Holy cow! Amber Heard is hitting back big time at Johnny Depp’s friend Doug Stanhope. She’s now suing him for defamation after he publicly called her out for trying to ‘blackmail’ the actor, as well as claiming she was the aggressor in the relationship.
Boom! Amber Heard, 30, is taking swift legal action against comedian Doug Stanhope, 49, suing him for his claims that she tried to blackmail estranged husband Johnny Depp, 52, Not only that, she’s making even more shocking accusations against the actor, including claims of massive drug and alcohol abuse!
Amber’s team filed the defamation suit June 3 in Arizona, where Doug lives, claiming that he “orchestrated a plot to write an article, which was published at TheWrap.com, which falsely accuses plaintiff Amber Heard of ‘blackmail’ and other criminal behavior towards her husband, Johnny Depp, from whom she is seeking a divorce”. To hear more about Johnny and Amber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
Doug’s open letter published May 29 went straight for Amber’s jugular, with the title claiming “Johnny Depp Is Being Blackmailed by Amber Heard – Here’s How I Know.” Wow, no mincing words there. Doug went on to make outrageous claims that Johnny had been, “used, manipulated, set up and made to look like an a–hole,” by her.
The actress says Doug’s claims are “false and defamatory” and that it has caused her “tremendous harm.” Not only that, Amber’s accusing Johnny’s inner circle of going on a massive smear campaign against her in order to win over public opinion for the star. “Defendants knew the statements about Heard in the Defamatory Article were completely untrue and fabricated, and they did not care, because their only concern was helping Depp by trashing the reputation of his wife, who loved Depp, even though she had been repeatedly physically and verbally abused by him.”
Amber’s lawsuit dropped even more bombshells about Johnny’s alleged abuse, saying that Johnny “has hit and kicked Heard on numerous occasions, has thrown objects at her, at one point suffocated her to the point where she feared for her life.”
She outright says the actor is an “an alcoholic and drug addict” and says most of his attacks happened when he “relapsed into a cycle of substance abuse.” She states that, “His drug and alcohol abuse has increased dramatically in recent years, as has his violent behavior.” Yikes! Those are some pretty strong accusations.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Amber will win her lawsuit against Doug?