When Amber Heard accused Johnny Depp of domestic abuse, Depp lost a lot of work. There were petitions to fire him from the Fantastic Beasts series of Harry Potter prequels and Disney announced that Depp wouldn’t be included in any future Pirates of the Caribbean films. But now the worm has turned and the domestic abuse allegations are on the other foot. Amber Heard has managed to avoid the kind of blowback Depp experienced even though Heard was previously arrested for domestic assault with a different partner.
That may be about to change because there are now rumors that Heard isn’t going to be involved in Aquaman 2. Heard played Mera, the love interest to Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, in the first Aquaman movie as well as in Justice League.
The website Republic World reported the rumors that Warner is looking to be out of the Amber Heard business.
Amber Heard’s ugly breakup might have cost her the role of a DC superhero. There are rumours that the makers of the Jason Momoa starrer are planning to remove Heard from their upcoming project. The recent reports claim that Warner Bros want to be totally out of all these controversies. They are planning to remove Amber as they do not wish for the bad blood to affect their upcoming project. There is also a possibility that her screen time in the film could be deducted for the same.
Okay, this is just a rumor at this point, and we’re at least a year away from the start of filming on Aquaman 2. In the comics, Mera is Aquaman’s wife so I’d guess DC wants to keep her in the films, but Marvel has proven that love interests aren’t all that important to superhero films. Hell, Mary Jane Watson isn’t even in the new Spider-Man films and for some reason they combined Better Brant and Gwen Stacy into a single character and combined her with supporting character Ned Leeds. And DC’s own Arrow killed off Green Arrow’s traditional love interest Black Canary and relaxed her with Felicity Smoak, a supporting character from The Fury of Firestorm that we’re never going to hear about again now that Arrow has ended.
DC has options here is the point. They could wait until Depp’s defamation lawsuit is cleared up in the hopes that she manages to clear her name, the role of Mera could be recast or the character could be discarded altogether to just focus the sequel on Aquaman himself. And it’s just a rumor, it might not even be true. But we can hope.
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As you're probably aware, the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard divorce has been one of the messiest in the modern history of Hollywood.
The split is different than most celebrity breakups, as the trouble began just weeks after the the couple said "I do," and it's still going on now, three years after Amber and Johnny signed their divorce papers.
Last month we learned that Depp was threatening to kill Amber and have sex with her corpse just weeks after their wedding.
And what could have possibly made him so upset during their honeymoon phase?
Perhaps it was the revelation that for all his iconic coolness, Depp was being cuckolded by one of the world's most famous nerds.
Yes, we've known for quite some time that Heard and Elon Musk dated briefly following her separation from Depp.
But now, Depp's lawyers are claiming that Amber and Elon started hooking up just weeks after she married Johnny.
“Unbeknownst to Mr. Depp, no later than one month after his marriage to Ms. Heard, she was spending time in a new relationship with Tesla and Space X founder, Elon Musk," reads a court filing from Depp's lawyers that was made public this week.
"Only one calendar month after Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard were married — while Mr. Depp was out of the country, filming in March 2015 — Eastern Columbia Building personnel testified that Ms. Heard received Musk ‘late at night’ at Mr. Depp’s penthouse.”
Depp's lawyers go on to claim they have solid evidence of the affair:
“Specifically, Ms. Heard asked staff at the Eastern Columbia Building to give her ‘friend Elon’ access to the building’s parking garage and the penthouse elevator ‘late at night,’ and they testified that they did so,” the document continues.
“Building staff would then see Ms. Heard’s ‘friend Elon’ leaving the building the next morning… Musk’s first appearance in Mr. Depp’s penthouse occurred shortly after Ms. Heard threw a vodka bottle at Mr. Depp in Australia, when she learned that Mr. Depp wanted the couple to enter into a post-nuptial agreement concerning assets in their marriage.”
In possibly related news, Musk has once again unfollowed pregnant girlfriend Grimes on Twitter, leading to widespread speculation that the couple has parted ways.
Grimes and Musk didn't start dating until 2018, meaning they weren't in a relationship when he was (allegedly) messing around with Amber.
So it's possible their split had nothing to do with the Heard situation.
But who knows? Maybe Grimes is so vehemently Team Depp that she decided to dump her billionaire baby daddy simply because he betrayed Captain Jack.
Johnny tends to inspire a weird level of loyalty among his fans.
The more information that we get about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, the worse things are looking for the “Johnny Depp is an abuser and we should boycott those Harry Potter spin-offs no one was watching anyway” people.
The latest report is that audio recorded of the couple details Heard admitting to punching Depp in the face after hitting him in the head with a door.
