Benicio Del Toro says there’s ‘something twisted’ about Amber Heard

Benicio Del Toro at the EE British Academy Film Awards Nominees Party Johnny Depp has yet another ardent defender in his corner in the ugly separation battle with estranged wife Amber Heard — and this time it’s in the form of his Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas co-star Benicio Del Toro.

In an interview with the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l on Tuesday, the Oscar winner appeared doubtful of the Danish Girl star’s allegations of abuse, saying, “It sounds a little bit like there’s something really twisted about that girl … but I don’t know the specifics.”

Amber was granted a temporary restraining order against Johnny just days after filing for divorce on May 23, citing “years of physical and psychological abuse.” Photos of the actress’ wounds from the alleged abuse later surfaced.

The Sicario star called Johnny “a nice guy, very caring, very smart,” and referenced Johnny’s mother Betty Sue Palmer’s death on May 20 as another reason to be wary of Amber’s intentions.

“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,” the actor said. “He was there with her and they were fine.”

Benicio joins Johnny’s ex-wife Vanessa Paradis, 17-year-old daughter Lily-Rose Depp, and stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope in those who’ve vouched for the Alice Through the Looking Glass actor.

Amber and Johnny are due back in court on June 17.

Do you think Benicio is completely out of order or completely justified? Share your thoughts with us below! ~Shelby Morton

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  1. moviesteve • June 9, 2016 @ 9:05 AM

    It’s interesting that so many people have come out in support of Johnny. Where’s Team Amber at?!

  2. Adrienne • June 9, 2016 @ 9:32 AM

    I think she’s pretty much buried herself in Hollywood with this. I wouldn’t be surprised if she never works again. Johnny has a lot of friends who know she’s lying and they’re not going to want to have anything to do with her. I predict in a year we won’t ever hear about her again.

  3. Georgia17 • June 9, 2016 @ 10:35 AM

    I don’t think it’s his place to say anything, to be honest. Especially to call another human being “twisted” in such a public way.

  4. Maggie • June 9, 2016 @ 10:46 AM

    Who knows what goes on behind closed doors

  5. Steve • June 9, 2016 @ 11:13 AM

    I think they will get back together soon. He has fame and fortune, she has youth and beauty, that’s a match made in heaven.
    Don’f forget he has a new coming out…

  6. isla gary • June 9, 2016 @ 11:13 AM

    Calling a celebrity out in a public way is wrong because?…

  7. Steve • June 9, 2016 @ 11:15 AM

    I think they will get back together soon. He has fame and fortune, she has youth and beauty, that’s a match made in heaven.
    Don’t forget he has a new movie coming out…

  8. Annette • June 9, 2016 @ 11:45 AM

    I remember when Amber caused the last Pirates of the Caribean movie money because she took Depp away from set due to her antics. She’s definitely been the hostile selfish one in this relationship.
    Considering the cops that showed up said she had no marks on her and she herself has been arrested in the past for domestic violence against her girlfriend in 2009…
    I think Amber Heard is just using what she knows to slander Johnny in the press. She’s playing her Hollywood battered wife card to discredit him in the public eye and for her to look like the one that was innocent so she in turn gets a better alimony settlement. This will Backfire for sure (unless she finds someone to vouch for her) and her future business and personal life will suffer, but I believe she will get her hush money.

  9. Kris • June 9, 2016 @ 12:14 PM

    If he doesn’t know the specifics, he shouldn’t be commenting.

  10. Belinda • June 9, 2016 @ 1:10 PM

    Just as there are many women not coming forward to report abuse in dangerous and often deadly situations, there are many women claiming abuse to irréparably damage the other party for both money and in child custody disputes. The money issue should have been dealt with by a prenuptial agreement. Maybe j.Depp will learn from this.

  11. Susan • June 9, 2016 @ 2:11 PM

    People always think abusers are nice funny guys. Guess what? When no one is looking they turn into monsters. Been, there, have lived it.

  12. edith • June 9, 2016 @ 3:05 PM

    everyone has a right to there own opinion, if your asked a question answer it and he did

  13. Johnson • June 9, 2016 @ 3:55 PM

    She just doesn’t sound credible. She’s definitely ruined her career.

  14. Terry • June 9, 2016 @ 5:01 PM

    Del Toro has no idea what has gone on behind closed doors between Depp & Amber. How does anyone know whether she speaks the truth or not – were y’all there when these things happened?? This is not about a popularity contest about which one of them has the most friends who will vouch for them. Even their very best friends have no idea of their relationship behaviour while they were alone together. The public needs to take a lesson from Bill Cosby – not such a funny guy was he!!! And – would OJ really murder someone?? Think. Just think. We see people in movies & that makes their faces familiar to us – but we have no idea who they really are.

  15. Karen • June 10, 2016 @ 2:41 PM

    At least Benecio is thinking like any reasonably sane person is….Depp’s mother just died and now she’s filing for divorce and wants money and then she says she got hit? sounds fishy to me….and it did from the very start…..I do not condone physical abuse/domestic abuse but this sounds premeditated!

  16. Robert • June 11, 2016 @ 7:25 PM

    *“years of physical and psychological abuse.”*

    Why would you marry him then?

    Oh right… you don’t get anything if you just dated……

  17. Robert • June 11, 2016 @ 7:27 PM

    @ Belinda

    In California the law says they only split what was gained and earned while married.
    Stuff earned and gained before marriage is not part of divorce settlements..
    So Amber can only go after half of the 30 million he earned while they were married….

  18. Maureen • June 12, 2016 @ 3:25 AM

    When Benicio was asked what he thought, he couldn’t say “no comment” or refuse to answer, or it would have been interpreted as a lack of support for his friend J Depp. He gave a reasonable answer.

  19. Whatever • June 15, 2016 @ 10:54 PM

    I’m glad he was brave and protected his friend.
    I have several friends that have claimed false abuse and nobody stud up for the men.
    One woman claimed her husband beat her but her husband had a stomach disease and she has been caught in lies. I seen her take a knife to him. She was crazy. The sad eyes and the mental breakdown Amber preformed right where paparazzi could clearly see her, I’ve seen that come from that crazy girl. I’m a woman who doesn’t like Rihanna music but I’ll say that’s an abused woman NOT Amber

  20. Miko • June 17, 2016 @ 3:06 AM

    Amber Heard, Heard what?

  21. Miko • June 17, 2016 @ 3:06 AM

    Amber Heard, Heard what?

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