Barack Obama was dragged to Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's ongoing trial after she fired her PR team. It was learned that Heard's former PR team was run by three veterans who backed Obama's reelection campaign.
Barack Obama Failure? Amber Heard's PR Team Run By Former WH Aides
Amber Heard just fired her PR team due to "bad headlines." The actress allegedly felt that her story was "not being told effectively" amid the ongoing defamation trial against Johnny Depp.
Heard's former PR team, Precision Strategies, was founded by three veterans who used to work for former president Barack Obama during his re-election campaign — Stephanie Cutter, Jen O'Malley Dillon, and Teddy Goff, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Cutler was the deputy campaign manager of Obama's 2012 campaign. She also worked with President Joe Biden as chief program executive of the 2020 Democratic National Convention and as executive producer of the 2021 presidential inauguration. Goff was the digital director of Obama's reelection campaign. Dillon left the firm to manage Biden's campaign in 2020 and currently serves as White House deputy chief of staff.
The outlet noted that Heard's move to fire the PR team was "merely the most recent consequence of Obama's failed presidency. It is also the most recent example of Democratic strategists advising dubious characters."
Anita Dunn, who also worked for Obama, provided "damage control" for convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein, while Lis Smith, who served as communication director for Pete Buttigieg in 2020, advised disgraced former governor Andrew Cuomo.
Barack Obama is not directly related to the PR firm, but the people involved used to work for him.
Why Did Amber Heard Fire PR Team Link To Barack Obama's Former Advisors Amid Johnny Depp Trial?
According to The Telegraph, Amber Heard was irritated by the media coverage of her televised trial against Johnny Depp, with many supporting the Pirates of the Caribbean star on social media.
"Amber Heard fired her PR firm and hired a new one because she’s frustrated with the negative coverage and 'bad headlines' she’s receiving during the trial. Suggestion for Heard: You want better headlines? Don’t poop in someone’s bed," a retired senior executive at NBCUniversal, Mike Sington, tweeted.
After ditching Precision Strategies, Heard hired Shane Communications, a corporate communications consulting firm that previously worked against Depp, Entertainment Weekly reported. The same firm represented the actor's former business managers, The Management Group, when the Fantastic Beasts actor sued them for fraud and breach of contract in 2017.
In July 2018, Depp and the Management Group reached a settlement. However, the terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
"Johnny Depp is pleased to have achieved a settlement agreement with The Management Group following the legal action he took against the company in January 2017," a Depp spokesperson said in a statement obtained by Variety. "The lawsuit taken out against The Management Group – and the subsequent settlement – is a further demonstration that Johnny is determined to take firm action to protect his personal and artistic reputation in the interests of his family and his career."
Stay tuned for more news and updates about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's legal battle.