Amber HeardLatest Amber Heard News and UpdatesCelebrityAmber Heard Spotted In Israel With Rule-Breaking Journalist Friend Who Was Kicked Out Of Johnny Depp Defamation TrialAmber Heard was seen sporting a black dress, matching sandals and a blue baseball cap while pushing a baby stroller. EXCLUSIVESAmber Heard’s Witness Receives Death Threats, Department Of Homeland Security Investigating The actress dropped the bombshell in never-before-seen court filings as part of her court battle with Johnny Depp. Exclusive DetailsJohnny Depp Accuses Amber Heard Of Working As An Escort Before Dating Him: Bombshell Court DocumentsThe 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star was shut down in his attempt to introduce certain evidence into the trial. NEWSRead The Disturbing Text Messages Between Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson Exposed In Newly Unsealed Court DocumentsAmong thousands of pages of newly unsealed documents connected to Depp and Heard's trial are messages between Depp and Manson discussing their girlfriends.Exclusive DetailsAmber Heard Accuses Johnny Depp Of Having Erectile Dysfunction: Unsealed Court DocumentsThe actor's private text messages with shock rocker Marilyn Manson were exposed in the document drop. OMG!Ready To Risk It All! Amber Heard Officially Files To Appeal $15 Million Johnny Depp Defamation VerdictAmber Heard has officially filed to appeal the verdict in her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp, Radar can confirm.EXCLUSIVESJohnny Depp Not Dating Red-Haired Mystery Woman He Was Spotted With In Italy: SourcesThe 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star was spotted with an unidentified woman while filming his new project overseas. Exclusive DetailsJudge Shuts Down Amber Heard's Demand For Investigation Into Juror No. 15The Virginia judge who presiding over the bitter court battle was not swayed by Heard's plea. NEWSMickey Rourke Labels Pal Johnny Depp's Ex-Wife 'A GOLD-DIGGER' As He Rejoices In Actor's Trial VictoryMickey Rourke called Johnny Depp's ex-wife Amber Heard a 'gold-digger' while reacting to the actor's defamation trial victory in a new Piers Morgan interview.EXCLUSIVES'Pure Speculation!' Johnny Depp Fires Back At Amber Heard's 'Baseless' Claims About His Reputation In Effort For New TrialIn the documents obtained by Radar, Depp's lawyers argue Heard "slings an exceptional amount of mud at the wall in the hope that something might stick." EXCLUSIVES‘Desperate’: Johnny Depp Demands Court Shut Down Amber Heard’s Plea For Investigation Into Jury #15 The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star is scoffing at his ex-wife's claims of an unfair trial. CelebrityAmber Heard's Insurance Company REFUSES To Pay Part Of $8.35 Million She Owes To Johnny DeppAmber Heard is seeking to use the company's $1 million liability policy to pay a portion of the millions she owes.EXCLUSIVESGive Me Another Shot! Amber Heard Demands New Trial After Discovering New Evidence On Juror No. 15 The actress is demanding the court investigate the man she believes was improperly sitting on the juror. Exclusive DetailsCha-Ching! Amber Heard's Tell-All Book Causing 'Bidding War' With Negotiations Climbing Toward $15 MillionRadar has learned that Amber Heard's rumored tell-all is causing a frenzy in the publishing world with companies willing to pay upwards of $15 million for a deal.Exclusive DetailsAmber Heard Dog Saga: FBI 'Assisting' Australian Government In Perjury Probe After Actress Smuggled Boo & Pistol Down UnderThe FBI has stepped in to assist the Australian Government in their never-ending perjury probe against Amber Heard after she smuggled her two dogs into the country.EXCLUSIVESJohnny Depp’s NFTs Sell For $800k, Actor Donates Money To Charity Ex-Wife Amber Heard Broke Promise To PayThe Pirates of the Caribbean star Exclusive DetailsBack To Court! Amber Heard Demands Court Investigate Juror After Discovering Alleged Bombshell Evidence Following $15 Million VerdictThe actress is working overtime to