Johnny Depp has found himself in the middle of a huge scandal, after his estranged wife, Amber Heard, claimed that the actor abused her throughout their entire relationship. Amber also filed a restraining order against her husband and submitted the divorce papers. She sought spousal support from Johnny Depp, but the actor filed a request in court to have this denied.
Now, it seems that the actor’s camp believes that Amber’s claims of domestic abuse are actually financially motivated. “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse,” a lawyer for Johnny Depp said in a statement.
“Her current application for a temporary restraining order along with her financial requests appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce. Yet Johnny cannot protect himself or Amber from media scrutiny, and Amber’s anger certainly cannot drive this dissolution proceeding,” the statement went on to add.
Well, it definitely seems that Johnny Depp is not the only one who thinks that Amber is trying to obtain some money from him. Comedian Doug Stanhope, a friend of the actor, said that Amber was actually trying to blackmail the Hollywood star. Stanhope made these claims in a guest article for TheWrap.
Stanhope seems to possess some important information, as he claimed that he was at Johnny Depp’s house at the time when the alleged assault against Amber took place. “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,” his article said.
Stanhope went on to say that Amber has always manipulated and used Johnny Depp. He also claimed that the actor has never abused anyone. Amber and Johnny reportedly had no prenuptial agreement, meaning that the actress could obtain a share of the $400 million fortune that her estranged husband is rumored to have.