On The Howard Stern Show, Stanhope explained the scenario behind The Wrap‘s obtention of his essay that claimed that Amber Heard was blackmailing Johnny Depp with photo evidence of her alleged battery.
“I put it on my website, the title was: ‘At A Loss For Words…” whatever it was,” said Stanhope. “The Wrap got it as an exclusive or however that worked and said ‘Amber Heard is Blackmailing Johnny Depp This is How I Know.’ I didn’t write that f*cking title.”
He says that Depp did not ask him to write it in his defense, but revealed that the actor contacted him after its release.
“I had no contact with him until he texted me after that went out,” continued Stanhope. “He said, ‘Hey, thanks for being honest.’ He didn’t know that was going out.”
Stanhope, who has been sued for defamation by Heard as a result of the article, explained to Stern that his ability to speak on the matter due to the sensitivity of the lawsuit.
“Anything I say they can twist my words. It’s such a bullsh*t suit,” said Stanhope. “I wish I had my lawyer here. I should probably not talk about it.”
The comedian went on to joke about how he has nothing of value to lose by being sued. “That’s the funniest idea. The idea of some Hollywood supermodel lady [Heard] winning all of my shit,” said Stanhope. “She would be locking the doors driving down my street.”
“I think she’s trying to make me shut the f*ck up,” he added. “Now I’m talking [too much].”
Listen to the full interview below.