convince the court to overturn the $15 million verdict the jury awarded her ex Johnny Depp. NEWS‘Unsupported By Evidence’: Amber Heard Asks Judge To Toss Johnny Depp VerdictOn Friday, July 1, Amber Heard's attorneys requested the jury's verdict be 'set aside'. NEWSJohnny Depp Ordered To Shell Out $38K To The ACLU Despite Winning Defamation CaseAccording to the ACLU, when Depp's attorneys subpoenaed them, they turned over 1900 pieces of documentation.NEWS$15k Richer! Lawyer Who Sold Notebook From Johnny Depp Trial Plans On Donating Money To Children's Hospital After Amber Heard Fails To Pay PledgeA lawyer from Louisville, Kentucky, sold his notebook from the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp trial for a small fortune. OMG!Amber Heard Still Under Investigation For Perjury In Australia Weeks After Losing Defamation Case To Ex-Johnny DeppLess than one month after losing the defamation case to ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard is now under investigation in Australia for perjury.EXCLUSIVES‘If Johnny Ever Tried To Fight Him, He’d Put Him On His Back’: Stunning New Testimony Blows Open Johnny Depp’s City Of Lies Assault AllegationsStunning New Testimony Blows Open Johnny Depp’s City Of Lies Assault AllegationsEXCLUSIVESAmber Heard Supporters Close To Reaching $2,000 GoFundMe Goal Following Actress' $8.35 Million Defamation LossAmber Heard's fans have banned together to deliver a generous donation in her honor, and Radar has learned they are close to their goal.NEWSLily-Rose Depp Gets Back To Business Hours Before Dad's Ex Amber Heard's Nearly $8.4 Million Judgment Is FINALIZEDLily-Rose Depp got back to work hours before her dad Johnny's ex Amber Heard's $8.4 million judgment was finalized.Exclusive DetailsIT'S FINAL! Amber Heard Officially Ordered To Pay Johnny Depp $8.35 Million, Appeal Will Cost Her Even MoreAmber Heard is on the hook to pay Johnny Depp $8.35 million, and if she decides to appeal the decision, she'll be forced to shell out even more dough. NEWSSalmon For 1! Amber Heard Caught Buying Groceries At Ritzy Market After Losing Multimillion-Dollar Defamation Case To Johnny DeppAmber Heard was seen shopping for groceries at an upscale market after losing to Johnny Depp, and you won't believe what made her list!NEWSSensational Evidence Suggests Amber Heard STAGED Photos ‘Shopping’ At TJ Maxx— Could She Have Sold Them Herself?New evidence suggests Amber Heard leaked photos of herself shopping at bargain store TJ Maxx to gain sympathy after being ordered to pay Johnny Depp $8 million.NEWSAmber Heard Seen Shopping At Bargain Department Store After Judge Ruled She Owes Johnny Depp $8.35 Million Amber Heard and Whitney Henriquez were spotted with a cart filled with clothing at TJ Maxx. NEWSSavannah Guthrie Savaged For ‘Unethical’ Interview With Amber Heard After It's Revealed Her Husband Had Ties To Johnny DeppGuthrie confessed that her husband, Michael Feldman, previously worked with members of Johnny Depp's legal team.EXCLUSIVESJohnny Depp Scoffs At Amber Heard's 'Dateline' Interview 'Evidence,' Questions Her Changing StoryJohnny Depp's spokesperson slammed Amber Heard's explosive new 'Dateline' interview and questioned her changing story.TRUE CRIMEBombshell Evidence! Amber Heard Pulls Out Her Therapist's Notes In Attempt To Prove She Did Report Alleged Abuse By Johnny Depp The actress said while her ex-husband trashed her in court she still has love for him. EXCLUSIVESACLU Fires Back At Johnny Depp’s Refusal To Cough Up $86k In Battle Over Amber Heard Records The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star sued the non-profit demanding they turn over records related to his ex-wife Amber Heard. TRUE CRIME‘Ice Cold’: Johnny Depp Juror Reveals He Couldn’t Stand Amber Heard’s Staring, ‘Crocodile Tears’ The man who kept his identify hidden said the juror was not influenced by social media despite the actress' claim during her first sit-down. GOSSIPAmber Heard Denies Calling TMZ To Catch Bruised Face, Admits She Still Loves Johnny Depp