL.

  • mayalouce

    I have known a few females and males abuse victims…no reason to lie? Hello!!! divorce for Amber equal big darn paycheck. And that abuse charge will only get her a bigger paycheck. 50000 a month? really? does she have a double dozen kids she taking care off?

  • SquidBillie

    And what are you, Heard’s brother?

  • Roscoe

    On top of that, I would expect a real man to ask everyone who wasn’t a direct witness to the event to stay out of it even if he is being falsely accused. He could at least speak for himself instead of allowing or directing people to attack his estranged wife on his behalf.

  • Roscoe

    On top of that, I would expect a real man to ask everyone who wasn’t a direct witness to the event to stay out of it even if he is being falsely accused. He could at least speak for himself instead of allowing or directing people to attack his estranged wife on his behalf.

  • mayalouce

    depp fangirl? and you are super obsessed with Amber Heard

  • Me Underwears

    yes

  • Me Underwears

    i wish i was obsessed with her. But i don’t need another obsession.

  • Me Underwears

    you are defending abuser. it tells you more about, than me.