Pirates of the Caribbean, Johnny Depp's Ex wife Amber Heard has been sent a barrage of online abuse since Johnny Depp lost his libel case against The Sun newspaper over an article calling him a "wife beater". within the same week he was asked to resign by Warner Bros.
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp lost his high-profile libel case against the publishers of The Sun newspaper over a 2018 article that described him as a "wife-beater," the actor announced that he has been "asked to resign" from the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts 3." The studio, Warner Bros., said that they will recast his role of Grindelwald before the film is released in 2022. Depp has vehemently denied the claims of abuse, but on Monday, Justice Nicol said that Depp's lawsuit could not succeed because The Sun's lawyers had proved what the newspaper reported was "substantially true."
In may 2016, Hollywood actor Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard arrived at a Los Angeles court seeking a restraining order against her husband. Heard alleges that Depp physically abused her.
She wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in which she spoke about the treatment of women in domestic abuse cases. In the op-ed, Heard wrote: "I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture's wrath for women who speak out."
Depp and Heard first met in 2009 on the set of "The Rum Diary," which they starred in together. They married in 2015 in a private ceremony, but Heard filed for divorce a year later, accusing Depp of domestic abuse.
But Johnny Depp has strongly denied all of her accusations, saying she was the abuser in their brief, volatile relationship.
Also Johnny Depp personal assiatant Stephen Deuters has claimed that, "Amber Heard was the "abuser" in her relationship with Johnny Depp". Deuters told London's High Court that Ms Heard, subjected Mr Depp, to "years of abuse".
Mr Deuters said he was "extremely surprised and outraged" when it became public that Ms Heard had filed for a temporary restraining order in 2016. "I knew that Ms Heard was the abuser in the relationship and I was appalled that she would behave in this way," he said.
Depp's security chief, Sean Bett, said in a written witness statement, released as he appeared in court, that "On many occasions, I witnessed her shout at Mr. Depp. I was also told by Mr. Depp on multiple occasions that Ms. Heard had physically abused him,” he said. "Ms. Heard often behaved in this way when she had been drinking. I learnt quickly to recognize the signs, so that we were able to leave the situation before it escalated further."
A MeToo activist and actress Katherine Kendall came out in a support of Heard said in written testimony that she was “misquoted and misused” by the tabloid to smear Depp. "I (did not) accuse Mr. Depp of hurting Amber Heard, about which I have no first-hand knowledge," said actress Katherine Kendall. Instead, she said, she heard “several times” that Heard was abusive to Depp. Most of what The Sun published in their April 2018 story quoting her, she said, was a "lie."
Mr Depp is suing the publisher of the Sun newspaper over an article that referred to him as a "wife beater" - but the Sun maintains it was accurate. He denies 14 domestic violence allegations which News Group Newspapers is relying on in its defence.
In 2020, phone recordings were released in which Heard admitted to 'hitting' Depp. Heard is saying on that call with Depp: "I'm sorry that I didn't hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you're not punched.
More than 500k people have signed a petition to have Amber Heard removed from Aquaman for abusing Johnny Depp. Yet Warner Bros. asked Johnny to quit Fantastic Beasts and Amber Heard will be in Aquaman 2.— Mango (@Thesunnymango) November 6, 2020
Where is the Justice?!#JusticeForJohnnyDepp #BoycottFantasticBeasts pic.twitter.com/X8uPG4yi0t
She also saying that "I don't know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you're fine, I did not hurt you, I did not punch you, I was hitting you."
Meanwhile, Depp said in the recording: "I left last night. Honestly, I swear to you because I just couldn't take the idea of more physicality, more physical abuse on each other. Depp continued "Because had we continued it, it would have gotten f---ing bad. And baby, I told you this once. I'm scared to death we are a f---ing crime scene right now,". Heard replied: "I can't promise you I won't get physical again. God, I f---ing sometimes get so mad I lose it."
Johnny Depp's fans have launched a Twitter war on Amber Heard after he lost his libel battle last week.
If Johnny Depp, a man that is influential couldn't get justice for being abused, imagine the regular brothers out there. Nobody will believe you. If you can avoid people that have tendencies to be abusive please do because there's no justice in the world— Imoh (@ImohUmoren) November 7, 2020
When we say #JusticeForJohhnyDepp it goes beyond Amber Heard now. Johnny submitted piles of evidence, witnesses, CCTV, audio, police reports, medical history & it's still not enough. Justice for Johnny Depp is now an attack on the courts failing this man and others like him.— Strawberry Fields ミ☆ (@sunflxwervolsix) November 4, 2020
It’s been almost a year since the audio tapes of Amber Heard admitting to abusing him leaked and she has yet to face ANY consequences but If Johnny were a woman would it have been so openly mocked? Abuse is Abuse. We need to protect victims regardless of gender.