Amber Heard

Days Before Testimony Against Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Fires PR Team

Heard was expected to take the stand Wednesday in Depp's defamation claim against her. She had hired a firm to handle crisis public relations


Actor Amber Heard, expected to testify Wednesday in ex-husband Johnny Depp's defamation claim against her, has hired a new public relations firm, NBC News has confirmed.

The 36-year-old actress had originally retained the services of Precision Strategies, co-founded by Stephanie Cutter, a former deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama's successful re-election campaign. But sources confirmed to NBC News that Heard dropped the firm on Thursday after having expressed frustration with coverage of the defamation case that may have favored Depp.

She has acquired the services of The Management Group, a Beverly Hills, California-based organization with Hollywood experience, CEO David Shane confirmed by phone.

Depp is seeking $50 million in damages after Heard wrote an essay for The Washington Post in 2018 in which she said she had become the “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Heard didn’t name Depp, whom she married in 2015. She is countersuing for $100 million.

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