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Benicio Del Toro Says Amber Heard Sounds 'Manipulative'

Benicio Del Toro Says Amber Heard Sounds 'Manipulative'

Oscar-winning actor Benicio Del Toro is coming to the defense of his friend Johnny Depp and says that he is skeptical of Amber Hard‘s allegations of domestic abuse.

“What I know, there’s a lot of trouble from the girl that sounds a little manipulative,” the 49-year-old actor told the Daily News’ Confidenti@l. “It sounds a little bit like there’s something really twisted about that girl … but I don’t know the specifics.”

“It seems the fact that his mom passed away and she filed for divorce two days later and then she wants money and she’s saying she got hit, it’s almost like, wait, I saw them not too long ago. Maybe it was January, a dinner for the Oscars or something like that,” Benicio said. “He was there with her and they were fine.”

Benicio added that Johnny is “a nice guy, very caring, very smart.”

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  • Just Saying

    Amber heard is digging her own grave, well her career’s. It’s almost funny to see all the mess she caused while Depp remains quiet.

  • Ause Ekel

    “They seemed fine”. Tell me one couple that split and didn’t behave fine a few months earlier. Not a good argument dude. I don’t know what the hell is going on, Heard might be lying or not, it won’t be the first time a beater stays free anyway.

  • guest

    Heineken want to fire Benicio Del Toro for these comments…they don’t want the brand to be associated with an actor who defends a man acussed of abuse and blames the victim says the New York Daily News

  • Kaitlyn

    Uh huh. Alcohol companies don’t want to do business with people with negative tendencies.

  • Kaitlyn

    Benny Del T is sounding a little crazy himself there. But I still give a point to Depps side because we have yet to hear anyone come to the defense of Ambers morality.

  • lolo

    “Girl”? She is 30, you old leather hand bag. She “sounds” “really twisted and manipulative but I don’t know specifics” ? Sounds like you’re a nasty misogynist using tired misogynist terms like “manipulative girl.” Oh, go away you disgusting piece of stale bread crust.

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  • Phil the Donahue

    Another scumbag putting in his half penny. Probably buys hookers with Charlie sheen

  • guest

    Domestic Abuse isn’t nice…not even for alcohol companies

  • guesteartt

    People who weren’t there or involved and only know Depp professionally should refrain from commenting.

  • AprilMay

    Watch out Benicio, or she might sue you too!

  • VanityInsecurity

    waiting for her to sue Benecio as well..

  • Jenny from the flop

    That crazy bitch sues everyone. She’s nuts

  • Mrs_Blonde

    He was asked to give his opinion & he gave it. I don’t get all the hate. I’m a woman & I’m in no way offended by what he said. I’m on Johnny’s side too. She’s a gold digging liar.

  • FerCat

    She’s a PR nightmare for the studios. They won’t take it lightly.

  • meaghan

    not that blind items are reliable sources of info (and it still has yet to be revealed anyway) but benicio was the popular guess for this BI: http://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2012/11/todays-blind-items-the-pregnancies.html

    not saying there’s any truth to it – just figured I’d throw it out there – but he apparently has a reputation for being not-so-nice to the women in his life so it’s interesting that, despite seemingly only knowing depp professionally, he’d go out of his way to speak up in his defense/blame “the manipulative girl” in the scenario.

    anyway, both depp and heard seem like total nutjobs who clearly never should’ve been together in the first place; still, the public condemnation she’s had to face since day 1 of this whole ordeal is super disheartening. this and other public cases recently prove that we really need to change the way we as a society treat (alleged) victims of abuse, or we’re only going to make them more afraid to come forward.

  • LindSAY

    The woman is manipulative for sure. She has told lies on top of lies.
    Now that the arresting officier in what she called a love spat as come forward, we haven’t heard a word from her “sources” or her dumb ass lawyers crowning her a “heroe”.
    I hope she has learn her lesson : don’t start your fight in the court of public opinion, take it to court, because otherwise it makes you look bad.

  • Layla00

    Watch it Benicio, she’ put you on the sue list and it seems to be growing the the day. lol

  • laura

    What goes on in a couple’s relationship only the couple knows. Most, if not all, abusive relationship look perfectly fine from the outside. Especially at Hollywood events, where they’re all made up with designer clothes and makeup: everything is fake in that world, you certainly can’t have a deep understanding of a couple’s dynamics from an Oscar dinner…
    Also, it’s really bad that someone who’s as famous as Benicio del Toro intervenes in a matter in which he knows nothing about: he will influence a public opinion that’s already so much against the (alleged) victim.

  • laura

    Exactly: he knows him but apparently doesn’t see him more than once a year and he feels it’s appropriate to express himself on the matter?

  • laura

    Exactly: he knows him but apparently doesn’t see him more than once a year and he feels it’s appropriate to express himself on the matter?

  • laura

    Exactly: I’m not saying she’s perfectly right, but the amount of aggression she’s had to face is obscene.

  • laura

    Exactly: I’m not saying she’s perfectly right, but the amount of aggression she’s had to face is obscene.

  • laura

    He remains quiet because he has the best PR and he’s extremely more powerful than her.

  • Layla00

    Leather handbag, what are you 12? Shut up or he’ll toss his wallet at you and crush your ego. He has 52 awards to his name including an Oscar. He’s one of the best actors out there. Amber just lost her job on the Justice League 2. Wonder why? She couldn’t keep her big mouth shut. No wonder why she went running to a shrink!

