This story is just getting messier by the day. Depending on who you want to believe, there's a new report that says Amber Heard might be blackmailing her soon-to-be ex-husband Johnny Depp with false allegations that he was abusive to her during their 15-month marriage.
In a blog post on the site The Wrap published over the weekned, Depp's good friend Doug Stanhope came to the actor's defense, saying that Depp knew that Heard was brewing something scandalous before she pulled the plug on their marriage. The Texas native filed for divorce only three days after Depp's mother Betty Sue Palmer passed away last week.
Stanhope claims that this all might be Heard's best acting yet. She alleges that Depp physically and emotionally abused her and even threw an iPhone at her face last week.
Stanhope writes, "My girlfriend 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 added, "We have watched Amber Heard f-k with him at his weakest - or watched him at his weakest from being f-ked with - for the entire time we've known him," he said. "And we didn't say s-t. 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. We all feared that telling him outright might alienate us all. Love makes you do funny things."
Stanhope further explained, "Abusing women is b--t. Johnny doesn't abuse anyone. And he told me that day ahead of time that she'd pull some kind of s-t like this. Johnny Depp got used, manipulated, set up and made to look like an a--e. And he saw it coming and didn't or couldn't do anything to stop it. He may never talk to me again for saying it but I'd forgive myself for not coming to his defense out of fear or ego. I stand up for my friends and I tell the f-king truth."