Marilyn Manson Says Johnny Depp Of Hollywood Vampires Was 'Completely Crucified Unjustly'

Kim McLendon

Marilyn Manson says Johnny Depp, star of Pirates of the Caribbean and so many other films, not to mention guitarist for Hollywood Vampires has been set up, lied about and crucified in the media. Manson feels compelled to defend his long time friend in the face of injustice.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard recently settled their messy divorce. Amber is alleging Johnny was violently abusive and falsely accused her of having affairs. Depp has said very little about the situation.

Marilyn Manson believes Depp is too softhearted to stand up for himself. He won't try to defend his character in the media, so Manson is speaking up for him.

"We never heard about it on tour. We never talked about it, not once. I've never seen him in such a good mood, though."

Marilyn Manson weighed in on Johnny Depp's situation with Amber Heard. He knows Depp well and is the godfather of one of Johnny's children by a previous relationship with Vanessa Paradis. Manson says the entire drama is bogus, according to the Mirror.

"Lily-Rose is my goddaughter and I was there when Jack was born, so we go back. 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. I know that he was completely crucified - unjustly."

Amber Heard claims Depp hit her with an iPhone, which is a rather odd choice of weapons. TMZ released a video of a man, supposedly Johnny Depp, slamming cabinet doors and yelling obscenities. The view is more than three quarters obstructed by supposedly Amber's back and, at times, a coffee cup. The whole production looks like a bad magic trick.

Is Marilyn Manson including this video in his assessment of being crucified in the media? The worst slander of the video is that the guy playing Johnny is such a terrible actor.

Johnny Depp (or his substitute) is never seen clearly and pretend Amber's face is never shown at all. The footage is blurry due to a huge depth of field with the woman's back only a few feet away from the lens. It is not Depp's voice and neither one of these people are professional actors.

Marilyn Manson says Depp is being hit with a lot of false accusations. There isn't any truth to any of it.

"I would stand by him on anything. As my friend, I know that he's handling it the best he can and he's a great dad, too. It fills me with joy to see his kids grow up and be so smart, and so hilarious. We played a show together not too long ago."
"He let it just go off his back. He's a guitar player in the band and that's all he wanted. And that's kind of what we wanted. We didn't really want all the chaos from Hollywood."


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Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Marilyn Manson are sticking by Johnny Depp. The Mirror quotes Marilyn.

"Of course I think that all of it was bulls**t, 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."

Marilyn Manson defended Johnny Depp, but Alice Cooper and Joe Perry, AKA Hollywood Vampires know it doesn't really matter what people say.

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