Marilyn Manson Says Johnny Depp Was Unjustly ‘Crucified’ in Amber Heard Divorce

“I would stand by him on anything,” Manson tells the Daily Beast


Marilyn Manson is standing by his longtime friend Johnny Depp.

Depp was unfairly “crucified” by the public during his thorny divorce from actress Amber Heard, Manson said in a recent interview with The Daily Beast.

“Johnny is one of the nicest people that I know — to the extent where it’s almost heartbreaking how kind he is to his friends, and everyone around him,” Manson said. “I know that he was completely crucified — unjustly.”

“I would stand by him on anything,” Manson continued. “As my friend, I know that he’s handling it the best he can and he’s a great Dad, too … Of course I think that all of it was bullshit, and I think that he is a great person. I wouldn’t agree with any of it if someone were to put me on the stand and ask me what I know, or what I’ve witnessed.”

Heard, who had been married to Depp for little more than a year, filed for divorce from the actor in May and days later filed for a restraining order, claiming that the actor had been abusive to her throughout their relationship.

The couple settled their divorce last month, a day before a hearing was to be held on the matter. Heard later said she’d donate her entire $7 million settlement to charity.