Amber Heard’s lawyer is slamming an accusation that the actress is blackmailing her estranged husband Johnny Depp.
Attorney Peter Sample told The Wrap Monday that the “allegations against Ms. Heard are absolutely and unequivocally false.” The claim that she is blackmailing Johnny “has no basis in reality and is nothing but the typical celebrity muckraking for profit.” The lawyer also told the publication that the claims against Amber are defamatory and “outrageous.”
In case you missed it, comedian Doug Stanhope penned a column that was posted on The Wrap Sunday where he voiced his support for his friend Johnny. In the lengthy post, Doug claimed 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.”
The column, however, comes just two days after Amber was granted a domestic violence restraining order against her soon-to-be ex-husband after alleging abuse and showing up to a Los Angeles courtroom with a visible bruise on her face. In court documents obtained by E! News, Amber also alleged that “during the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.”
While Johnny has not directly addressed the accusations made by Amber, his rep released a statement shortly after the couple filed for divorce. “Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,” Johnny’s rep told E! News. “Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”
As for Amber, a source close to the model recently provided a glimpse into how she is doing as the divorce drama continues. “This has been incredibly upsetting for Amber but she knows she is doing the right thing,” our source shared with E! News. “It has been very traumatic for her to finally speak out, but she needs to do what she can to protect herself.”