One of Johnny Depp’s closest friends believes Amber Heard is “a sociopathic show pony” who is hell-bent on destroying the star.
Gina Deuters – who is the wife of Depp’s longtime business partner and assistant Stephen Deuters – had a front row seat to the actor’s tempestuous 15-month marriage with Heard, and alleges that he is the real victim amid their ongoing legal battle.
In her only interview since being forced to step down from the witness stand, Deuters exclusively told Page Six that she believes Heard thrives on drama.
“There was one thing Amber said at the wedding. She kind of leaned into me and said, ‘Do you and Stephen ever fight?’ I responded, ‘We sometimes have an argument,’ and she was like, ’No, Gina, like really fight?’ And it was kind of unnerving. [I thought], ‘Do you enjoy it?’” recalled Deuters, who has known Depp for nearly 20 years.
“I think there is a part of Amber that [believes] fighting is passion. It means there’s sparks, fireworks [in the relationship]. [Amber] is someone who is always used to getting what she wants. She is quite entitled and I think she made big demands in their divorce.”
Echoing Depp’s allegations at trial, Deuters claimed, “When [Amber] was denied those demands, I feel she was like, ‘I am not going to get what I want so I am going to destroy you.’”
Deuters told us that her husband first called Heard “a sociopathic show pony” after he unwittingly became the mediator in Depp and Heard’s marriage in its final difficult days.
“My husband called her a sociopathic show pony, and he certainly doesn’t regret it,” she explained. “Stephen, at the end, was quite literally the mediator … no one else wanted to deal with Amber, and Stephen would be the only person she could talk to.”
Depp, 58, is currently in court and suing Heard, 36, over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote, in which she called herself a victim of sexual violence. While the actress didn’t mention Depp by name in the piece, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star claims it tarnished his reputation and career.
Deuters recently took the stand in Depp’s defense but didn’t get the chance to give her full evidence to the jury in Virginia as her testimony was struck from the record.
She was ordered to leave the court on April 14 after Heard’s journalist pal Eve Barlow intervened and Deuters admitted to the judge that she had seen clips of the trial online.
Speaking to Page Six, Deuters described Depp’s time with Heard as “less of a relationship and more of an Amber invasion.”
“Instantly she started moving her friends into his properties,” she said. “It was quite shocking how she eventually isolated him from his family and friends … it definitely felt like we’d kind of lost him.”
Deuters told us she initially found Heard to be “cold” and was puzzled by her behavior.
“When they first got together, I would describe her as quite a ‘Stepford Wife.’ She would bake cookies and take his shoes off after work. It was all quite odd,” she recalled.
“Knowing Amber was this confident feminist, it was strange she was behaving quite subservient, like a nice little housewife-type role. [But] that was all in the beginning – that would change quite quickly.”
Back in 2015, Deuters and her husband helped arrange both weddings between Depp and Heard. The two tied the knot at Depp’s late mother Betty Sue’s home in Los Angeles, followed by a ceremony on his private island in the Bahamas in 2015.
“[Amber was] absolutely controlling … the whole getting married thing was rushed,” Deuters alleged. “It just happened all so quickly, to the point where honestly Johnny’s family weren’t notified and some of them couldn’t get down there in time.”
Of the Bahamas event, Deuters said it “very much felt” like a takeover.
“It was the Amber Heard party as opposed to their wedding. I remember her father doing a speech and he kind of motioned around the area [of the island], saying something like, ‘Look, honey, all this is yours now,’” she recalled. “My heart sank a little bit … were they more excited about all the wealth they married into, or was this about love?”
“When you see a friend or a loved one move forward into a relationship that you personally don’t think is healthy for them, it is difficult because you can’t exactly stop it,” Deuters continued.
“It was quite heartbreaking over the years seeing him deteriorate physically and emotionally. Then at the very end he was very upset at the breakdown of his marriage. He suffered greatly through it.”
Deuters insisted to Page Six that she has never witnessed Depp act aggressively towards a woman, saying, “I have been with him when he was drinking, doing drugs and smoking weed, and his demeanor has not turned nasty at all. I’ve never seen him lose his temper.”
