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amber heardHis new PR chief has a tortuous past, leaving two jobs after allegations of sexual harassment were made, according to a new report.
Hurd, angered by a string of negative headlines, abruptly fired her PR team mid-trial and replaced it with David Sean, 49, of Shane Communications, to advance her ex-husband’s narrative Johnny Depp As an alleged drug-addicted wife-beater.
But it turns out that Shane has been plagued by improper allegations, according to Daily Mail Exclusive Report.
Industry insiders told the paper that his alleged misconduct had become so publicized that he was dubbed “Hurricane Shane” and “the #MeToo case in PR.”
According to a former colleague, both HP and Juniper’s human resources departments have investigated him for sexual harassment.
He was vice president of communications at Hewlett-Packard Company from 2008 to 2010 and the same role at Juniper Networks from 2010 to 2012, the report said.
It is unclear whether he left his previous company because of the allegations. Through his lawyers, he has denied all wrongdoing and said the charges were a distraction from the trial.
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for $50 million over a Washington Post op-ed she said was a victim of domestic abuse. Hurd is countersuing for $100 million, accusing Depp of conspiring with his lawyers to defame her, calling her allegations a “scam.”
Both sides battle in Fairfax County Circuit Court Virginiatheir respective PR teams have struggled to control the narrative.
But now Shane has to spin himself. Former model Hollie Doker, 32, told the paper that Sean took her out on two dates in late 2018 after the two met on the dating app Raya.
After the second date, they went back to his West Hollywood apartment where he allegedly tried to force her to give him oral sex, Doc said.
“That’s when he started to get super aggressive and he pushed my head down in that direction [his crotch]. I told him no and I stood up. He got pissed and said, ‘I’ll call you a fucking Uber. ‘”
Doker said she filed a complaint with Raya, which removed Shane’s account. Raya declined to comment to the Daily Mail.
“David Shane vehemently denies Hollie Doker’s allegations, which are in huge conflict with the original account that Ms. Doker posted more than three years ago,” Shane’s attorney, Rebecca Kaufman, told Fox News Digital.
“David Shane vehemently denies Hollie Doker’s allegations, which are in huge conflict with Ms Doker’s original account published more than three years ago.”
Two former colleagues at Silicon Valley tech firm Juniper Networks said he left the company after receiving numerous complaints — including paying women in “provocative” dresses to attend a 2011 conference to improve gender balance, the outlet reported.
Shane was also charged with DUI in 2010 and 2012, the newspaper reported.