Amber Heard recently hired a new PR guru whose alleged history is quite intriguing.
Allegedly, David Shane is known to the industry insiders as "Hurricane Shane" and "the walking #MeToo case of the PR world." The spin master also has a history of DUI arrests and a reputation as an alleged sex pest.
Daily Mail's sources alleged that HR departments at Hewlett-Packard and Juniper investigated Shane of Shane Communications. He worked as vice president of communications from 2008 to 2010 and 2010 to 2012, respectively.
In both cases, Shane left companies, as his former co-workers claim there was a history of alleged sexual harassment.
Shane's lawyer told Daily Mail the allegations were "false" and used as a distraction from the defamation case between the ex-spouses.
The UK publication revealed two DUI charges from 2010 and 2012. The irony is that as a PR expert for Heard, his alleged job is to portray Depp as a volatile alcoholic.
That's not even the worst part of this alleged story. Former model Hollie Doker, 32, talked to Daily Mail, describing her experience with Shane after meeting him on a dating app, Raya.
The model said:
"He started getting aggressive, like "come to my bedroom, let's have sex." I'm like "no." I even lied to him and told him I was on my period because I just felt so uncomfortable."
"He said, "I took you on these amazing dates to these really great restaurants," insinuating that I owed it to him."
"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, who works in social media marketing, complained to Raya after the failed dates.
Shane's lawyer, Rebecca Kaufman, denied all allegations, saying he"adamantly denies Hollie Doker's allegation, which dramatically conflicts with Ms. Doker's original account that she posted over three years ago."
The lawyer was talking about a Facebook post from 2018. In a private group, Doker wrote:
"I met this man on the dating app Raya. He took me out on two dates and then tried to take complete advantage of me in his condo in West Hollywood."
"He insinuated I owed him for the dates he brought me on. When I said no to most of the things he asked me to do, he kicked me out."
Shane's former co-worker, who wanted to stay anonymous, alleged that "He thought there needed to be women there to sort of create a festive mood with all the guys in the room. It was kind of to give it a more club feeling."
"They were dressed nicely, but provocatively. There were several Australians and a couple of Brits. They were working the room for sure."
The Juniper worker alleged that "Al Gore's people were like, 'Get them away from me'."
"He was just one of those people who I think didn't understand that consequences or rules applied to him sometimes."
"There were a lot of questionable things that he did that made people uncomfortable."
A spokesperson for Juniper told The Post that it "does not discuss former or current personnel matters publicly."
The source spoke about another alleged incident, which included "inappropriate behavior with young members of the comms function. Comms teams are generally younger women."
Another Juniper source told Daily Mail that the alleged sexual harassment complaints involved him "pushing himself" on young women from work. They stated:
"He would cozy up to, and try to separate from the pack, a very young, vulnerable member of the external PR firm."
"The way he would go about it would be to start complimenting the young hot chick on the account, then say, 'Hey, can you do this special project for me?' Then the sidebar meetings, or phone calls, like, 'Hey, I need something really urgently can I call you?' Then it would devolve into behavior where he would push himself on the young people."
The second source continued:
"These were young women who are starting out fresh in their career, not knowing how to handle it."
"It was typical, textbook grooming, harassment, and taking advantage of younger people who might not know better or are afraid to speak out."
Shane left Juniper around September 2012, and at the time, local trade magazine SiliconAngle allegedly wrote a story Scandal at Juniper Leads to Exit of VP David Shane. The story is no longer available.
Shane's lawyer, Rebecca Kaufman, told Daily Mail the claims were false.
"It's easy to get distracted by anonymous, false accusations, but the focus should be on the merits of the defamation case pending in Fairfax County, Virginia, and the relevant facts presented at trial."