Describing the actor as a “treasured friend,” she continued, “By all means, their relationship was volatile, but I just know that Johnny wouldn’t hit a woman.
“I can sleep at night knowing I am supporting my friend. I absolutely feel he has been a victim of domestic abuse and he deserves justice.”
Heard is expected to take the stand again on Monday for cross-examination. A spokesperson for the actress declined to comment.
Meanwhile, Depp has no regrets about the trial, according to Deuters.
“Yes, it’s like reopening old wounds. But the fight to clear his name is ultimately for his children, as painful and as ugly as it is,” she explained. “He is here [in the UK] at the moment, we saw him … and I can already see a weight has been lifted from his shoulders having given his testimony.”
She added, “Now I see why he wanted the cameras; so the public can hear him and others speak directly about their experiences. He has finally felt his voice has been heard and that means a lot to him.”
Snoop Dogg had the internet in a stir over the weekend when he appeared to throw his hat in the ring to buy Twitter. It came after Elon Musk tweeted his plan to buy the platform is “temporarily on hold” even though he’s “still committed” to following through with the deal.
Snoop Dogg tweeted saying he might have to buy Twitter now.
Elon Musk tweeted fire emojis in response.
In a thread, the legendary rapper said his first line of business would be to get free internet connections on airplanes. He also said he’s fed up with how the app verifies bots who bug him in his direct messages. Snoop also said he’d immediately give everyone a blue checkmark.
Snoop then started the hashtag #WhenSnoopBuysTwitter and Twitter reacted with their wildest out of the box suggestions for the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper.
Rajon Rondo is accused of pulling a gun on the mother of his children. Ashley Bachelor, Rondo’s longtime partner and the mother of his two children, has filed for an emergency protective order from the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard.
According to TMZ Sports, the protective order was filed in Louisville, asking for protection for herself and her son and daughter.
Bachelor states Rondo played video games with his son, Pierre before Bachelor asked the boy to separate laundry. Rondo then ripped the game console out the wall in a fit of rage, smashing outdoor lights, a coffee cup, and trash cans.
Rondo upset the kids, who saw all of the rage. Bachelor attempted to calm the situation, but Rondo threatened her with, “You’re dead.” Rondo left home but would return 15 minutes later, banging on the back door window with a gun. She asked Rondo to stop, but he would yell, “Go get my fucking son.” Bachelor did in fear of what Rondo would do next. Rondo would eventually “yank” the boy outside and ask why he was scared while he was still holding the gun. He would demand his daughter to come out, and he verbally reprimanded both children for being scared of him.
Rondo’s parents would come to the home. They were unable to calm him but did get him to leave.
The new protection order reads: “I am extremely fearful for my safety and for the safety of my children. Rajon has a history of volatile, erratic, explosive behavior. He is verbally, emotionally, and financially abusive. He physically hits our son and calls him names like ‘p***y’ and accuses him of acting like a ‘bitch.’”
The report also states Rondo calls his daughter “thot, bitch, and dickhead.”
Rondo has not been charged or arrested for a crime.
American sprinter, Sha’Carri Richardson, says she’s attempting to heal from emotional trauma, including alleged homophobia, which she says she suffered during a relationship with a Jamaican athlete.
The 22-year-old Olympic sprinter says she’s healing emotionally from trauma and homophobia she experienced in her relationship with an unnamed female athlete.
Sha’Carri wrote about her emotional trauma in a social media post.
“I was in a relationship with a Jamaican athlete that never cared about me from jump,” she wrote.
“I was abused and stole from yet protected her from the judgment of her country & family while they dragged me. I had to deal with homophobic and so much more that I’m still healing from.”
Following her victory in the U.S. Olympic trials last year, Sha’Carri credited her then-girlfriend with helping pick her hair color.
“She said it just spoke to her, the fact that it was just so loud and vibrant,” Richardson told USA Today.
“She felt like [orange] was loud and encouraging and, honestly, dangerous… That’s who I am. She just wanted me to be able to make a statement — let’s continue to show the world I’m a force to be reckoned with.”
Richardson also posted a rainbow emoji on her Twitter feed, which prompted a plethora of rainbow tweets in her Twitter timeline.