Here’s what Page Six reported on the incident.
In the new tape, the actress, 33, admits to also “clocking” the 56-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star in the jaw, saying, “I am so sorry … I can remember hitting you as a response to the door thing. And I’m really sorry about hitting you with the door or hitting your head. I did not mean to.”
She says she hit him “in response to the door thing” but the “door thing” was her hitting him with a door.
On the audiotape, Depp is heard saying, “I’d just been hit in the head with a f–king corner of the door … And then I stood up and then you f–king clock me.” Heard responds, “I did not do this thing with the door … [but] I did mean to hit you.”
Heard, of course, maintains that Johnny Depp was the aggressor in this situation where she hit him in the face with a door and then punched him in the face.
“I was trying to escape from a room where Johnny was attacking me … I was trying to get onto the other side of the door, attempting to close the door, and he was attempting to get in, despite my attempts to try to escape an assault.” Of her apology to Depp on the tape, “I made it very clear I was sorry that the door hit him as I went into the room I was … attempting to escape into.” But she told Depp’s lawyers in the deposition that the taped conversation “misrepresents what actually happened, which is him trying to get into a room, which I was trying to get him out of.”
I’m not one to judge here, but Heard’s statements don’t add up to me. How did she hit him with a door if she was trying to close it and he was on the other side of it? Doors don’t work that way, you would have to swing a door open to hit someone with it. Go to any door in your house and try to make sense of what Heard said happened.
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If you weren’t convinced Amber Heard was the bad guy in her marriage to Johnny Depp, there’s more evidence every day. According to Page Six, Heard is looking to use the discovery portion of her defamation trial to go digging through The Weinstein Company’s records for find any correspondence Johnny may have had with social pariah Harvey Weinstein.
The subpoena requests a number of documents, including all “communications between Mr. Depp and Harvey Weinstein.”
It also seeks documents “concerning any act of violence committed by Mr. Depp during the production or promotion of ‘The Libertine,’” a 2004 Weinstein Company-produced flick starring Depp.
Now, far be it from me to wildly speculate about Heard’s motive, but let’s wildly speculate about Heard’s motive. Heard has been been trying to publicly destroy Depp’s reputation while holding herself out as some sort of victim, and a few e-mails with Johnny being nice to Harvey just might do the trick.
I can’t stress enough that we don’t know what happened between Depp and Heard behind closed doors. All we have to judge this situation by is Heard’s prior arrest for domestic abuse, audio of the couple where Heard seemingly confesses to physically assaulting Depp and our own judgement as to what kind of person would date Elon Musk. There’s just really no way to know what happened.
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Amber Heard’s whole schtick of labeling herself as a feminist icon and a voice for abused women really backfired after it came out that she’s been accused of domestic abuse by multiple former partners, didn’t it? I mean, yikes.
The latest thing going around is a transcript of Amber Heard body-shaming Depp, a super feminist thing to do.
Amber Heard bodyshaming Johnny Depp:
Tara Roberts witnessed Amber Heard scream at Johnny Depp: ”Your career is over, no one’s going to hire you, you’re washed up, fat, you’ll die a lonely man.” pic.twitter.com/mf1WbDyzRr
— Support Johnny Depp (@MyGrindelwald) February 10, 2020
Amber Heard bodyshaming Johnny Depp:
Tara Roberts witnessed Amber Heard scream at Johnny Depp: ”Your career is over, no one’s going to hire you, you’re washed up, fat, you’ll die a lonely man.”
Man, you hate to see it.
Public opinion is really turning against Heard and towards Depp, though. Just take a look at these replies.
Johnny Depp is beautiful af and doesn't need a diet but alright sis
— Jane (@CaptainJanee) February 10, 2020
When was Johnny ever “fat”? Sure, I’ve seen him with a little more meat on his bones and I mean..I have zero complaints. Not that his weight matters, but if she leginately said those things to him, she should be ashamed of herself. Body shaming is not ok.
— Christina Donnelly (@BackstageBarbie) February 11, 2020
This one makes a good point, Depp was never fat. That sounds like, hypothetically, the kind of thing someone might say if that person was emotionally abusive.
— eres el amor de mi vida (@CARITOLIRIUM) February 11, 2020
And people say he was not abused. This verbal tirade thrown at him in front of an employee and freind is stand alone proof of the vile disgusting disrespect she shows for someone she supposedly loves. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp
— readwrite writing (@MReadwrite) February 10, 2020
One thing I’ve learned as this story unfolds is that people are really mad at Amber Heard. A lot of people have loved Johnny Depp for over 30 years, only to find he was a terrible person and to attack and shun him and then to find that he isn’t a terrible person and those rumors were just adding to the abuse he was suffering through silently. I can understand why people are so upset.
