Which brings us to last week, when comedian and friend of Depp, Doug Stanhope, did an interview with The Wrap. In the interview, Stanhope employs classic victim-blaming ideology, more or less accusing Heard of claiming abuse in an attempt to blackmail Depp.
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.