Amber Heard Takes Money Out Of The Equation In Domestic Violence Case Against Johnny Depp

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As I’m sure you’ve all heard, Johnny Depp has been accused of physical and verbal abuse towards his soon-to-be ex wife. If you enter the virtual torture chambers known as online comment sections, you may have noticed that almost no one believes her.

The Depp fangirls and fanboys who don’t believe her have many defenses for the beloved star of nothing-memorable-in-the-past-decade.

Most of these people seem to believe the following:

  1. Soul-sucking she-beast Amber Heard is only making these claims because she was denied $50,000 a month in spousal support and thinks playing the victim will fill her pockets with pirate gold.
  2. Heard faked her injuries by a) hitting herself and/or having a friend hit her or b) drawing scratch marks and bruises on herself with lipstick and varying shades of blue eyeshadow.
  3. The way she’s approaching the situation and acting is somehow out-of-line/not “normal” for a victim of abuse. (She smiled in a photo on Instagram after filing for divorce and a restraining order.)
  4. Depp didn’t do it because his family, friends and ex-wife don’t believe he’s capable.

I have a question. If Meryl Streep told us that Don Gummer (her longtime spouse) was prone to fits of rage and had repeatedly terrorized her throughout their marriage, would you believe her? I think you would, but if Gummer accused Streep of the same you’d probably laugh. But why? Because you “like” her more? Because you’re familiar with her name and you’ve seen a bunch of her movies? None of us know what happened, and a lot of you are clearly letting your love for the man cloud your judgment.

Being skeptical is one thing, but it’s more dangerous to say she’s full of it than it is to believe her. Whether you’re wrong or right about his guilt, the public’s finger-pointing reaction to this story has undoubtedly made women more afraid to come forward. I’m not even sure that real victims will suffer if it turns out she’s not telling the truth because it’s become frighteningly obvious that no one believes them regardless.

Every year or so the public's reaction to a story disgusts me to the point where I have to remind myself that it's not a representation of the entire human race, just a portion. The automatic assumption that #AmberHeard is a gold-digging liar with self-inflicted and/or fake #injuries is fucking deplorable. I don't care how much you love #JohnnyDepp or how many of his friends and family say he's an innocent sweetheart, people act differently in relationships and #abusers don't always hurt every SO, especially if drugs and alcohol are involved. Of course I'm not 1000% sure he's guilty but when a woman is granted a restraining order and presents us with multiple photos of #cuts and #bruises around her eyes, why are we so quick to say she's full of crap? Because we feel bamboozled by someone we loved for so many years? And admitting that he's capable of abuse towards women would be admitting that we all blindly had crushes for over a decade on an abuser and puts our own character and judgment in a negative light? STFU and consider the possibility that she's telling the truth and that so many of you witch-trialed her without thinking twice just because you're a Jack Sparrow fan. #domesticviolenceshouldntbetakenlightly

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As of today, Heard is officially not seeking a single dime from Depp.

“In light of the coordinated false and negative media campaign falsely depicting my attempts to attain a CLETS Domestic Violence Restraining Order as being financially motivated, I am hereby withdrawing the request,” Heard said in court documents released last week.

There goes your motive.

Of course there are still those who believe Heard is motivated by attention, because nothing boosts a career like a phone to the face. Just ask the guy that got hit by Russell Crowe. What was his name?

Ray Rice Halloween Costume is Utterly Tasteless

Ray Rice halloween costumeIf you know me at all you know that I am sometimes amused by utterly tasteless and horrible things like, for instance, this Ray Rice costume. Simple yet effective and featuring a pantless blow-up doll, it’s unknown who this brave man is, but a friend of his posted photos on Imgur at some point that were thankfully saved and spread around by Uproxx.

Adrian Peterson beating his son and Solange, Jay-Z and Beyonce on the elevator seem like appropriate follow-ups, but I’m definitely going as naked Jennifer Lawrence.

Ray Rice’s Wife Calls His Suspension ‘Horrific’

janay rice knocked out gif unconscious elevator gif ray riceJanay Rice, the woman seen being knocked out in an elevator by her husband – Ravens running back Ray Rice – is defending his actions and slamming the media and the NFL.

