Johnny Depp's Former Business Managers Say He Abused Amber Heard

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Johnny Depp’s former business managers have alleged that he physically abused his ex-wife Amber Heard, and then tried to cover it up.


Here are the disturbing details, via court documents obtained by People:

“[Joel Mandel, one of the managers,] was informed well after the fact through communications with various house staff and security that Depp had been extremely volatile and had sometimes ‘gotten physical’ with Heard,” the actor’s former managers at The Management Group (TMG) claim in legal docs filed in May and obtained by PEOPLE.

“Mandel was also later informed that Depp had violently kicked Heard during an incident that took place in or around 2014,” the docs add.

Depp has vehemently denied Heard’s abuse allegations, despite all sorts of evidence to the contrary.

But TMG says Depp is full of it, pointing to a series of texts between Heard and Depp’s longtime assistant, Stephen Deuters, detailing the night that Depp allegedly kicked Heard:

“TMG is informed and believes that Depp knew full well that the text messages were genuine, but pressured and berated his assistant to falsely challenge the texts publicly.”

In sum: Things are not going well for Depp, which is fine.


Blac Chyna was taken to the hospital in an ambulance early Saturday after she was rear-ended in Studio City, TMZ reports.


According to the site:

Chyna was in her white Rolls-Royce in Studio City, CA around 2:30 AM Saturday morning when she got into the car accident. She was checked out by paramedics for about 45 minutes before she was released and picked up by another ride.

We’re told LAPD officers detained the other driver and administered some DUI tests ... no word yet if there was an arrest.



Solange celebrated her 31st birthday yesterday, and her mother, Tina Lawson, wrote her a beautiful note on Instagram.


“I don’t know anyone who is as headstrong and determined to do it their way, no matter the consequences,” she wrote, before telling a story of how Solange started a petition in 6th grade to have a teacher disciplined for failing to wrangle an out-of-control student. As Ms. Tina says: Go Solange!


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While I’m glad additional corroboration is coming to light that supports Amber Heard’s statements, I am appalled that this is what is required to believe a woman’s word on intimate partner violence.

Also, I hope she and Elon Mysk have a great relationship and a happy life.