Johnny Depp’s friend slams Amber Heard, claims Johnny is the real victim

Johnny DeppIn yet another development in the already ugly Johnny DeppAmber Heard debacle, one of Johnny’s friends has come forth and painted a drastically different picture.

Stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope asserts that he has known Johnny for a few years and is part of the 52-year-old actor’s inner circle. Apparently struggling with feelings of guilt for not having spoken out sooner, Doug penned an open letter that was posted on The Wrap.

Doug begins by explaining, “It’s almost 4 a.m. and I can’t sleep. Not even dozing off. Today, a friend of mine was pilloried in the press for domestic violence. Coupled with a picture of his wife with a bruise, he was murdered on social media. I watched it happen and I didn’t say a f—ing word. Even though I knew it was bulls—.”

He then transitions into discussing Amber’s actions and why he and his girlfriend Bingo remained silent.

“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. To each other, yes, but never to him. When your friend is in an awful, abusive relationship — man or woman — and you risk weighing in that their counterpart is a demon, you know the odds are they will jump right back into the fire and then dump you from their life for being honest.”

He continues, “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.”

Doug then dives into the alleged assault.

“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 carries on, eventually finishing by stating, “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.”

Amber Heard’s attorney has since responded to the letter, calling the accusations that Amber was blackmailing Johnny “unequivocally false.”

How do you think this new perspective changes the dynamic of the situation? Share your thoughts with us.

~Matthew Pariselli

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  1. Jacob • May 31, 2016 @ 11:58 AM

    Doug Stanhope and Johnny Depp are friends? I love Doug Stanhope.

  2. Jacob • May 31, 2016 @ 11:58 AM

    Doug Stanhope and Johnny Depp are friends? I love Doug Stanhope.

  3. Laura • May 31, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

    Johnny Depp, Y U GETTING FAT?

  4. Sean Anderson • May 31, 2016 @ 3:17 PM

    Looks like his reputations has hit new Depp’s.

  5. chris75 • May 31, 2016 @ 5:03 PM


  6. Amy • May 31, 2016 @ 5:15 PM

    I totally believe that Johnny Depp would NEVER hit a woman. Amber is just lying and trying to build a case against him to get as much money as possible, money she doesn’t deserve. I think that Amber Heard probably had a plan from the beginning. She saw this handsome guy who’s 23 years her senior and he was most likely having troubles at home. So she spun her silk and lured him into her web, promised him all sorts of things. Said I love you so much Johnny; let’s get married. We’ll be together forever! And Johnny was probably rebounding from his ex Vanessa and took the plunge. How or why he didn’t get her to sign a prenup is beyond me. Maybe he tried and she cried Oh Johnny, if you really loved me you would trust me and know that I would never do anything to hurt you like divorcing you and stealing your money. And I guess he fell for it. Not even married for a year and a half they should still be in the honeymoon phase but Amber had to bring her money plan to fruition. The photos of her smiling after leaving her divorce laywers office tells us all we need to know. She’s a lying, manipulative evil cow and is extremely transparent. If she’d ever really cared about Johnny would she have served him with divorce papers right after his beloved mom’s passing? I think not. She’s a cold hearted greedy pig who had a plan. And I also wonder how much she hoped that Johnny Depp would help her miserable acting career. I hope the judges in this divorce case see through her and her plan and give her a kick in the ass right out the door. She’s poison, absolute poison.

  7. Raina • May 31, 2016 @ 7:16 PM

    This is heartbreaking. My thoughts are with Mr.Johnny Depp. He just lost his mother. If Amber Heard was a decent human being, she would have been consoling him, but instead, she’s being a greedy, selfish, and manipulating person. The police stated she had no visible marks after ‘the incident’. I don’t know Johnny Depp personally but would not think of him as an abuser, especially since his ex, Vanessa Paradis, whom he was with for years, stands up for him. Amber Heard should be ashamed for using and manipulating this man. He deserves better.

  8. Faeris • June 1, 2016 @ 1:39 AM

    Nobody believes her Johnny, don’t you worry. We decent, honest, loyal humans with morals recognize one of our own. We got your back.

  9. Faeris • June 1, 2016 @ 1:42 AM

    Nobody believes her Johnny, don’t you worry. We decent, honest, loyal humans with morals and integrity recognize one of our own. We got your back.

  10. lisa • June 1, 2016 @ 2:08 AM

    I don’t think it’s anyone’s business, actually. We will never know, therefore the point is moot.

  11. Mary • June 1, 2016 @ 3:23 PM

    This is so sad I can hardly believe it. I am just a little older than Johnny Depp and have watched his career and admired his supreme acting talent my whole life. He has so much integrity as a person and as an actor and is a wonderful father to his children. After all these years of giving the public excellent performances in all the movies he has done (Blow, Pirates of the Caribbean, all the Tim Rice movies and especially his performance in Black Mass, to name just a few) for someone like Amber to start accusing him of abuse is sickening and very very sad. I was hoping that Johnny was happy with her, but its disgusting how manipulating some people can be. With her sultry good looks I guess she was really working her best. Cannot believe he was so taken with her that he didn’t sign a prenup. Thinking about you Johnny and hope you can stay strong. You mean everything to your fans and your talent as an actor and goodness as a person is always remembered and appreciated.

  12. sw • June 1, 2016 @ 4:53 PM

    why as his ‘friend’ did they not speak to him about their concern with this woman? they gossiped with each other…

  13. moviesteve • June 1, 2016 @ 7:14 PM

    This whole situation is uglier than the bruise she probably gave herself.

  14. Cathy • June 1, 2016 @ 7:53 PM

    I agree, she undoubtedly gave herself the bruise. Or got it accidentally and blamed it on him. It just all looks very fishy to me. She’s not into men and it’s too bad Johnny fell for her, thinking she was after anything but his money.

  15. DimeStoreYouKnow • June 2, 2016 @ 4:27 PM

    I agree with lisa. GO LISA.

  16. Eric Smitty • June 3, 2016 @ 2:48 PM

    Look like johnny Depp has been on a gnarly drug binge in this photo.

  17. joyce • June 4, 2016 @ 12:16 AM

    It is horable if she is faking this!!! There are so many woman being abused in this world.. and to fake this is absolutely discusting!!!. For his ex wives to stand up for him, and say how he was such a gentle soul.. I think speeds volumes.. so many woman today use this as a weapon to get their way..just know that eventually the truth comes out and you end up causing yourself more damage than any man could ever!!! Stay strong Johnny! Karma always comes around!!!

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