If 2020 was very difficult for the majority of the population because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year has not been easy for Johnny Depp either. Indeed, the actor recently lost his battle against the English daily The Sun for defamation after deciding to appeal the judgment. Visibly marked by the different ordeals endured this year, the 57-year-old actor wanted to send a message to his fans. In a post posted on Instagram on December 26, he first wrote: “This year has been so difficult for many” before stating “For a better time to come! Happy holidays everyone! My love and respect to all of you. Eternally, JD “. His post was appreciated by Internet users, who did not hesitate to express their support: “Justice be done to you”, “We support you Johnny”, “You have no idea how proud I am about you and all that you have accomplished “,” You are such a strong person, an example to follow. You have been through so much in your life and you are still there, smiling, making the rest of the world smile “or” We miss you a lot. Happy Holidays Johnny “. Many messages that must have made the actor smile and give him back the courage and strength to fight.
According to the revelations of Page Six, it seems that Johnny Depp’s lawyers have again appealed to the British Court of Appeal after ruling that the actor’s trial was not “fair”. David Sherborne, one of his attorneys demanded that the judgment be “set aside” and “ordered a new trial”. Indeed, the judge of the High Court of London, Andrew Nicol had explained last November that the title of the tabloid was “substantially true” since “The vast majority of the alleged attacks have been proven”. Words which outraged David Sherborne who did not hesitate to declare: “He concluded that the appellant was guilty of serious physical assault without taking into account or even acknowledging that Ms. Heard had been false in her testimony”. According to him, the other testimonies did not “receive enough attention” and to reach this conclusion, “all the elements were not taken into account”. In 2021, Johnny Depp will therefore find himself again in court in Virginia against his ex-wife Amber Heard, for a second trial.
A mediatized separation
As a reminder, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp met in 2009 on the set of the movie Rhum Express. Married in 2015, they began divorce proceedings the following year. 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. In 2018, the British tabloid The Sun called him a “wife-beater” following statements by Amber Heard. He therefore subsequently decided to take him to court for defamation. A lost battle but which he decided to continue by appealing the judgment of his trial. The affair quickly went around the world and many Internet users demanded that the 57-year-old actor be fired from the films he was supposed to shoot. A request which, it seems, has been heard by the producers.
A career that is expensive
If his lawyer had warned him that there would be consequences on his career, he still wanted to follow through on his idea. The sentence quickly arrived since on November 2, he revealed to his fans that he would not be present in the new Fantastic Beasts film. “Warner Bros asked me to resign from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts. I respected this request and I acceded to it,” he explained to his fans in a statement. In addition, he had already been put aside by Disney since the interpreter of Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean was not to return to play his role. Very supported by Internet users, a hashtag #JusticeforJohnnyDepp was created on social networks. Hopefully for Johnny Depp 2021 is better than 2020.
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