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Marilyn Manson says he will stand by Johnny Depp after divorce drama with Amber Heard

5 September 2016 Entertainment News

Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Marilyn Manson said in a statement that he will stand by Johnny Depp after being involved in an ugly divorce with his then-wife, Amber Heard.

Manson was interviewed by The Daily Beast and he said that he is disappointed on the scrutiny that his friend underwent. Manson shared, "Lily-Rose is my goddaughter and I was there when [his son] 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."

He added that he knows Depp is handling the aftermath of the divorce the best way he can and praised the actor for being a great dad.

The statements of Manson came after Heard and Depp had a settlement, which amounted to $7 million. Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against Depp in May after she claimed that she has been abused in their relationship. They have been married for 15 months before Heard filed for a divorce from Depp.

No criminal charges have been brought against Depp and many came to his defense such as his children, his former partner, and former girlfriend. The money given to Heard will be given to the two charities chosen by the actress.

A part of the statement by Depp and Heard after the settlement reads: "Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity."

Depp has not yet commented on the statements of Manson. Heard has also not commented on the matter or her representatives.