Amber Heard is cutting all legal ties to Johnny Depp, including his friend.
Less than a month since settling her divorce from her ex for $7 million in charity donations, the actress has dropped her lawsuit against Depp’s stand-up comedian pal, Doug Stanhope.
According to documents, Heard’s legal team filed a stipulation for dismissal of the case and for each party to handle their own attorney fees. According to Heard’s lawyer, the dismissal of the case is the result of her larger settlement with Depp.
Heard first filed a defamation lawsuit against Stanhope in June after he published a guest article titled Johnny Depp Is Being Blackmailed by Amber Heard. Within the article, the comedian wrote that “she was going to pull off some kind of ruse to f–k him over” and that she would “lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn’t agree to her terms.”
Just a few days after the divorce settlement was confirmed, Heard seemed to be back in the swing of things with celebrity friends Margot Robbie, Margot’s boyfriend Tom Ackerley and Cara Delevingne during a night out in London, including a Rolling Stones exhibition and late-night eats at the Ivy Kensington Brassiere.
Meanwhile, Depp has already sent the first installments of Heard’s charity donations to the ACLU and Children’s Hospital, though Amber’s counsel insist the payments are not the right amount.
While Amber “appreciates Johnny Depp’s novel interest in supporting two of her favourite charities,” a member of Heard’s team said, “if Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honour the full amount by donating $14M to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7M payment obligation to Amber…We would also insist that the full amount be paid immediately and not drawn out over many years.”