#JusticeForJohnnyDepp Is Twitter’s Number One Trend As Amber Heard Allegedly Confesses to Beating Johnny Depp in New Audio Tape
It’s Super Bowl weekend, the Iowa caucus is on Monday and we’re in the middle of the third presidential impeachment trial in American history so obviously the number one thing people are talking about on social media is Johnny Depp.
New audio surfaced of a conversation between Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard that appears to pretty definitively prove that Heard was the abuser in their relationship and Depp is the victim, which is what we’ve believed for quite some time now.
In the audio obtained by the Daily Mail, Heard can heard telling Depp that while she admits to “beating” him, she didn’t use a closed fist to do so, so she didn’t punch him, and told him “You are such a baby, grow the fuck up,” for complaining about her hitting him, and also admits to throwing pots and pans at him.
Yeah, it doesn’t look great for Heard.
People are very angry about this because Heard was made into some sort of spokesperson for domestic abuse, giving speeches at the Women’s March and the U.N. about being a survivor. Now she appears to be a perpetrator and Depp, who has been publicly besieged for years and lost his gig in Pirates of the Caribbean over the abuse allegations looms like the victim.
Of course, there will be months and months of courtroom hearings and more evidence will be introduced. We could be back here in a few months talking about a tape of Depp admitting he was the aggressor. I sincerely doubt that will happen, and this audio does seem pretty damning, especially Heard’s attitude about her behavior, which is along the lines of “well, sometimes people get hit and have pots thrown at them and lose their fingertip. What”s the big deal?” But really, anything could come out. We’ll just have to wait and see and hope that justice wins out.
Some of our younger readers might not remember this, but there was a time when the name Johnny Depp was synonymous with cool.
Not too many '90s heartthrobs got to party with Hunter S. Thompsom and jam with Keith Richards, but Depp was many things to many people.
These days, sadly, Depp's name conjures images of dissolution, premature decrepitude, and nasty brawls of both the legal and physical varieties.
Currently, the actor is locked in an increasingly ugly lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million dollars, claiming that she violated a non-disclosure agreement with a Washington Post essay in which she described herself as an abuse victim.
The actress never mentioned Depp by name, but the image of Heard's black eye -- which she claims to have sustained in an altercation with Depp -- was no doubt fresh in the minds of many readers.
The court case has seen both sides hurl some potentially devastating accusations, and insiders say the situation has been emotionally draining for Johnny.
A recent report from Radar Online claims that there are fears about Depp drinking himself to death, as he the 56-year-old has been partying harder than ever in recent months.
One source claims this troubling behavior was on full display during a recent public appearance Depp made at an undisclosed location:
“Johnny was still ordering vodka to his room by the bottle at 3 a.m. the night before a recent red-carpet event,”
“He was gulping the booze during the event from a coffee cup. It was wild! His security guys had to try and keep him steady on his feet.”
Obviously, we have no way of knowing the extent of Depp's alcohol intake, but whatever is going in his life these days, it seems was all a bit too much for Polina Glen.
Depp and Glen started dating back in April, but it seems the Russian ballerina quickly found Johnny's life a tad overwhelming.
“Polina hated the attention the relationship was bringing her and found it scary," one insider tells Radar.
"She’s now keeping her head down in Russia and told Johnny plans to get married were madness,” the source adds.
This story is accompanied by a whole lot of bonkers rumors about how Johnny's dire financial straits have forced him to seek out some very strange business partnerships, which is why he's spending so much time in Moscow these days.
But we'll leave the Russian collusion investigation to the pros.
Besides, it's not like you need an elaborate conspiracy theory to see how Polina might have been a bit put off by the gnarled mess that is Depp's current life.
“His level of celebrity and his ongoing battle with Amber grew too much for her," says the source.
"Johnny has been distracted by his feud with Amber and she didn’t think the time was right for them to commit to anything,”
Normally, moving back to Russia after spending six months living in a Hollywood mansion would seem like a step down, but we think Polina actually made the right call here.
Besides, we hear summer in St. Petersburg is beautiful -- unfortunately, it's like three hours in mid-July.
It's been almost three years since Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalized their divorce, but the actors are still duking it out in court with big money on the line.
Ironically, the current battle is being waged over a non-disclosure agreement that was designed to prevent further legal wrangling.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, alleging that she violated the NDA with a recent op-ed piece she wrote for The Washington Post.
Though Heard never mentioned Depp by name, she identified herself as an abuse victim in the essay, and Johnny's legal team is arguing that there was a clear implication that she was referring to her most high-profile relationship.
