We are sure that you have heard of Johnny Depp’s libel case. He has lost a libel case against a tabloid in the UK. The tabloid had called him a “wife-beater.” Also, he was forced out of the film series, Fantastic Beasts after the loss in the case. Yes, this news is confirmed by the popular actor, Johnny Depp himself. He told on his Instagram that the makers asked him to leave, to which he agreed. He was playing the role of villain Gellert Grindelwald in the franchise. Stay tuned! In this article, we will be discussing Johnny Depp loses libel case over Amber Heard’s allegations.
In the statement, Warner Bros, who are the franchise makers, says that they will recast the role of Gellert Grindelwald with any other actor. Recently, Warner Bros also postponed the release date of the movie from November 2021 to 2022. JK Rowling is the author and also the survivor of domestic abuse. When she was asked, she refused to comment on Depp’s leaving the movie.
Johnny Depp is one of the most popular stars in Hollywood. This 57 years old actor had filed a case against the publishers of the Sun Newspaper and the executive editor of the tabloid, Dan Wootton. He filed a case because of the article in the newspaper that called him a “wife-beater.” The newspaper published that he was violent in his marriage with actress Amber Heard.
Along with the news in the newspaper that called him a “wife-beater,” it also asked about his casting in the franchise of Fantastic Beast. The judge of the case is Andrew Nicol, who has passed the judgment against Johnny Depp. This article was published in The Sun newspaper in the year 2018 on 27 April in which they criticized the casting of this famous actor in the franchise.
The headline of the newspaper says, “Gone Potty: How Can J.K. Rowling Be ‘Genuinely Happy’ Casting Wife Beater Johnny Depp in the New Fantastic Beasts Film?”. This is straightly questioning J.K Rowlingover the decision of choosing Johnny Depp in the franchise for the role of Gellert Grindelwald, who is the villain in the series. The Sun newspaper also said in their defense that they have stood up for domestic violence victims. They have been doing the same for more than 20 years now.
For the case, The Sun newspaper had thanked Amber Heard because she gave evidence in the court, and they also thanked the judge. There is another case that Depp has brought against Amber Heard over her opinion in The Washington Post. She has given her opinion in the year 2018. Johnny Depp has filed a $50 million case against his ex-wife. But for the trail, they will have to wait till May 2021. The dates are this far because of the pandemic.