Alice Cooper, welcome to Johnny Depp’s nightmare.
The shock rock legend is publicly defending the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star against claims of abuse leveled against him by ex-wife Amber Heard — claims that had been discovered “considerably true” by a British decide in 2020.
Cooper, who performs within the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires with Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, says he simply can’t think about that his good pal would ever commit the horrible acts that Heard accused him of.
“Johnny is likely one of the sweetest individuals I’ve ever met in my life,” he informed Web page Six. “He’s essentially the most innocent human being I’ve ever met, so I’m not shopping for into the entire different tales at as a result of I do know him and all people else who is aware of him is aware of that.”
The “Welcome to My Nightmare” singer, who regardless of his macabre stage persona is a religious Christian, says that he hasn’t spoken to Depp not too long ago however has “gotten some emails.”
“The factor that surprises individuals essentially the most about Johnny is — aside from that he’ll sit and discuss to you for an hour even when he doesn’t know you — is that he’s an excellent guitar participant,” Cooper continued. “He’s doing work proper now with Jeff Beck. You don’t play with Jeff Beck except you’re a hell of a guitar participant. Johnny is a surprisingly good guitar participant. He was a guitar participant earlier than he was an actor.”
The abuse allegations against Depp turned the topic of a London court docket battle final 12 months, because the actor tried to sue The Solar newspaper for branding him a “spouse beater” for allegedly attacking Heard throughout their temporary marriage.
The decide, nonetheless, dominated final November that the allegations made against Depp within the article had been “considerably true” and he misplaced the case. Depp’s enchantment to overturn the decision was nixed final March.
The “Aquaman” star, 35, and Depp, 57, began relationship in 2012 and tied the knot in 2015.
However solely a 12 months later Heard filed for divorce and obtained a brief restraining order against him alleging that he had been bodily and verbally abusive all through their relationship. She additionally claimed that the “Edward Scissorhands” star was typically beneath the affect of medication or alcohol.
Depp’s profession has been impacted by the extremely publicized trial and the unsavory headlines. He was ousted from the “Incredible Beast” movie franchise after the court docket ruling.