The suit was filed in March, but there's still no end in sight.
Normally, when an A-list movie star files a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, the real goal is to punish the defendant, not to score a big payday.
But if there's any truth to the rumor that Depp is broke, he might really be looking to get into his ex's Aquaman earnings.
In all likelihood, however, Johnny is motivated mostly by revenge -- which makes this latest rumor a twist worthy of Shyamalan.
The situation was drenched in irony to begin with, and adding to the Faustian bargain/reversal of fortune motif is the fact that it's Depp, not Heard, who's being run through the emotional wringer here.
The suit has resulted in all sorts of damaging claims by Heard, whose lawyers filed papers that basically claim Depp is an alcoholic monster.
According to a new report from Radar Online, the court case and the resulting scrutiny of his messy marriage and divorce have taken a tremendous psychological toll on the famously private Depp.
And one source claims the actor is dealing with the stress by hitting the bottle harder than ever.
The account is light on specifics, but it seems the cash-strapped actor did some traveling for a paid appearance recently, and he lived up to his rock-and-roll reputation by getting smashed at his hotel.
“Johnny was still ordering vodka to his room by the bottle at 3 a.m. the night before a recent red-carpet event,” said an insider.
“He was gulping the booze during the event from a coffee cup. It was wild! His security guys had to try and keep him steady on his feet.”
After complaining about his room at the hotel, Depp allegedly quipped, “It’s fine because I’ll trash it anyway.”
It's no great surprise that a guy who used to spend $30,000 a month on wine might have a serious drinking problem.
But if Radar's report is to be believed, then the 56-year-old has taken his boozing to new heights, which is especially worrisome given recent concerns about Depp's health.
Here's hoping that either the story is bogus, or Johnny was just having an off night.
We're sure even the guy's harshest critics -- including Amber -- don't want to hear the news that he drank himself into an early grave.
Way back in January of 2017, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalized their divorce by signing a non-disclosure agreement that prevented either side from talking about the split publicly.
One of the goals of the agreement was to prevent messy court battles over statements made to the press.
It seems the plan backfired in spectacular fashion, however, as Depp is currently suing Heard for $50 million, alleging that she violated the agreement by writing a Washington Post op-ed about her experiences as an abuse victim.
Heard never referred to Depp by name, but given the high profile nature of their brief marriage and ugly divorce, there was little doubt whom she was talking about.
Thus far, the court battle has been a nightmare for both parties, as new allegations of appalling behavior have been hurled in both directions.
In written statements, Heard has called Depp an alcoholic "monster" who repeatedly assaulted her and tried to have her blacklisted in Hollywood following their divorce.
Depp has countered by accusing Heard of painting bruises on her face and body in order to frame him for divorce.
He claims that Heard tried to cut off his finger during one of the then-couple's infamous 2015 meltdown in Australia.
This week, in an amended filing, Depp made a new claim about that ugly altercation, claiming that when he tried to distance himself from Heard, the actress shoved a lit cigarette in his face.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, Depp claims that Heard flew "into a rage" after she learned of his "intention to enter into a post-nuptial agreement."
Depp claims that at that point he had not had a drink in over a year, but retreated to a basement bar in the residence where the couple was staying in order to avoid Heard.
"She followed him, screaming at him abusively," Depp's legal team writes.
The filing goes on to claim that Heard became further enraged when she encountered Depp drinking vodka.
At that point, she began hurling bottles.
One of them shattered, resulting in Depp's infamous severed finger.
Allegedly not content with the damage she had done "Ms. Heard then put a cigarette out on [Depp's] right cheek," claims Johnny's legal team.
Heard's lawyers have already fired back in a statement denying the accusation.
“This allegation is absurd, offensive and categorically untrue,” the attorneys write.
“This photograph proves nothing - apart from the fact that Johnny Depp is desperate to throw out any outlandish allegation to deflect attention from his physical and ongoing psychological abuse of Amber Heard.”
While it's unclear how this latest allegation will be received by the judge, Depp's legal team already scored a minor victory this week.
The actor's lawyers have been arguing that since Heard's piece was published in D.C., the trial should take place in nearby Virginia, and not in California, as Heard's attorneys wanted.
We'll continue to keep you updated on this developing story as more information becomes available.
This Johnny Depp and Amber Heard story has been months and months of he said, she said but he probably said the truth because who cuts off their own finger and doesn’t know the difference between human shit and shit from a tiny purse dog? Nobody, that’s who, and your story doesn’t add up.
