Εver since Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp last Monday, everyone’s been talking about it. Friends and family are on the side of the 52-year-old actor.
While Depp’s daughter and ex-partner Vanessa Paradis described a loving and caring person, Monty Python‘s Terry Gilliam talks about Heard. “Like many of Johnny Depp’s friends I’m discovering that Amber is a better actress than I thought.” he tweeted.
Like many of Johnny Depp’s friends I’m discovering that Amber is a better actress than I thought.. if only the… https://t.co/QJ9S65nvhQ
— Terry Gilliam (@TerryGilliam) 30 Μαΐου 2016
At the same time, comedian and Depp’s friend Douglas Stounhope wrote an open letter, published by The Wrap, in which he does not hesitate to accuse Heard of blackmailing his friend:
“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—. Because he’s Johnny Depp. And we didn’t want to be thrown out of the circle for saying that The Emperor was being Stripped of His Clothes.
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.
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.”
So far, Heard’s attorney claims that Stounhope’s allegations are “unequivocally false”, while a friend of hers say it was nothing more than a “staged move”.