After $15 Million Court LossThe actress sat down with Savannah Guthrie for her first interview following her $15 million court loss.NEWS'That's How Bad Your Testimonial Was!' Megyn Kelly Blasts Amber Heard After Johnny Depp Trial LossMegyn Kelly sounded off about Amber Heard's sit-down interview with Savannah Guthrie and defamation trial loss to ex-husband Johnny Depp.EXCLUSIVES'Insensitive & Insane!' Amber Heard's Rep SLAMS 'Inaccurate' Rumor That She Was Cut From 'Aquaman 2' The actress is denying her scenes will be reshot with a new actress before the film's 2023 release. GOSSIPNot Hiding! Amber Heard Spotted Having Low-Key Dinner In The Hamptons Before Shooting Down 'Aquaman 2' Recasting RumorAmber Heard isn't in hiding! The actress was seen having a low-key dinner with her family in The Hamptons before her spokesperson slammed a report she'd be cut from 'Aquaman 2.'OMG!She's OUT! Amber Heard Reportedly Cut From 'Aquaman 2' In Wake Of Johnny Depp VerdictShe's out! Amber Heard has reportedly been cut from 'Aquaman 2' in the wake of verdict in her defamation battle against Johnny Depp.NEWSBombshell Interview! Amber Heard Stands By Testimony, Accuses Johnny Depp Of Lying On Stand About Domestic AbuseDuring part of Amber Heard's interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie Tuesday morning, the actress repeated her claims that ex-husband Johnny Depp abused her.GOSSIP'Amber Heard Is A Liar' Trends As Johnny Depp Fans Rip Actress' First Sit-Down Interview"You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair," the Aquaman actress told Savannah Guthrie in her first sit-down. NEWS'All This Hate & Vitriol': Amber Heard Speaks Out In First Interview Since Losing Defamation Case To Johnny DeppAmber Heard has spoken out for the first time since losing the defamation case against Johnny Depp, telling NBC's Savannah Guthrie her treatment wasn't fair.NEWS'Broke' Amber Heard Can't Pay Ex-Husband Johnny Depp, But She's Still Flying Private After Defamation TrialAmber Heard was spotted flying private in new photos after her attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, said the actress can't afford to pay ex-husband Johnny Depp.GOSSIPJohnny Depp Drops New Music Video On His 59th Birthday, Sings 'So Hard To Talk When No One Will Hear'The actor is still on his victory tour after scoring a $15 million verdict against his ex-wife Amber Heard. GOSSIPJohnny Depp's Lawyer Alludes To Actor Not Wanting To Collect $15 Million From Ex-Wife Amber HeardThe 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star's lawyer Benjamin Chew said "this was never about money for Mr. Depp." EXCLUSIVESAmber Heard's Rep Slams Johnny Depp Over First TikTok After $15 Million Defamation WinRadar obtained Amber Heard's statement, in which her rep is fighting back against Johnny Depp after he won their defamation battle and joined TikTok.TRUE CRIMEJohnny Depp’s Lawyer Camille Vasquez Gets Huge Promotion After $15 Million Verdict In Amber Heard Battle The powerhouse attorney was being courted by big Hollywood firms after her star-making turn in court. NEWSSleepy Jurors! Court Reporter In Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard Reveals Jury Members 'Dozed Off' During $100 Million TrialThe court stenographer revealed "a few" jury members fell asleep during Depp's 6-week defamation trial against Amber Heard.GOSSIPRevealed! 'Broke' Amber Heard Stayed In $22k Per Month Virginia Mansion During Trial, Now She Can't Pay Johnny DeppHeard shelled out $22,000 per month for a mansion with a tennis court, a theater, and more while battling her ex, Johnny Depp.NEWS'Forever By Your Side': Amber Heard's Sister Speaks Out & Defends Actress After Johnny Depp Trial VerdictAmber Heard's sister spoke out days after the actress lost her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp — see her statement.OMG!Amber Heard's Ex-Pal Jennifer Howell Praises Johnny Depp's Win After Disputing Actress & Sister Whitney's Staircase FightThe woman who disputed Amber's sister Whitney's version of events about