His lawyer had however explained to him that by filing a complaint against The Sun, the British media at the origin of the article describing him as a “violent husband”, the actor of 57 years would have to expose his private life, which would have consequences on his career. He was not wrong since Johnny Depp announced on November 8 that he would not be returning in Fantastic Beasts 3. “Warner Bros. asked me to resign from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts. respected this request and I acceded to it, “he wrote in a statement posted on his Instagram account.
If Johnny Depp accepted Warner Bros’ request, he said in his press release that the fight was not over and that he did not intend to stay there. “The surreal judgment of the court in the UK will not change my fight to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal,” he explained. These are significant charges which mentioned drug addiction, deception, physical abuse and a heated argument that allegedly left scars on Amber Heard’s face. However, the actor keeps repeating it, he is determined to prove that “the accusations against me are false”. He also specifies that his “determination remains strong” and does not forget to thank his fans for the many messages of support he has received.
A publicized divorce
The couple met in 2009 on the set of the movie Rhum Express. They married in 2015 and began divorce proceedings a little over a year after their marriage. A procedure that was not easy since Amber Heard had declared from the start that Johnny Depp had drug problems and physically abused her, without giving more details at the time. Charges that the actor has repeatedly denied by declaring that his ex-wife “was trying to obtain a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse”. The case quickly spread around the world and many people began to demand that the Pirate des Caraibes actor be fired from the films he was scheduled to shoot. Although he received the support of a large number of people, it seems that Hollywood has decided to accept the request of its detractors since Johnny Depp will not be present in the next Fantastic Beasts film. According to Internet users, it could be that Colin Farrell is making his comeback. Already present in the first film, many of them had been won over by his performance.
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