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Amber Heard Is Suing Johnny Depp's Friend for Making Blackmail Claim

Amber Heard Is Suing Johnny Depp's Friend for Making Blackmail Claim

Amber Heard is suing comedian Doug Stanhope, the friend of Johnny Depp who accused her of blackmailing her husband and lying about the alleged domestic abuse.

The 30-year-old actress is asking for the “maximum possible jury award” and plans to donate whatever she receives to an Arizona-based domestic violence charity.

In the court filing (via People), Amber claims that Doug “orchestrated a plot to write an article, which was published at TheWrap.com, which falsely accuses plaintiff Amber Heard of ‘blackmail’ and other criminal behavior towards her husband, Johnny Depp, from whom she is seeking a divorce.”

Amber says that the claims made by Doug are “completely false and defamatory” and that “tremendous harm” was caused by his statement.

Here is what Amber‘s lawyer said in a statement: “The Complaint alleges that 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.”

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  • Jenny from the flop

    Lmfao this bitch wanna sue people left and right like she is amanda bynes or something. Get a job instead of playing the lottory on other people’s income, cunt

  • Arx

    Go ahead gurl!! U betta make that money! Selling pics to people magazine, now suing people, and blackmailing ur husband. Its all about the benjamin’s.

  • guest

    never mess with an angry intelligent woman….
    why does he had to intervene in this case? he wasn’t eyewitness, now he’s sued
    Hope the paid day from Johnny’s production company (stanhope’s working in a project for infinitum nihil) and the book (Johnny wrote the forword) is enough to pay this..

  • guest

    she’s donating the money, if you don’t know how to read

  • Dee

    she wants that dough from ANYONE

  • S-

    The real comedian here is Amber. LMAO.

    Who is her lawyer? What a mess XD

  • sun shine

    intelligent? i think not…

  • guest

    yes she is. She has the proofs.
    where are the proofs that she was blackmailing Johnny other than the words of drunk pathetic comedian? NONE. Even in the court there are papers that prove she tried to negotiate in private before the divorce exploded to the press

  • guest

    And i’m sure she could ask to Johnny to get a drug test in the court and Johnny will prove he’s on drugs too

  • sun shine

    i thought i had her pretty well pegged as a cheap, hoebag piece of trash but i was wrong…she is far worse than i imagined..it is hard to comprehend a mind like this..she has a personality disorder and is dangerous. Mark my words one day she will kill someone..she almost succeeded in killing Depp..

  • Reality Bites

    “Whenever my old friends meet someone I’m involved with romantically, they immediately warn them: ‘She may look refined, but when she’s angry, she can go trailer park really fast.’” Amber Heard describing herself in W Magazine 2014. Guess she is now ex trailer park with a lawyer angry. Is she going to sue Vanessa and Lily Rose next? Perhaps the assistant that said the text messages were bogus. This girl gets no sympathy from me.

  • atpo

    I bet next she’s gonna sue LAPD and the neighbors for not seeing her bruises. But she still loves Johnny and won’t file a police report. Yeah ok

  • Little Paper Stars

    Oh look, an oppertunity for more money. Funny how the money is now going to charity after questions were raised about her pocketing money from the photos and screenshots over the last few days

  • sun shine

    yeah and i bet you are too amber..or amber wanabe..she has no “proofs” of anything..only lie after lie and fabrication after fabrication..honey, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that she is a horrible person in every way…and if you are so blind you can’t see it…may i suggest you grasp your head firmly with your hands and pull it out of your ass…

  • S-

    let’s hope this time she keeps her words tho … she tends to change ideas ;)

  • Reality Bites

    He was with Depp all day before the supposed phone throwing and says Depp told him that amber was blackmailing him for money and leaving him just days after his mother died. Friend in turn told Depp no one ever liked her, trusted her and felt he was being used and manipulated by her from day one. No one who knows Depp seems to believe her claims.. only her lesbian gal pals who benefit from her party lifestyle and will benefit with the $$$ she can get out of this divorce. Very odd. Now she is sue happy.

  • sun shine

    sure she is

  • sun shine

    is that you amber…

  • sun shine

    why would she start now

  • S-

    where are Amber’s proofs?

    This lawsuit is just like her request of a restraining order for a man in another continent – theatricals.

    ( those papers actually prove a completely different thing btw)

  • S-

    where are Amber’s proofs?

    This lawsuit is just like her request of a restraining order for a man in another continent – theatricals.

    ( those papers actually prove a completely different thing btw)

  • VanityInsecurity

    So she’s the ONLY one that can go around word vomiting all over the place & get away with it.. I hope the court throws this out & gets a mandatory psych evaluation on this woman.. I think she needs serious help.

  • Donna Kanzler Datino

    She’s hasn’t won anything yet so her charitable donation seems a bit premature.

  • guest

    is that you Robin “im in love with Johnny but he only could go after younger women” Baum?