the staircase fight is singing Johnny's praises after the actor won their $100 million defamation battle.NEWSAmber Heard Is 'Broke' Due To Legal Fees & Lavish Lifestyle As She Owes Johnny Depp Nearly $10.4 MillionAmber Heard's lawyer said on Thursday that the actress can't pay the $10.4 million she owes Johnny Depp because she is "broke" from legal fees, lifestyle.TRUE CRIMEAlleged Johnny Depp Juror Breaks Silence On TikTok, Calls Amber Heard A 'Crazy Woman'The man has yet to identify himself but claims he felt Heard was not telling the truth on the stand. NEWS'Cowardice!' Amber Heard's BFF Eve Barlow Slams The Washington Post For Making Editor's Note In Op-Ed After VerdictAfter Johnny Depp won $15 million in the defamation battle over Amber Heard's op-ed, The Washington Post made an editor's note and Eve Barlow isn't happy.NEWS'TOXIC Relationship!' Film Worker Suing Johnny Depp For Allegedly Punching Him Sounds Off After Actor's Trial VictoryA film worker suing Johnny Depp said he is 'looking forward' to his day in court with the actor after Depp defeated ex Amber Heard in his defamation trial.Exclusive DetailsJohnny Depp Visits Wildlife Rescue Organization, Cuddles Orphaned Badger Cub Before Amber Heard VerdictThe 58-year-old actor made a pitstop at a wildlife rescue in London before the $15 million verdict in his battle against Amber Heard.NEWSWhat The Jury Never Saw: Amber Heard MEDICAL RECORDS Prove She Claimed Johnny Depp Had Abused Her To TherapistAmber Heard's medical records referenced in the U.K. libel trial prove she claimed Johnny Depp had abused her to a therapist.OMG!Secret Evidence The Jury Never Saw: Eyewitness To Johnny Depp CONFESSED In Text Messages ‘He Kicked' Amber HeardThe text message the Fairfax, County, Virginia, jury never saw reveals an eyewitness sent a text to Amber Heard admitting Johnny Depp "kicked her."EXCLUSIVESJohnny Depp Refusing To Pay ACLU $86k Over Amber Heard SubpoenasThe actor was awarded $15 million as part of his lawsuit against his ex-wife over claims she lied about him abusing her. GOSSIPDouble Dipper! Jason Momoa Fails To Pick A Side, Shows Both Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Support After VerdictThe 'Aquaman' actor proved to be a double-dipper, failing to choose between his costar Amber Heard and her ex-husband, who she accused of domestic violence.GOSSIPJohnny Depp's Lawyer Adam Waldman Speaks Out After Amber Heard's Measly $2 Million Win Over 'Hoax' CommentThe 'Pirates' actor's lawyer Adam Waldman is addressing Amber Heard's measly $2 million victory after he called her abuse allegations a "hoax."NEWSTrolling After Trial! Ex-TMZ Employee & Johnny Depp Witness Rips Amber Heard Attorney's InterviewFormer TMZ employee Morgan Tremaine, who served as a witness for Johnny Depp, trolled Amber Heard's attorney after the actress' stunning trial loss.NEWS'She Has Some Excellent Grounds For It': Amber Heard Plans To Appeal Jury Decision In Favor Of Johnny DeppAmber Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft revealed Thursday morning on NBC's "Today" that Heard wants to appeal the jury's decision finding she defamed Johnny Depp.OMG!Amy Schumer Slammed For Defending Amber Heard Following $15 Million Johnny Depp VerdictThe comedian got trashed on social media after she seemingly defended Amber Heard for speaking out against Johnny Depp.NEWSIn Good Spirits: Johnny Depp Celebrates Early, Seen At Newcastle Pub Hours Before Defamation VerdictJohnny Depp was seen at a pub in Newcastle hours before a verdict was reached in his $100 million court war against ex-wife Amber Heard.NEWSJohnny Depp Gets Justice: Amber Heard Rushes Out Of Courtroom After Jury Awards Actor $15 Million In Defamation WarAmber Heard rushed out of the courtroom after a verdict was reached in her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp.GOSSIPPetition To Remove Amber Heard From 'Aquaman 2' Hits All-Time Record Hours Before Jury Announces Defamation VerdictA petition calling for Amber Heard's removal from "Aquaman 2" hit nearly 5 million