A few years ago, Alice Cooper formed the supergroup Hollywood Vampires with Johnny Depp and Joe Perry, while Marilyn Manson was an occasional guest (among several other rockers) during their live shows. This means that Cooper has been closely associated with two men currently in big trouble. Cooper and Manson have actually a long story together, they toured together during the North American Masters of Madness Tour in 2013, but it’s just one example of their paths crossing during their long careers.
Two months ago, Alice Cooper expressed his surprise regarding the recent abuse allegations against Manson: ‘It’s funny about Marilyn, in that I know Marilyn – when we toured together we got along very well. I never noticed that streak in him, if it’s there. I always believe in the word, allegations are still allegations,’ Cooper declared during one episode of NME’s In Conversation series.
This week, Alice Cooper was in the news again, defending his bandmate Johnny Depp, during a new interview with Page Six: ‘Johnny is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met in my life,’ said Cooper. ‘He is the most harmless human being I’ve ever met, so I’m not buying into all of the other stories because I know him and everybody else who knows him knows that.’
Cooper’s declaration matters because he has been Depp’s friend for some time. ‘The thing that surprises people the most about Johnny is — other than that he will sit and talk to you for an hour even if he doesn’t know you — is that he’s a great guitar player,’ Cooper even added.
Johnny Depp has been under fire since the accusations of physical abuse by his ex-wife Amber Heard. When she filed for divorce in 2016, she obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp, alleging an incident in which Depp threw his phone at her, leaving her with a bruised face.
Strangely, only tabloids and foreign press are reporting the rest of the story, probably because it doesn’t fit the current ideology championed by the media. According to the Mirror, Amber Heard was reported ‘extremely violent’ and her own sister ‘couldn’t understand why Depp ‘was putting up with Amber’s abuse.’’ Some LAPD footage, filmed by police officers who responded to the 911 call, was recently released and once again only published by UK tabloids. They revealed a tidy apartment with no traces of the chaos described by Amber and her friends, with no obvious signs of damage, or stains on the floors or carpets and I don’t care what you think about the Dailymail, these documents are real and they prove that Amber and her friends were lying.
Heard may also have lied about the donations that she allegedly made to different charities after receiving $7 million from the divorce.
Amber Beard is reportedly being investigated by the LAPD for perjury, and once again, the news is not coming from major news outlets because, you know, women are always the victims in this #metoo era.
Let’s keep in mind that Heard described Depp as a violent wife-beater: ‘I had bruised ribs, bruises all over my body, bruises on my forearms from trying to defend the blows. I had two black eyes, I had a broken nose. I had a broken lip… the really bad ones [bruises] were in my hairline, on my scalp.’ She even claimed 2 broken ribs during her testimony, but appeared on the James Corden Show at that time, looking perfectly fine. No make-up trick is gonna mask the pain from a rib injury.
Now Alice Cooper is defending Johnny Depp, but no major news outlet is going to tell the entire Depp-Heard saga because nobody wants to report that a woman can be a liar. If there is no doubt in my mind that men can be abusers, it goes both ways, and the way this story has been reported in the media should make you doubtful about every similar story.
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