Johnny Depp's friend Doug Stanhope says Amber Heard is blackmailing him
Johnny Depp's friend Doug Stanhope, says that Amber Heard was “threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms”.
Since the new broke that Amber Heard was filing for a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp people's opinions have been divided about who to believe. Johnny's ex-partner Vanessa Paradis wrote a letter defending her ex-partner and his daughter Lily Rose spoke out in defence of the actor.
And now his friend Doug Stanhope has come forward to stand up for the actor saying that he 'knows Amber Heard is blackmailing him'.
Doug wrote an article for The Wrap and detailed how he knows that she has been 'manipulating and f— with him for years.' He spoke about their relationship and how he could see warning signs from before they were married.
"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.
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.
And we didn’t say s—."
He continued to speak about the day of the alleged assault which lead to the restraining order:
"Bingo and I were at Johnny’s house for most of that Saturday until just before the alleged assault. 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."
He went on to try and prove his friend's innocence:
"But any one of my friends will tell you I always call them out on bulls—. 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."