Article by Nicholas Hautman
Speaking with the Daily Beast, the “Beautiful People” singer, 47, opened up about his close relationship with Depp, 53, and the actor’s children with ex Vanessa Paradis, Lily-Rose, 17, and Jack, 14.
“Lily-Rose is my goddaughter and I was there when Jack was born, so we go back,” Manson told the news outlet. “Johnny is one of the nicest people that I know — to the extent where it’s almost heartbreaking how kind he is to his friends, and everyone around him. I know that he was completely crucified — unjustly.”
“I would stand by him on anything,” the rocker said. “As my friend, I know that he’s handling it the best he can and he’s a great dad too. It fills me with joy to see his kids grow up and be so smart, and so hilarious. We played a show together not too long ago.”
Referring to Heard’s claims that Depp physically and verbally abused her, Manson continued, “It’s hard to say when you talk about your friends. Of course I think that all of it was bulls‑‑t, and I think that he is a great person. I wouldn’t agree with any of it if someone were to put me on the stand and ask me what I know, or what I’ve witnessed.”