Johnny Depp has denied that he tried to get ex-wife Amber Heard fired from her function in Aquaman. Throughout the ongoing defamation trial in opposition to Heard, Depp was questioned on Wednesday, Might twenty fifth, as a rebuttal witness by her legal professionals.
Depp was requested for the reality following allegations that he tried to get Heard faraway from the 2018 movie. He responded, claiming that he had contacted Warner Bros to tell them of his cut up from Heard and the home violence allegations to warn the studio about potential unfavourable press which may befall Aquaman and the Unbelievable Beasts franchise.
Talking on the trial, Depp stated: “I felt that it was my duty to get the reality to Warner Bros. about what they had been going to finish up dealing with down the road, which is 2 franchises that may be inflicting issues for each other.”
Depp and Heard formally finalised their divorce in 2017, and following the breakup, he felt it was his “duty” to warn Warner Bros in regards to the allegations as he had initially vouched for his spouse earlier than she was solid in Aquaman.
He added: “On one stage sure, it’s simply performing, it’s simply films. However, it’s enterprise and it’s your phrase, and I had given my phrase to them and I felt accountable that I needed to inform them precisely what was happening and that it was going to finish up ugly.”
Heard not too long ago claimed that she needed to “struggle actually onerous” to maintain her function as Mera within the upcoming Aquaman sequel, which is ready to be launched in March subsequent yr. Talking about her function being “pared down” for the sequel, Heard stated: “I used to be given a script after which given new variations of the script that had taken away scenes that had motion in it.”
She added: “They mainly took a bunch out of my function. They only eliminated a bunch.”
That is the newest growth within the ongoing trial as Depp makes an attempt to sue his ex-wife for defamation over a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Submit, the place she wrote about being a survivor of home violence.
Whereas Heard didn’t point out Depp’s identify within the piece, Depp’s legal professionals declare it falsely implied she was sexually and bodily abused by him throughout their marriage. Heard has additionally filed a counterclaim in opposition to Depp, arguing that he has created a smear marketing campaign in opposition to her.
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