signatures hours before the jury in her defamation case announced a verdict.EXCLUSIVESAmber Heard Can't Use Bankruptcy To Wipe $15 Million Debt To Johnny Depp A seven-person jury found that Heard defamed her ex-husband in a 2019 Washington Post op-ed. NEWSAmber Heard Breaks Silence On Verdict After Jury Finds In Favor Of Johnny Depp: 'The Disappointment I Feel Today Is Beyond Words'The actress released a statement immediately after the jury awarded $15 million to her ex-husband. Read what Amber had to say!OMG!Jury Awards Johnny Depp $15 Million In Defamation Battle Against Amber HeardAfter a six-week battle, the jury found in favor of Johnny Depp. EXCLUSIVESAmber Heard Fires Back At Johnny Depp's Verdict Absence: 'Your Presence Shows Where Your Priorities Are'Radar is told Amber is on her way to the courthouse as the judge is getting ready to read the verdict in her $100 battle against Johnny.EXCLUSIVESJohnny Depp Won't Be In Court For Verdict, Watching Live From UK A source tells Radar the actor had "previously scheduled work commitments" made before the trial started. EXCLUSIVESJohnny Depp Accuses Amber Heard’s Lawyer Of Making ‘Improper’ Statement To Jury The actor sued his ex-wife for $50 million accusing her of fabricating abuse allegations which led to him being blackballed in Hollywood. GOSSIPJohnny Depp Parties With Ex-Girlfriend Kate Moss In London Days After Model Shut Down Amber Heard's Staircase RumorThe two were reunited backstage after the actor performed with his pal Jeff Beck. NEWS'Leave Her Alone!' Amber Heard's BFF Eve Barlow Angry Over 'Escape Home' Reports As Trial Nears ConclusionAmber Heard's friend Eve Barlow addressed reports the actress has an 'escape home' as Heard's defamation trial against Johnny Depp nears its end.NEWSWaiting Game: Johnny Depp's Daughter Lily-Rose Arrives In L.A. As Jury Resumes Deliberations In Trial Against Ex Amber HeardJohnny Depp's daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, was spotted arriving in L.A. as the jury in his defamation trial resumed deliberations on Tuesday.Exclusive DetailsJohnny Depp’s Team Put Up Trial Witnesses In Same 5-Star Hotel Actor Stayed In The actor and his powerhouse legal team hunkered down at the Ritz-Carlton for six weeks. OMG!'Pirates Of The Caribbean'-Themed Truck Cruises Outside Virginia Courthouse As Johnny Depp Awaits Fate In Amber Heard TrialOne of Depp's followers showed support by plastering his face on a 'pirate'-themed truck and cruising outside the courthouse as the jury continues deliberating.Exclusive DetailsRead The Document Given To Amber Heard/Johnny Depp Jurors As Deliberations ResumeThe actor is suing his ex-wife for $50 million while she countersued for $100 million in damages. NEWSJohnny Depp Gets Standing Ovation During Second UK Show Hours Before Deliberations Continue In Amber Heard Defamation TrialDepp's fans showed their support, giving the actor a standing ovation during his performance on Monday hours before the jury continued their deliberation in his battle against Amber Heard.NEWS'She Probably Found 'Em On Craigslist': Joe Rogan SLAMS Amber Heard Over Her 'Terrible' LawyersJoe Rogan didn't hold back when talking about the $100 million Depp-Heard trial on his podcast, because he joked that Heard found her legal team on Craigslist.Exclusive DetailsACLU Demands Johnny Depp Cough Up $86k To Cover Its Legal Bills In Amber Heard Battle The actor sued the organization demanding they turn over financial records he believed would prove his ex didn't donate $7 million as promised. GOSSIPJohnny Depp Takes The Stage In UK For Rock Show During Break From Amber Heard Battle The jury in the actor's $100 million battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard will continue deliberations on Tuesday. CelebrityElon Musk Hopes Amber Heard & Johnny Depp 'Both Move On' After Defamation TrialAmber Heard dated Elon Musk shortly after filing for divorce from estranged ex Johnny Depp.Celebrity'Euphoria' Star Dominic Fike Slammed By Fans After Telling Crowd He 'Fantasizes' About