The 30-year-old actress fired back against claims from one of Depp’s pals, comedian Doug Stanhope, that she is lying in a bid to make money out of the Pirates of the Caribbean star.
“Allegations against Ms. Heard are absolutely and unequivocally false,” Peter Sample, a lawyer for Heard, wrote in a letter to The Wrap. Sample continued that the claim of blackmail by Stanhope “has no basis in reality and is nothing but the typical celebrity muckraking for profit.”
As Us Weekly reported previously, Stanhope’s guest column, published on Sunday, May 29, said that that Depp, 52, had told him that his wife of 15 months had threatened to blackmail him as their marriage fell apart.
“He opened up in the most vulnerable of ways that Amber was now going to leave him,” Stanhope wrote. “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.”
In his response to The Wrap, Heard’s lawyer, Sample, called Stanhope’s claim defamatory and “offensive” and demanded the column be retracted.
“It is highly offensive and disturbing that you would choose to publish it in the first place,” Sample blasted in his letter.
Police told Us on Friday, May 27, that despite Heard’s claims, they found no evidence for a report when they were called to the couple’s home on May 21.
Depp’s divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, wrote in court papers that Heard, who met Depp when they costarred in The Rum Diary in 2009, is “attempting to secure” financial gain in the divorce settlement with her allegations of domestic abuse.
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