Golden Heard is so agitated about the inclusion she’s been getting in her court fight with Johnny Depp that she suddenly changed to another PR group in front of her exceptionally expected declaration this week, The Post has learned.
The “Aquaman” entertainer dumped emergency PR firm Precision Strategies on Thursday in the wake of getting baffled with the press she’s gotten since her stunner criticism preliminary started off last month, sources said.
“She could do without awful titles,”
a source noted.
One more source said Heard, 36, is
“baffled with her story not being told really.”
Depp, 58, is suing Heard for $50 million, guaranteeing his ex stigmatized him in a 2018 opinion piece in the Washington Post where she talked about being a survivor of aggressive behavior at home.
Heard’s legal advisors contend that Depp mishandled the entertainer actually and physically.
The entertainer — who is supposed to stand up in Fairfax, Va., when Tuesday — presently has counseling firm Shane Communications on retainer to assist her with getting across her side better in the court of general assessment, sources said.
The sudden PR switch came after several brutal days of court testimony from Depp witnesses and a fiery social-media mob that turned against Heard.
Her new PR team, led by CEO David Shane, has worked against Depp before.
The firm helped highlight allegations lodged by Depp’s former business managers, The Management Group, alleging that the
“Pirates of the Caribbean”
star needed to hire a shrink for his “compulsive spending” habit of $2 million per month.
Still, communications experts told The Post that Heard’s new flacks have an uphill battle ahead of them.
“After years of narrative building, you can’t change the public’s opinion in the three weeks when someone is suing you in a case,”
said a crisis management PR insider.
Ex-Pete Buttigieg campaign maven Lis Smith said,
“It’s crazy to change teams in the middle of a trial like this because you don’t like the headlines.”
She said Heard’s former PR firm, Precision Strategies, which was co-founded by ex-Obama adviser and deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, is
“one of the best crisis firms” — “but they can’t rewrite the history of what’s happened.”
The actress never wanted cameras in the courtroom in the first place, but Depp’s team won the fight to have the entirety of the trial testimony live-streamed, meaning neither team could cherry-pick what information made its way out of the courtroom.
To date, the trial has featured photos of feces, severed digits and melted ice cream — as well as a discussion about Depp’s penis.
Interest in the sensational case has led to the courthouse in Virginia turning into a circus, with scores of Depp fans — some of whom have traveled from as far as Australia — packing the gallery.
Precision Strategies, Shane Communications and reps for Depp declined to comment to The Post on Heard’s PR switch.
The actor was not named in the Washington Post essay at the center of the Virginia trial, but he claims it clearly referenced him and ruined his career, damaged his reputation and cost him tens of millions of dollars.
Depp, who has denied the abuse allegations, told the jury he brought the suit to clear his name.
Heard’s lawyers claim that his denials are not credible because he was often too drunk or high to recall what happened.
Depp lost a similar lawsuit in the UK against the Sun over an article that called him a
The pair met on the set of the 2011 flick “The Rum Diary’’ and wed in 2016 before divorcing the next year.