Amber Heard 'Beating' Him Up"Euphoria" star Dominic Fike went viral this week after he told a crowd mid-concert that he fantasizes about embattled Amber Heard beating him up.TRUE CRIMEAmber Heard’s Lawyer Calls Out Johnny Depp For Laughing As Violent Kitchen Video Plays In CourtThe Pirates of the Caribbean star didn't seem fazed by the shoutout from his ex-wife's attorney Benjamin Rottenborn. NEWS'Beyond My Comprehension': Amber Heard's Friend Eve Barlow Shows Disturbing DM Threatening Actress As Defamation Trial Nears EndAmber Heard's friend and unwavering supporter, Eve Barlow, showed the 'incessant threats' and hateful messages she receives about the actress amid her defamation trial.TRUE CRIMEJohnny Depp Lawyer Pleads With Jury To Give Actor His Life Back, Accuses Amber Heard Of Being The True AbuserThe actor's powerhouse attorney Camille Vasquez accused the actress of tipping off the paparazzi when she filed for a restraining order. TRUE CRIMEJudge Orders Jurors' Names To Be Sealed In Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard $100M Defamation TrialThe bombshell decision was revealed ahead of closing arguments. NEWSAmber Heard Breaks Down On Witness Stand, Says Death Threats Are Non-Stop Since $100 Million Johnny Depp Trial Amber Heard broke down in tears on the witness stand while talking about the death threats she receives ever since going to trial with ex Johnny Depp.TRUE CRIMEEx-TMZ Employee Tell All How Website Got Johnny Depp Kitchen Video, Ignites Questions Around Missing Seconds Of FootageMorgan Tremaine took the stand on Wednesday after a judge ruled he could testify despite TMZ's emergency objection. TRUE CRIMEJohnny Depp Back On The Stand, Denies Swallowing 8 MDMA Pills Before Alleged Australia Fight With Amber HeardThe actor also said he did help his ex get her role in 'Aquaman' despite her claims otherwise. Exclusive DetailsAmber Heard’s BFF Reveals Threatening Messages Sent By 'Depp Fans'Eve Barlow released a series of direct messages she said were sent due to her public support for Heard. GOSSIPKate Moss To Jury: Johnny Depp Never Hit, Kicked Or Pushed MeAmber Heard said she was told Johnny had pushed Kate down stairs during their relationship. EXCLUSIVESTMZ Rushes To Court To Block Ex-Employee From Testifying For Johnny Depp In $100 Million WarAn ex-employee of the entertainment news outlet is set to be called by Depp's team on Wednesday. NEWS'Absurd & Horrific': Amber Heard's Friend Eve Barlow Slams 'Despicable' Graffiti Painting Out Actress As A LiarAmber Heard's close friend Eve Barlow was disturbed by a mural depicting the actress as a liar amid Heard's $100 million court battle against Johnny Depp.NEWSMeek Mill SLAMS Amber Heard Over Testimony: 'Secret Recording Someone You Love Can Never Sit Well With Me'Rapper Meek Mill is weighing in on the defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, saying that Heard secretly recording Depp doesn't sit well with him.NEWSKate Moss Will Rebuke Amber Heard, Detail How Ex-Lover Johnny Depp 'Tended To Her' After Alleged Stairs IncidentKate Moss will testify about how ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp 'tended to her' during that alleged stairs incident Amber Heard referred to.NEWSCamille Vasquez In Last Minute Bid To Deliver Key Closing Argument In Depp-Heard $100 Million Defamation TrialRadar has exclusively learned that Camille Vasquez, one of Johnny Depp's powerhouse lawyers, might deliver the key closing argument in his defamation trial.NEWSMoney Woes! Amber Heard Lost Out On Nearly $50 Million In Projects, Expert Testifies In Johnny Depp TrialAmber Heard allegedly lost up to $50 million in roles and endorsements, according to the bombshell testimony of an entertainment industry consultant.NEWS‘Hollywood Is Pin-Drop Silent’: Stars Reluctant To ‘Voice Their Support’ Of Amber Heard For Fear Of ‘Inciting The Depp Armies’Actresses are reportedly reaching out to Amber Heard privately to voice their support of the star, but not publicly over fears of the backlash they'd receive.