Amber Heard Slams Accusation of Blackmailing, Addresses Alleged Johnny Depp Abuse

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Through her attorney, Amber Heard has responded to those who think she's made up her accusations of abuse against Johnny Depp.

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Heard took the celebrity gossip universe by shocking storm last week when she first filed for divorce from Depp... and then asked for an order of protection against the actor.

The actress claims she feared for her life as a result of Depp's physical confrontations, showing up in court with facial wounds she says stemmed from Depp hurling an iPhone at her.

In light of these allegations against one of Hollywood's biggest stars, many celebrities have chosen sides.

See the gallery below for an idea of which big names have said what about the scandal.

But no one has been more outspoken than comedian Doug Stanhope.

Over the weekend, The Wrap published an article by Stanhope titled "Johnny Depp is Being Blackmailed By Amber Heard - Here's How I Know."

So... how does he supposedly know?

Because Stanhope says he was actually with the couple on the day of the alleged iPhone throw and that Heard was "threatening to lie about [Depp] publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her [divorce terms]."

In other words, Stanhope says simply, Heard is blackmailing Depp with this accusation of abuse.

In response to the claim, Heard's lawyer, Peter Sample, says via statement that the The Wrap printed "outrageous and defamatory false claims" about the actress in Stanhope's guest column.

Demanding a retraction, Sample added:

"The foregoing allegations against Ms. Heard are absolutely and unequivocally false."

On May 23, Heard filed a divorce petition.

In the legal document, she cited irreconcilable differences as the basis for the divorce and asked for spousal support from Depp.

Subsequently, on Friday, Heard wrote in court papers that she was abused by her husband throughout their four-year relationship and 15-month marriage.

On the  day Heard was granted her temporary domestic violence restraining order, Depp's divorce attorney (Laura Wasser) alleged in her own court papers that Heard's domestic abuse claims are monetarily motivated.

"Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse," Wasser said.

"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."

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