Ray Rice was originally suspended by the NFL for a laughable 2 games after footage of an unconscious Janay being dragged across the floor surfaced on TMZ, but now that the full video of him straight-up Mike Tyson-ing her has appeared, they’ve changed their tune.

If there’s one the thing football organizations hate, it’s publicity. Not even necessarily bad publicity, but any attention (Tim Tebow, Michael Sam, Chad Johnson) that might distract from their players throwing balls, running with balls and slamming into each other with or without balls in their hands, and this is a classic and especially sad case of that…

Janay Rice wrote the following confusing comments about TMZ’s brutal new video and the fact that Ray is now out of Baltimore and suspended from playing on any team indefinitely:

I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I’m mourning the death of my closest friend. But to have to accept the fact that it’s reality is a nightmare in itself. No one knows the pain that media & unwanted options from the
public has caused my family. To make us relive a moment in our lives that we regret every day is a horrible thing. To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his ass of for all his life just to gain ratings is horrific. THIS IS OUR LIFE! What don’t you all get. If your intentions were to hurt us, embarrass us, make us feel alone, take all happiness away, you’ve succeeded on so many levels. Just know we will continue to grow & show the world what real love is! Ravensnation we love you!

Normalizing this kind of behavior is a huge problem, and Janay, the NFL, Ray and his ignoramus lawyer (who called it a “very minor physical altercation” back in February), are adding gallons of gasoline to the forest fire.

Ray Rice said in a statement that his wife is “so strong,” and that he in turn he has to be strong for her. Because you have to be pretty fucking “strong” to sleep off a punch like that.

Meanwhile, Browns’ WR Josh Gordon has been suspended for an entire year after testing positive for marijuana, with the NFL sending a clear message that domestic violence isn’t big of a deal as smoking a little weed, but both are trumped by ...say it with me this time… bad publicity.

Read: Ravens Player: Ray Rice Lied To Teammates, Has Lost Our Support

50 Cent Accused of Kicking His Ex-Girlfriend and Destroying Her Stuff

50 Cent boxing pose50 Cent, the rapper most famous for singing the line “Go shawty, it’s your birthday” in the song “In Da Club” is in hot water for allegedly kicking his girlfriend and completely trashing her condo last month.

He reportedly dated the woman for three years and is also the father of her child.

According the L.A. area police, 50, a.k.a. Curtis Jackson broke her chandeliers, her TV, a lamp and then “ransacked” her closet. It doesn’t take an expert to know that a woman’s clothes are often more precious than Keystone Pipeline oil. Hell, even I’d be mad if someone tore up my non-designer jeans and shirts.

Do you have any idea how hard is is to find pants that fit properly? Especially when you’re 5’7″ and have the legs of Gary Coleman and the torso of albino Aisha Tyler.  Continue reading “50 Cent Accused of Kicking His Ex-Girlfriend and Destroying Her Stuff”

Evelyn Lozada’s Post-Chad Johnson Headbutt Photos are a Brutal Reminder of a Growing Problem

Evelyn Lozada cutThere is no bright side to getting beat up by the person you love, but if there’s one thing we can learn from photos of famous women like Rihanna and regular ones like Tina Nash — the British mother who tragically said “I miss the world, I miss everything, I feel like a ghost,” after an attack by her boyfriend left her permanently blinded — it’s that domestic violence is a worldwide problem that needs constant attention.

Raising awareness and speaking out on the matter is the least we can do.

For instance, TMZ just released photos of Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada with a nasty injury following last year’s headbutt by her ex-husband, NFL star Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.  Continue reading “Evelyn Lozada’s Post-Chad Johnson Headbutt Photos are a Brutal Reminder of a Growing Problem”

Chris Brown ‘More Violent’ Than Oscar Pistorius!??

Chris Brown/Oscar PistoriusWoman-beater Chris Brown was deemed “more violent” than woman-murderer Oscar Pistorius in a recent poll by on TMZ.

A shocking 55% of readers came to this conclusion after being asked a variety of basic questions about Pistorius involving fairness in the trial and his temperament.

