Elon Musk kept his friends close and Amber Heard closer, according to yet another new legal declaration.
In docs seen by DailyMail.com, a former friend of the Heard family claims the billionaire tech mogul gifted the Aquaman actress a Tesla that she later found out was “bugged.”
The claim was made by non-profit founder Jennifer Howell, who said she became good friends with Heard’s younger sister Whitney Henriquez while she was her boss from 2014 to 2016. During that time, Howell said she also got to know the sisters’ late mother Paige, who apparently revealed scandalous secrets to her about Heard’s relationship with Musk after her split from Johnny Depp — who is, as you likely know, now suing the actress for defamation.
In a sworn July 26 statement provided to Depp’s lawyers, Howell stated:
“Paige shared with me while I was visiting Whitney that Elon Musk had gifted a Tesla or multiple Teslas (not sure if it was one or more), but Amber found out that they were ‘bugged.’”
She went on to claim that Paige described Musk as “controlling.” On the other hand she apparently described Depp as either an “angel” or a “saint” compared to the NeuraLink mogul. Apparently, Paige told Howell that she wished Amber would reunite with the Pirates of the Caribbean star!
Unsurprisingly, Amber and Whitney aren’t too pleased about the claims that are being made about their mother, who died in May at age 63. For her part, Whitney said her former boss’ recollections are “bizarre” and “complete fiction,” saying in a statement:
“Jennifer Howell’s statements do not bear any relationship to the truth and I have no idea why she is saying this.”
Musk’s reps declined to comment, but sources close to the 49-year-old described Howell’s claims as “pure fantasy land” and argued that Heard had “only ever said glowing things” about him.
But that’s not what Howell claims. The non-profit founder said she was visiting Amber’s sister in early 2019, several months after the birth of Whitney’s son Hunter, when Momma Heard spilled all the tea about her famous daughter’s dramatic love life. She wrote:
“Paige also told me the reason Johnny and Amber broke up was because Amber was violent and emotional and loved Johnny so much that she could not control it. I was indeed taken aback because this conversation occurred after the divorce and when Hunter was only a few months old, and I was at Whitney’s house… Whitney told me that Amber and Johnny were still in touch and that they were each other’s true loves or something to that exact sentiment. Whitney was still going through the emotions of having had a baby and all of those ups and downs, and I could not believe that Amber and Johnny’s relationship was being discussed while Whitney was the one who needed to be the focal point and needed our support.”
We should note that Howell had her own experience with Amber when the actress became the star volunteer and fundraiser for her community arts non-profit, The Art of Elysium, and helped to stage art exhibitions in children’s hospitals, hospices, special needs schools, and elder care facilities. The charity gave Amber an award, and Howell even wrote the star a character reference when she got into all that drama with Australian authorities over traveling with her two Yorkshire Terriers.
But the two had a bit of a falling out after Heard vowed to give her $7 million divorce settlement to charity, only to snub The Art of Elysium and instead divide the money between the ACLU and the LA Children’s Hospital. She wrote:
“I asked Amber’s publicist why, when she and Amber had been so eager to use our name in the press during the divorce, and when the funds would mean so much to a small organization like ours, would Amber direct all the money to these other two huge charities that she had not been associated with? Amber’s publicist told me that they were more prominent charities with a more significant press reach and got international press… Then, months later, a $250,000 donation came into our organization from an anonymous donor ‘on behalf of Amber Heard.’ The funds did not come from Amber. I believed this donation came from Elon.”
Well, well, well…
Howell’s statement is one of the dozens of depositions made in Depp’s ongoing defamation suit against Heard in Virginia. Sounds like this is just the tip of another legal iceberg.
What do U think about these claims, Perezcious readers?
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