Details behind the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard divorce just keep coming. Over the weekend, Depp's daughter Lily-Rose as well as his former partner of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis (Lily-Rose's mom) both spoke out on social media in support of Depp. Then on Sunday, comedian and self-proclaimed Depp friend Doug Stanhope wrote a guest post published on the Wrap called "Johnny Depp Is Being Blackmailed By Amber Heard—Here's How I Know."
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.
In the post, he goes on to claim that the on the Saturday Heard alleges Depp assaulted her, Stanhope and his girlfriend Bingo had been hanging out with Depp, who revealed that Heard was leaving him, and "threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms." That prompted Stanhope and Bingo to open up to Depp about how they felt Heard had always been manipulative. Stanhope says various other people corroborated Stanhope that day, and that Depp was "dumbstruck" but thankful. Then the events of Saturday night occurred. Stanhope wrote:
Everything Johnny had told us that she’d been threatening had actually come to be. It blew up in the news, raced through the Internet like a plague and blew up on Twitter like it was the McMartin child abuse scandal. People are swarming with torches on social media.
Stanhope didn't offer any explanation as to how Heard's face got the bruises she claimed came from Depp, but he seems pretty sure that Heard is lying. Now it's just a matter of seeing who will weigh in on this situation next, because this media circus shows no signs of ending anytime soon.