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Amber Heard‘s new head of PR has a checkered previous and left two jobs after sexual harassment claims have been leveled towards him, based on a brand new report.
Angered over a slew of adverse headlines, Heard abruptly fired her PR workforce mid-trial and changed them with David Shane, 49, of Shane Communications to push a story of ex-husband Johnny Depp as an alleged drug-addled wife-beater.
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However Shane, it seems, has been dogged by impropriety allegations, based on an exclusive report from the DailyMail.
His alleged misconduct is such frequent information that he is been nicknamed “Hurricane Shane” and “the walking #MeToo case of the PR world,” trade insiders instructed the newspaper.
HR departments at each Hewlett-Packard and Juniper investigated him for sexual harassment, based on a former colleague.
He served as vp of communications at Hewlett-Packard from 2008 to 2010 and had the identical position at Juniper from 2010 to 2012, the report says.
It is unclear if he left the prior firms because of the allegations. He has denied all wrongdoing by way of his legal professionals and stated the allegations are a distraction from the trial.
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Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote within the Washington Submit calling herself a sufferer of home abuse. Heard is countersuing for $100 million, accusing Depp of conspiring along with his legal professional to defame her by branding her allegations a “hoax.”
As the 2 sides duke it out in Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom in Virginia, their respective PR groups have been in excessive gear attempting to regulate the narrative.
However now Shane has to spin his personal. A former mannequin, Hollie Doker, 32, instructed the newspaper that in late 2018 Shane took her out on two dates after the pair met on the relationship app Raya.
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After the second date, they went again to his West Hollywood condominium and he allegedly tried to power her to present him oral intercourse, Doker stated.
“At that point he started getting super aggressive and he pushed my head down, towards that [his crotch]. I told him no and I got up. He got angry and was like, ‘I’ll call you a f***ing Uber.’”
Doker stated she filed a criticism with Raya and the corporate deleted Shane’s account. Raya declined to remark to the DailyMail.
“David Shane adamantly denies Hollie Doker’s allegation, which dramatically conflicts with Ms. Doker’s original account that she posted over three years ago,” Shane’s legal professional Rebecca Kaufman instructed Each day Submit Digital.
“David Shane adamantly denies Hollie Doker’s allegation, which dramatically conflicts with Ms. Doker’s original account that she posted over three years ago.”
Two former colleagues on the Silicon Valley tech agency Juniper stated he left the corporate after quite a few complaints – together with paying “provocatively” dressed ladies to attend a 2011 convention to enhance the gender steadiness, based on the outlet.
Shane was additionally charged with a DUI in 2010 and a second in 2012, based on the newspaper.