The rotating doctor representing Amber Heard in his legal battle with Johnny Depp is facing a PR nightmare of his own – after it emerged, he has a history of DUI arrests and is accused of being a sex vermin. famous.
David Sean also recently made inappropriate comments to a Washington Post reporter, calling her “beautiful” and later asked her to meet him at his hotel before a planned interview.
heard, 36, Recently hired a PR guru and his company Shane Communications to handle her court showdown with ex-husband Depp, who she accused of being an alcoholic sex abuser.
However, Shane also had a troubled past, including two DUI arrests in California that resulted in him serving a two-day prison sentence in the county jail and being forced to participate in a program for people with alcohol problems, records show.
He has also since been accused of being a serial sex vermin in a series of online posts, with one woman detailing how she got him kicked out of the scoop. dating app raya after complaining about him.
Former model Holly Dock, 32, tell the daily mail She was the author of a now-popular Facebook post in 2018 accusing Shane of trying to “make the most of me in his West Hollywood apartment” after a second Eid al-Fitr visit to upscale sushi restaurant Nobu “.
“He started getting really aggressive, like, ‘Come to my bedroom, let’s have sex,'” she recalls, “even lying to him and telling him I was menstruating because I wasn’t feeling well.”
“He said ‘I took you to these wonderful restaurants for these wonderful dates’, implying that I owed him.
“That’s when he started to get super aggressive and he pushed my head down in that direction [his crotch]. I told him no, I stood up,” she told the outlet.
“He was pissed, like ‘I’m going to call your Uber,'” said Doc, who could not be immediately reached by the Post on Monday.
Industry insiders told the Daily Mail that Shane has such a bad reputation among women that he has been dubbed “the #MeToo case for PR”.
Most recently, he tried to get a female Post reporter to contact him at his hotel, promising an empty promise to meet with Heard for her testimony that he was allegedly sexually abused by Depp.
When he first met a reporter in a Virginia courtroom two weeks ago, Shane gently stroked her shoulder twice and told her, “You look beautiful.”
He then offered reporters an exclusive seat with Heard – but told her to meet him at his hotel first, as confirmed by screenshots of their message.
The sit-in with Hurd fell through after the reporter, in his early 30s, failed to agree to meet him there.
The “Aquaman” actress ditched her former PR agency and hired Shane for a blockbuster trial for several weeks after getting frustrated with the news coverage she received, The Post reported at the time.
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Shane Communications was founded in 2021, according to its LinkedIn page. Its “About Us” section went offline on Monday, as did most of Shane’s own online business.
Before going it alone, Shane lost two senior jobs in 2010 and 2012 — at Hewlett-Packard and at the Silicon Valley tech company Juniper Networks — the same year he was arrested for DUI.
For the first time, he was sentenced to two days in the county jail in 2010 after he withdrew his not guilty plea in San Mateo County because he accepted a conviction without pleading guilty, according to records obtained by The Washington Post.
He was also given three years of probation and an alcohol treatment program, court documents show.
Sources told the Daily Mail that Shane was HP’s vice president of communications and that the company had launched an investigation into his conduct before he left the company.
In 2012, Shane was re-arrested and charged with DUI in Palo Alto.
He lost another job, this time as vice president of communications at Silicon Valley tech company Juniper Networks.
In December 2018, local trade magazine SiliconAngle tweeted: “Juniper scandal leads to VP David Shane quit” – although the story it flagged has since been taken offline, and the Mail said it was taken down for legal letters delete.
A Juniper spokesperson told The Washington Post on Monday that it “does not publicly discuss past or current personnel issues.”
“As a company, we have always taken internal allegations of any kind very seriously and are committed to fostering a culture of safety and inclusion,” the spokesperson said when asked about Shane.
A judge approved a petition to dismiss Shane’s 2010 DUI and held a hearing in 2019 to clear the PR pro’s record in the 2012 case, The Post reported.
Neither Shane nor his attorney responded to The Post’s request for comment before publication, but called the Post’s story “defamatory.”
Shane’s lawyer, Rebecca Kaufman, also told the Daily Mail that the PR guru “strongly denies Hollie Doker’s allegations”.
Kaufman insisted that her email interview “had a huge conflict with Ms. Doc’s original account, which she posted more than three years ago,” without elaborating on how.
“It’s easy to be distracted by anonymous false allegations, but the focus should be on the merits of the pending defamation case in Fairfax County, Virginia, and the relevant facts raised at the trial,” she said, referring to Hurd The ongoing legal battle between Depp and Depp.
Raya also said it would not comment on Doker’s allegations.
But a spokesperson for the dating app noted, “On rare occasions, we have received reports of member predation, harassment, violations or other inappropriate behavior, which we take very seriously and have a zero-tolerance policy.
“If such reports are determined to be reasonably credible, we will take action to remove the offending member from our community,” the statement said.