So assuming Pistorius, now out on bail, did intentionally shoot his girlfriend (85% think so), we’re saying domestic violence somehow trumps murder? Is it because it’s “easier” and somehow less brutal, at least in our minds, to shoot someone through a door? Would post-mortem photos of Reeva Steenkamp with a bashed-in skull change their minds?  Continue reading “Chris Brown ‘More Violent’ Than Oscar Pistorius!??”

More Hope Solo Drama, Soccer Star Gets Into Mysterious Scuffle With NFL Boyfriend

Don’t get me wrong when I say that a third domestic violence-related story involving Debra Morgan-lookalike Hope Solo has me thinking that she’s a bit of a drama-magnet and possible exaggerator…

Solo is a highly skilled athlete, famous for her MVP performance in the London Olympics for the winning U.S. women’s soccer team, writing a book and appearing on Dancing With The Stars in 2011.

In her memoir, Solo: A Memoir of Hope, she claims to not only have been violently shoved by a former coach, but hit in the stomach and slapped by her DWTS partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

Continue reading “More Hope Solo Drama, Soccer Star Gets Into Mysterious Scuffle With NFL Boyfriend”

Flavor Flav’s Latest Vegas Mugshot Is Priceless

Flavor Flav was arrested for the second time in Las Vegas, this time for assault with a deadly weapon.

Flav apparently got into some kind of disagreement with his fiancé and her son and pulled a knife on them.

He was released on bail after taking a pitifully sad-eyed, grey-dreadlocked mugshot.

What do you think he was fighting about with his lady love? I think it was about him not picking New York over Hoopz or Deelishis on Flavor of Love.

Did they forget to jingle the keys behind the camera this time? I say that because he was smiling in last year’s mugshot.

When I used to do those horrible grade school photos they had a Lampchop puppet to distract me but I just cried more when I saw it.  Continue reading “Flavor Flav’s Latest Vegas Mugshot Is Priceless”

Chad Johnson Punished By NFL And VH1 For Head-Butting Incident

Both VH1 and the Miami Dolphins are cutting ties with wide receiver Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson after he sent his wife, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada to the ER.

The fight reportedly began when Lozada accused Johnson of infidelity after discovering a receipt for condoms. Much like Chris Brown, who was famously “caught in a lie” by Rihanna, Chad retaliated with violence. A head-butt, to be specific.

The Dolphins terminated his one-year contract and his 11-episode reality show co-starrig his wife, Ev & Ocho, was cancelled by VH1 before it aired.

Michael Lohan Retaliates After Being Denied Oral Sex

Lindsay Lohan’s father, Michael, was arrested yesterday morning in Florida after allegedly attacking his girlfriend, Kate Major, 28.

A Tampa police officer told the press, “She had some redness on her arms, some minor bruising and it was determined that he grabbed her arm and threw her to the ground a couple of times.”

Major had a court date later in the day, relating to a restraining order she filed against Michael. A police report obtained on Tuesday states that Lohan got violent with her over the hearing and the fact that she wouldn’t give him a blowjob…

Continue reading “Michael Lohan Retaliates After Being Denied Oral Sex”

Manny Ramirez Arrested For Domestic Violence

Former Indians/Red Sox/Dodgers baseball MVP/steroid user Manny Ramirez was arrested yesterday night at 7 PM Eastern time.

Witnesses told TMZ that a fight had occurred between Manny and his wife Juliana.

He was taken by police at his home in Weston, Florida into custody and charged with battery.

Information recovered by NBC reveals via police report that Ramirez allegedly hit his wife with an open hand…

Continue reading “Manny Ramirez Arrested For Domestic Violence”

Glee’s Heather Morris’ Black Eye Photos

Everybody’s favorite ditzy TV cheerleader has been photographed by controversial photographer Tyler Shields for his website. She is depicted with a very visible black eye, for no apparent reason.

The pictures of Glee’s Heather Morris are getting negative attention from various sources included the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Shields told E!,

“In no way were we promoting domestic violence. We wanted to do a bruised-up Barbie shoot and that’s exactly what we did!”

Continue reading “Glee’s Heather Morris’ Black Eye Photos”