After complaining her story was being mistold, the New York Post reported that Amber Heard let go of her PR team last week which has also worked for former President Barack Obama. Heard is currently undergoing a defamation trial as she was sued by her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Stephanie Cutter, Teddy Goff, and Jen O’Malley Dillon founded the public relations firm, “Precision Strategies”, that Heard had hired. The PR firm has also worked for Obama during his reelection campaign.
Cutter was the deputy campaign manager for Obama in 2012. He has also served as chief program executive of Democratic National Convention in 2020 for Joe Biden. Moreover, Cutter was also the 2021 presidential inauguration’s executive producer.
In 2020, Dillon left the PR firm to work for Biden’s campaign. He is currently working as the White House deputy chief of staff. Goff used to work as a digital director for Obama’s reelection campaign and later went to found the PR firm that Amber Heard recently fired.
Heard has been losing her place in the media as fans are showing unwavering support for Johnny Depp. Although many headlines and hateful comments are being directed towards Amber, her PR team was not doing a good job with damage control.
Heard claimed that she had to let go of the PR team because she found the firm incapable of handling bad press and rumors against the actress. This is just one of the most recent consequences of the failures of the Obama presidency.
This along with other examples, show that strategists during the Obama Administration weren’t as credible as everyone believed them to be. Anita Dunn, who used to work for Obama and is a current advisor to Biden, provided services to Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood legend accused of being a rapist. Similarly, Lis Smith, who worked as communications director in 2020, and was an advisor to the ex-governor Andrew Cuomo when he was being charged with sexual assault.
The defamation suit that Depp and Heard are currently involved in concerns an op-ed that was published in the Washington Post. Heard claimed in this op-ed that she has been subjected to domesticated violence at the hands of her former husband. It has recently come to light that ACLU’s communications strategists were responsible for drafting the op-ed piece on her behalf.