written by chase bridges
Johnny Depp posted on instagram this morning that Warner Bros has asked him to resign from the new Fantastic Beasts movie. Depp was set to play Gellert Grindelwald and had even began filming this month in Australia.
This resignation comes just a few days after the ruling of his libel trial against the UK publication ‘The Sun.’ The Sun had called Depp a “wife-beater” in one of their articles, and Depp sued them for it. However, after a summer long trial the results were not in Depp’s favor. The trial was held in the UK and the judge found The Sun not guilty of libel.
Personally, I read every transcript of the court case over the summer. Sitting on the edge of my seat as I watched the truth come out in front of the entire world. It was very apparent through all of the evidence provided that not only was Johnny Depp innocent, but he was the actual victim of abuse.
From pictures of Johnny Depp’s beaten face, to audio recordings of his ex-wife Amber Heard admitting that she abused him; the entire world realized how wrong they had been about Depp. Amber Heard had falsely accused him of abuse, and everyone believed it.
I can only imagine how hard it was for Depp to be abused (both physically and mentally) over a very long time, and then have everyone turn their backs on him. He lost his role of Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, along with a lot of other work.
One bright light in the darkness however, was that Warner Bros and JK Rowling defended him through it all and kept him in their Fantastic Beasts franchise. Even though everyone persecuted all of them for keeping him in the films.
So why is he getting fired now? All that the court case ruled, was that ‘The Sun’ didn’t commit libel. It does not mean that Johnny Depp is guilty of domestic abuse, all that it means is The Sun is no longer being sued by Johnny Depp.
So why would Warner Bros ask him to resign? After defending him the entire time, why stop now? Perhaps they just want to cut ties with anyone involved in that kind of thing all together. However, Amber Heard is still set in the Warner Bros. ‘Aquaman 2’ movie. Why does she get to keep her job after all of this evidence against her?
What about Ezra Miller, who plays along side Johnny Depp in the Fantastic Beasts films? He was filmed earlier this year choking a female fan outside of a bar. Warner Bros. didn’t ask him to resign from the films.
Johnny Depp had his finger sliced off due to Heard, had a cigarette put out on his face by Heard, along with so many other terrifying incidents. It is absolutely ridiculous for him to be treated like the bad guy when he is 100% the victim in this situation.
To listen to the recording where Heard admits to abusing him: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7947733/Amber-Heard-admits-hitting-ex-husband-Johnny-Depp-pelting-pots-pans-tape.html
To read the court transcripts from the entire libel case: https://www.nickwallis.com/depp-trial-court-transcripts