  • guest

    ask yourself why Johnny hasn’t sued her yet?
    because he couldn’t…

  • VanityInsecurity

    hey genius I wont assume anything since I dont know why.. but ask yourself why you want him to…

  • BczIcan

    MSN and Yahoo both printed this article today. It proves she is making up allegations and putting out false information. If she goes ahead with this lawsuit she will only prove she lied and defamed Johnny. Could end up costing her big money. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/amber-heard-decides-not-to-press-charges-against-124346120.html

  • Allie

    This is actually what I think is interesting, because if Amber were making all of this up then it would be the definition of defamation/slander/libel, he could easily sue her into bankruptcy for it, and yet no one on his team has even mentioned suing her for this. But, someone on Johnny’s team has said something that could constitute defamation/libel if it’s untrue, and she’s suing him for it a few days later.

  • Allie

    This is actually what I think is interesting, because if Amber were making all of this up then it would be the definition of defamation/slander/libel, he could easily sue her into bankruptcy for it, and yet no one on his team has even mentioned suing her for this. But, someone on Johnny’s team has said something that could constitute defamation/libel if it’s untrue, and she’s suing him for it a few days later.

  • AeeJay

    NOT ONCE did he write in his piece anything but his opinion from a witness first hand information.. he never said Amber was definitely blackmailing Johnny, he just reiterated what nonsense she was spewing. .. big difference. No case here it will be dismissed in court.

  • AeeJay

    NOT ONCE did he write in his piece anything but his opinion from a witness first hand information.. he never said Amber was definitely blackmailing Johnny, he just reiterated what nonsense she was spewing. .. big difference. No case here it will be dismissed in court.

  • AeeJay

    OR maybe genius he’s waiting to settle this in court like a decent human being that he is.. all this other BS that Amber is doing is all for SHOW.

  • BczIcan

    I posted just now that yahoo and MSN released an article about her dropping the abuse charges and his assistant denied texting with her. US deleted it. This is what his assistant said… Depp’s assistant “says he knows of no acts of abuse towards Amber at the hands of Johnny and has never made such a claim to anyone”. He reportedly also suggested the messages were “suspicious” because they don’t have a date stamp like other iMessage conversations.

  • narcissa

    Sorry, but her lawyer’s not so dumb that she would let her release fake evidence when she could be sued. Even releasing it to the media she could be sued for defamation if she couldn’t prove it was true. It’s way more likely she hasn’t filed yet because they still hope to settle it outside court. Probably why she’s waiting on releasing the video.

  • guest

    because amber has everything to prove that Johnny abused her and if the court press him, he could be obliged to do a drug test that also would show that he’s on drugs…
    he can’t sue her because she’s telling the truth

  • BczIcan

    he is prepared to testify in court, so if she goes forward with lawsuit, she could end up on the losing end and she could be charged with lying and defamation

  • mafragias

    i want to see new bruises now that Johnny is on another country… that we be funny as hell…

  • narcissa

    Well her lawyers have a point… how come the LAPD have changed their story 3 times in statements so far? They probably went around and didn’t know who she was, she never said her husband was Johnny Depp so they just left as it didn’t seem important. Then when they found out who it involved they started having to backtrack to explain why they didn’t investigate, hence why their story changed in every statement they released so far.

  • narcissa

    Nah it definitely doesn’t look good for him. He admitted in the article that Johnny was sleep-deprived and paranoid which matches her statement. Also there are tons of photos of them online posing happily and smiling with Amber, which contradicts them saying they hated her.

  • VanityInsecurity

    thats not really answering my Q.. but whatever.. we will see how Depp responds in a few days when he goes to court. otherwise, you are talking nonsense.

  • BczIcan

    of course it matches her statement. She made them both up. Time will tell

  • narcissa

    He wrote the article after she made the statement lol.

  • Allie

    His team has been going on a nonstop media blitz to paint her as a callous, manipulative, gold digging whore since she filed for divorce, even BEFORE she made the domestic violence claims. He’s not waiting to settle this in court because he wants to be nice to her.

  • narcissa

    Her lawyer Charles Harder, won $140 million in damages for Hulk Hogan against Gawker for an article they published. Good luck fighting against that Dough Stanhope.

  • LaCroix

    Amber is so far up shits creek its not even funny, her counsel is a moron.. first off how do you sue someone that is potentially a witness to what happened that day? This woman has brought all this on herself. She could have quietly done this in court without making a spectacle of her life.. but only people who are hell bent on destruction behave this way.

    There has NEVER been such a public media frenzied story fueled by the actor itself. Just ask yourself WHY she chose to do this all so publicly?

  • tia maria

    His team hasn’t said anything negative about her. The public are the ones who have been calling her manipulative, a gold digger etc

  • AeeJay

    what world are you living in? do you have a mental disability where you can’t read? JOHNNY DEPP hasn’t said not ONE thing about her ever since this happened. He is the only one that is waiting to have his day in court to defend himself.. cus when you are telling the truth that is what good people do.

  • FrenchGirl

    The police’s story never changed.They went ,they didn’t know Amber,she never named Depp,they saw nothing of suspicious,Amber refused to report,they gave their card if she changed her mind

    I don’t understand why she and her team release all the proofs in the medias if she refuse to report him .

  • Fabian

    Did you create this profile just so that you could post positive comments about Amber on celeb gossip sites? https://disqus.com/by/disqus_rLFgIRbDE4/

    Then you accuse Depp’s “people” of launching campaigns to insult Amber…ha ha..

  • AeeJay

    are you really comparing a sex tape leaked to the public over a witness account of what happened that day in question? Amber’s fans are just as dumb as her.

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