'I believe Amber Heard': Actress's co-star David Krumholtz calls Johnny Depp a 'monster'

Krumholtz believes that Depp is suing Heard as he refuses to accept his 'raging addiction issues'


                            'I believe Amber Heard': Actress's co-star David Krumholtz calls Johnny Depp a 'monster'
David Krumholtz (M) supports former co-star Amber Heard (L) and slams JohnnyDepp (R) amid defamation trial (Twitter/@cathyrusson and Instagram/@davidkrumholtz)
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David Krumholtz, the actor in 'The Santa Clause' film trilogy, has supported Amber Heard in her legal fight against ex husband Johnny Depp. Krumholtz, who co-starred with Heard in NBC's 2011 TV series 'The Playboy Club', turned to Instagram stories to defend the actress during the ongoing defamation trial.

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"Amber Heard is a victim of abuse by Johnny Depp," Krumholtz claimed. "Don't ya just love his work? Isn't he handsome? Heard he's a sweetheart! Captain Jack Sparrow!!! Drugs and alcohol turn men into monsters." In his Instagram stories, Krumholtz claimed that the 'Aquaman' star is a victim of Depp's abuse. The actor went on to talk about his personal experience of working with Heard on their TV show. Krumholtz opened his Instagram stories with the phrase "controversial opinion," before emphasizing that he believed in Heard's charges of abuse by Depp throughout their relationship. Krumholtz wrote in the story: "Drugs and alcohol turn men into monsters. I believe Amber Heard."

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According to the trial testimony, Depp has previously referred to himself as a "monster." During Depp's violent outburst while under the influence of narcotics, the actor, Heard, and their mutual acquaintances referred to him as "the monster." Depp allegedly attacked Heard while he was intoxicated, according to Heard, her lawyers, and witnesses. Meanwhile, the 44-year-old Queens, New York native chimed in on Instagram with his thoughts. Depp's comments in court amid Heard's public display of weeping were also addressed. Krumholtz said: "She is not innocent. But she IS a victim. Johnny Depp's smugness during the trial is sickening." Depp sued Heard, according to the 'Numb3rs' star, because the actor refused to accept his "raging addiction issues."

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Depp's drug and alcohol usage was also questioned by Heard's legal team, which both Johnny and Christi Dembrowski, his sister and personal manager, denied. "I've never taken any substance for a party," Depp testified.

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Krumholtz also cited his experience with the actress as he further wrote: "I worked with Amber Heard. She is not psychotic. She is brilliant and strong and got caught up in bulls**t."


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Krumholtz also refuted Johnny Depp's allegations that he lost out on playing Jack Sparrow in future instalments of 'Pirates of the Caribbean' due to Heard's allegations. Depp's intoxication, according to Krumholtz, is the basis for the actor's spat with Disney over the character of 'Jack Sparrow'.

He wrote: "The reason Johnny Depp lost career opportunities is because he was a total mess. Disney etc... doesn't care what Amber accused him of. He ruined his public image by being a severe drug abuser and drunk."

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Krumholtz concluded his post by stating," Why is Johnny suing her? Because he has not owned up to his raging addiction issues."

According to Depp and his former talent agency, Christian Carino, Heard's charges against Depp cost him a position in the sixth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film. According to Heard's attorneys, Depp's financial loss was caused by the actor's films' "worsening performance at the box office," among other factors. 

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Depp originally sued Heard for defamation in March 2019, in reaction to an op-ed Heard penned for the Washington Post in December 2018 about being a domestic abuse victim. Although Depp was not named in the piece, their bitter 2016 divorce had been in the press for the previous two years.

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