  • Layla00

    I don’t think that item is about him. the only child he has is with Kimberly Stewart who is 36 and was 30 when she had their child, He didn’t want to get married or give up his West Hollywood apartment which he called his mancave. Maybe we shouldn’t make things up about him. He was just asked his opinion and he gave it. It’s like when people are constantly asked about the Kardashians and then they headlines read “So and so say the Kardashians are talentless” when in fact they never brought them up. He is just saying that the last time he saw them they seemed happy so this took him by surprise that she would accuse him of that. Anyone would say that about their friend. Seems like he hardly knew her. Johnny seemed to be living in Amber’s world when he was with her because according to those who did get to stick around you had to tip toe around her or be tossed out of the circle. Only lesbian’s were allowed in the inner circle and her friends. Even his kids only knew them it seemed.

  • Layla00

    Yet he has 52 acting awards including an Oscar, had one of the most amazing performances last year, 58 nominations and is one of the most talented and successful actors in Hollywood. Can’t say the same for the blood sucking Heard.

  • Layla00

    Yeah and your job wants to fire you for lying but you don’t have one.

  • laura

    What does this have to do with the matter? Benicio being a successful actor makes him always right?

  • laura

    He didn’t just say that he was caught by surprise, he said clearly that she seems manipulative to him.
    The best and classiest thing to say on his part would have been: “no comment”.

  • laura

    He didn’t just say that he was caught by surprise, he said clearly that she seems manipulative to him.
    The best and classiest thing to say on his part would have been: “no comment”.

  • MyName

    It doesn’t make him automatically wrong. Many are complaining that he has an opinion yet are expressing their own on this website and others.

  • MyName

    She wants millions without working.

  • Just Saying

    You don’t have to be more powerful than someone to know that sometimes you have to keep you mouth shut. Amber is not only “less powerful”, she seems stupid as fuck.

  • JessStein

    BENICIO AND JOHNNY HAVE THE SAME PUBLICIST!!!!

  • Jo

    Case closed because this dude says so…why does every friend of Johnny feel the need to have an opinion?

  • Esoteric11

    I agree with you assessment but I have always thought Amber was a skank. He is being nice. There are other words to describe her . Whose knows if there is any truth to her words, maybe, but doesn’t mean she is not a low life lying snake.

  • Leyzzle Swizzle

    All those celebrities who are taking Johnny’s side should keep their words to the lawyers and the court.
    Why are they sharing this with the average ??? No matter who is saying the truth, this reality show is disgusting. It’s like watching a drama movie.
    If those people have something to say, they shouldnt say it at the court.
    Except for Lily who Johnny’s daughter and a teenager… But those fully grown men ???

  • Amber

    Agree, but I also agree that Amber seems manipulative. I also don’t respect the fact that she is exploiting this entire situation to the press in an effort to destroy Johnny. That to me is very…cheap.

    I do not want to be accused of being unsympathetic to victims of domestic violence, but there are real victims in the world who do not have the privilege of supplying details and information to TMZ, negotiating their own cover of People magazine, and releasing text messages to the world. I don’t like that Amber Heard is exploiting this entire situation. Domestic violence is serious enough, why sensationalize it to the press for your advantage? It feels very self-serving rather than surviving.

  • Mona

    I highly doubt this whole ordeal is going to hurt Johnny’s career in anyway… there are plenty of wife-beaters in Hollywood that still do well in the business. She may have negotiated a deal with People, but TMZ does its own digging for dirt and they’re 100% against her, they’ve actually done a pretty good job in convincing people that she’s a liar and that she’s only after the money.

    As far as I’m concerned though, Johnny made his own choices… everyone saw this divorce coming. It was obvious from the beginning that she was using him for the fame and money. All people pay for their mistakes, it’s just how life works. Doesn’t mean she didn’t get beaten though, it’s crazy to me how in the civilized world this stuff is still treated in such a way that makes victims feel as if it makes no difference even if they speak up.

  • Amber

    I agree with everything you’ve said. Very insightful.

  • lurkerette

    What an asswipe. STFU if you don’t know the facts.

  • FlakesofSunlite

    Johnny Depp knew exactly what he was getting into with Amber Heard and this is what he gets.

  • Ause Ekel

    I don’t know what happened between them, only God and themselves know. But Depp is far from being a saint and it won’t be the first time a jerk got away with domestic violence. It’s sad to see this. Heard’s career is dead after this.

  • Mordinchemist

    In response to your use of the word misogynist:

    “You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means”

  • lolo

    uhm, actually the reason i use words is because i am conveying a specific idea. it’s why we all use words. i know what misogynist means. i think BDT has obvious issues with women. he does not respect them. here’s a phrase for you: “Get a life.”

  • Bella

    Ele viu ela uma vez e diz que ela é manipuladora porém no dia que ele viu Johnny e Amber juntos eles pareciam bem,muito contraditório sua opinião Benício,ele é apenas mais um amigo de Johnny saindo em sua defesa sem realmente saber de fato o que aconteceu.

  • Dorothyfromoz

    There is a reason why he gets the “feeling” she is manipulative…….because she has played the role quite well.

  • Danielle040

    Exactly! And trust me that is also manipulation, if you really wanna be honest.

  • Mordinchemist

    Wow…you are quite the judging person. Hard to see the ground from that high horse?

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