Protecting the meal ticket
Team Johnny Depp is seems to be feeding TMZ because their latest exclusive on the situation is from security sources on Depp’s side who were present last Saturday night when Johnny allegedly assaulted Amber Heard:
Amber Heard screamed to Johnny Depp in the middle of their argument last week, "Stop hitting me!!!" Problem is ... when she screamed Johnny was more than 6 yards away -- so claim 2 witnesses. Sources connected to the case tell TMZ, 2 security guards -- Jerry Judge and Sean Bett -- were standing in the entryway inside Johnny and Amber's apartment unit, giving them space during the argument, when out of nowhere they heard Amber scream.
The guards say "within a second" they bolted into the living area and saw Johnny in the kitchen and Amber on the couch in the living room -- it's an open floor plan. Both guards say Johnny was at least 20 feet away from her.
We're told, according to Johnny, both he and Amber knew the guards were in the entryway and the scream was a badly executed attempted setup.
The guards -- both of whom are expected to testify next month during the restraining order trial -- also say throughout Johnny and Amber's 15-month marriage, she was the one who flew into rages ... screaming at him, throwing bottles, and charging him. They claim they frequently had to pull her off Johnny.
This is what I mean about motivation though –see today’s earlier post and my post from yesterday. They’re on the payroll. Johnny Depp is the meal ticket. But will his security’s credibility be called into question? As we’ve seen in these cases, it’s the victim’s credibility that’s always challenged. If he hit you, why did you buy him a present? Why did you keep calling him? Why did you smile? Why were you nice? This is what will happen to Amber Heard if this goes to court. Will the bodyguards be asked to defend their credibility though? If Johnny’s not speaking for himself and letting everyone else speak for him, then shouldn’t they be challenged by proxy?
Attached- Depp performing with his band in Stockholm yesterday.