Benicio Del Toro Weighs In on Abuse Allegations Against Pal Johnny Depp

Another one in Johnny Depp’s corner.

Benicio Del Toro thinks Amber Heard’s claims she was abused by Depp seem “a little manipulative.”

Speaking with New York Daily News on Tuesday (June 7, 2016), Del Toro commented, “What I know, there’s a lot of trouble from the girl that sounds a little manipulative. It sounds a little bit like there’s something really twisted about that girl … but I don’t know the specifics.”

He added, “It seems the fact that his mom passed away and she filed for divorce two days later and then she wants money and she’s saying she got hit, it’s almost like, wait, I saw them not too long ago. Maybe it was January, a dinner for the Oscars or something like that. He was there with her and they were fine.”

Del Toro and Depp have been friends since starring in the 1998 dark comedy Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. In the interview, Del Toro also added that Depp is “a nice guy, very caring, very smart.”

The Oscar winner joins several of Depp’s family and close friends who have come to his defense, including his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, 17-year-old daughter Lily-Rose Depp, and stand-up comic Doug Stanhope.

Since dropping the bomb that Depp had “verbally and physically abused” her throughout their four years as a couple over a week ago, Heard has had her share of supporters as well.

Most recently, Heard’s friend iO Tillett Wright — who was reportedly on the phone with Heard during the May 21 incident when Depp allegedly smashed an iPhone on the actress’ face — penned an essay, explaining why she called 911 that night and why she adamantly believes Heard’s claims. Amber was granted a temporary restraining order on May 27.

Though Depp has yet to personally comment on the allegations, his lawyer, Laura Wasser, has suggested Heard, who requested $50,000 a month in spousal support, is alleging abuse to “secure premature financial resolution.”