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.”