It’s a he said she said war! Amber Heard‘s attorney is firing back against allegations that she is attempting to frame Johnny Depp. After the actor’s friend, comedian Doug Stanhope, penned as essay claiming that Amber is a total liar who made up the abuse, her legal team shot back with a statement accusing Doug of doing this to gain his own 15 minutes of fame.
“The allegations against Ms Heard are absolutely and unequivocally false,” Amber’s attorney Peter Sample said. “[The claim] has no basis in reality and is nothing but the typical celebrity muckracking for profit.” This comes on the heels of a shocking report in TMZ that claims two of Amber and Johnny’s bodyguards were there during the fight on May 21 and can attest that there was no abuse. Which corroborates the police report where authorities claimed that there were no “visible injuries” on Amber. Regardless, there will be a trial for the restraining order that Amber got against Johnny where the judge will hear testimony from friends of the estranged couple and the two bodyguards.
In case you missed it, Doug wrote a guest column for The Wrap, and claimed that for years he and his girlfriend, Bingo, kept quiet about their dislike for Amber and always believed her to be a master manipulator. “Bingo and I were at Johnny’s house for most of that Saturday until just before the alleged assault,” he writes. “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. Blackmail is what I would imagine other people might put it, including the manner in which he is now being vilified. We stopped not saying s—. Bingo and I together, and then separately, told him how much we were aware of this manipulative a–hole, how his closest circle had all agreed on this since the day we met and that we all feared that telling him outright might alienate us all.”
HollywoodLifers, who do you believe?