Amber Heard Switches PR Reps as She Prepares to Testify Against Johnny Depp

Days earlier than she is about to testify in opposition to Johnny Depp in her defamation trial, Amber Heard has switched up her public relations representatives, firing disaster PR agency Precision Methods for a brand new group led by PR veteran David Shane, who verify the hiring to TheWrap.

In accordance to The New York Put up, which first reported Heard’s swap, the actress was displeased by “bad headlines” from the testimony given by Depp, who’s suing Heard for $50 million over a 2018 op-ed wherein she accused the actor of home violence and sexual abuse.

Heard has expressed frustration that Depp’s account of their turbulent relationship has been coated within the press greater than her personal, and is hoping {that a} change in illustration can flip that. Over the previous two weeks, Depp’s testimony defending himself from Heard’s accusations has been accompanied by a slew of psychologists and former workers of Heard and Depp with questions concerning the pair’s psychological state together with salacious and typically specific accounts of their private and non-private life collectively.

Shane’s agency, Shane Communications, beforehand represented Depp’s former enterprise managers, The Administration Group, when Depp sued them in 2017 in a $25 million fraud lawsuit. The Administration Group filed a countersuit, accusing Depp via Shane Communications of a “lack of impulse control” on his spending habits, buying tons of of tens of millions in actual property, wine, automobiles and different luxuries. The lawsuits have been settled in July 2018.

Depp has denied all allegations as a media circus has swirled across the trial being held in Fairfax County, Virginia, which has been livestreamed on-line and aired on cable information networks on the request of Depp’s attorneys. Heard may take the stand as early as Tuesday.

Precision Methods and Depp’s PR reps didn’t reply to TheWrap’s requests for remark.

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