‘Upset’ Amber Heard ‘fires PR team following bad headlines in Johnny Depp trial’

Amber Heard has reportedly fired her PR team due to "bad headlines" covering her court battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

In recent weeks, Hollywood actor Johnny, 58, has been taking to the stand in a Virginia courtroom to testify in his civil defamation case against his former wife, whom he acrimoniously split from in 2016 after only a year of marriage.

Amber is set to take to the stand later this week – however, the 36 year old is said to have been left "frustrated" that her narrative is not being told "effectively".

According to the New York Post, the Aquaman actress has dropped Precision Strategies and has hired Los Angeles based consulting firm Shane Communications ahead of her testimony.

A source told the publication: "She doesn't like bad headlines".

A crisis communications expert, Lis Smith, added to the publication: "It's crazy to change teams in the middle of a trial like this because you don't like the headlines."

OK! has contacted Precision Strategies, Shane Communications and Amber's representatives for comment.

Following their split, Amber claimed the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star had been violent towards her, filing for divorce and a temporary restraining order.

The feuding exes engaged in a war of words via the press, and when their divorce was officially finalised in 2017, Amber received a $7m settlement, which she pledged to split between a children's hospital she was a patron of and a domestic violence charity.

Actress Amber later wrote a Washington Post op-ed about experiencing domestic violence, and while she didn't name the alleged perpetrator, Johnny launched a $50m libel lawsuit against her, claiming the article damaged his career and prevented him from getting roles.

During week two of the libel lawsuit against Amber, Johnny denied ever hitting her and claimed "never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms Heard in any way."

Johnny also claimed that Amber refused him his medication prescribed by his doctor and admitted to slamming some cabinets in footage that had been secretly recorded by Amber.

The actor's texts that he had sent to his friend Paul Bettany about "burning" Amber were read out in court.

A photo of Johnny's severed finger, that he claimed to have sustained during a 2015 fight in Australia with Amber, was also shown in court.

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