Now we’re going to hear from someone else on what happened. I mean, we have heard from a bunch of people but none of them are famous so who cares. That’s right, Depp’s lawyers have subpoenaed James Franco, who was on video obtained by The Blast with Heard less than a day after her fight with Depp where he allegedly beat her up and she allegedly faked her injuries with makeup.
Interestingly, the two stars seem to know there is a camera in the elevator (and its location) as they don’t allow for their faces to been seen clearly during the ride.
At one point, Heard is seen moving backward towards Franco, keeping her face away from the camera, and moves in close as she appears to be speaking with him while he keeps his head down.
That’s sketchy as hell to me. So Depp’s lawyers want Franco to testify about what he saw and heard from Heard on the night in question.
Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman tells The Blast, “We are interested in James Franco and Elon Musk as fact witnesses because we have evidence they are men who saw Amber Heard’s face in the days and nights between when she claimed Mr. Depp smashed her in the face on May 21 and when she went to court with painted on ‘bruises’ to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order on May 27.”
Heard’s lawyers claim it’ a coincidence and Heard and Franco just happened to live in the same building.
Heard’s lawyer, Eric George, tells The Blast, “This bogus story is just another lame attempt by Johnny Depp and his team to spread deliberately misleading information through the media so that he can continue to attack and abuse his ex-wife.”
George continues, “Amber Heard and James Franco once lived in the same apartment complex and were simply taking an elevator at the same time. Period.”
Finally, someone famous can tell us what to think so that we don’t have to think for ourselves.
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For obvious reasons, it's pretty uncommon for A-list celebrities to be thrown in prison.
The justice system tends to look pretty favorably on the wealthy and well-connected, and if worse comes to worst, you can always just hire a fall guy.
Still, when there's even a remote possibility that a major star will get tossed in the clink we like to imagine how they would cope with life on the cell block.
And in the case of Johnny Depp, we think the obvious answer is not very well at all!
Sure, Depp's played some major badasses over the course of his career, and he gets bonus points for being covered in tattoos.
But turning over his many man-bracelets at the front gate would probably leave him with tear-streaked guyliner, and that's just not a good look on day one.
But we're getting ahead of ourselves here.
Why is it -- you ask -- that there's a remote chance Johnny might end up rocking a county orange jumpsuit?
Well, like every tabloid scandal in his life over the past three years, it all has to do with his messy marriage to Amber Heard.
It's been over two years since Depp and Heard finalized their divorce, but a recent lawsuit -- filed by Johnny, ironically -- has the ex-couple back in front of a judge.
And now, Heard's lawyers are alleging that Depp committed perjury when in his initial filing.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in connection with a piece she wrote for the Washington Post in which she described herself as an abuse victim.
According to Johnny, Amber's article violated their non-disclosure agreement -- and now he wants her to pay.
Unfortunately, the legal action backfired in spectacular fashion, as court proceedings have resulted in one embarrassing revelation after another for the actor.
Sure, the allegations have gone both ways. but the ones Heard has lobbed at Depp -- including a story in which he became so jealous of James Franco that he flew into a violent rage -- have been the most humiliating.
And Amber's latest accusation could have serious legal consequences.
According to newly-filed documents obtained by The Blast, Depp “clearly perjured himself claiming that there was only one 911 call reporting his abuse on the evening of May 21, 2016."
Heard's attorneys say Depp made the claim knowing full well that Amber's friend iO Tillet Wright made multiple 911 calls the night of the alleged attack.
"Readily obtainable public records of LAPD call logs from that evening show that iO Tillet Wright called 911 at 8:30 PM to report Mr. Depp’s violent and destructive behavior that evening, confirming the eyewitness accounts of how iO heard that Mr. Depp was becoming violent toward Ms. Heard over the phone and then called 911," their filing reads.
Now, people go to jail for perjury all the time.
But very few of those people have anchored multi-billion dollar Disney franchises.
So Depp probably won't be getting locked up -- but this isn't great news for his already-battered reputation.
How many crimes does this guy have to commit to research his role as Grindelwald? Yeesh!
The more Johnny Depp talks about his relationship with Amber Heard, the worse I feel for him. And the latest round of court documents obtained by The Blast is a real doozy.
“I have denied Ms. Heard’s allegations vehemently since she first made them in May 2016,” Depp begins, “when she walked into court to obtain a temporary restraining order with painted-on bruises that witnesses and surveillance footage show she did not possess each day of the preceding week. I will continue to deny them for the rest of my life. I never abused Ms. Heard or any other woman.”
I mean, that sounds far-fetched. What kind of person would paint on bruises and go to the police like that?
He explains, “After I removed myself from Ms. Heard’s presence in the penthouse on April 21, 2016, the following morning Ms. Heard or one of her friends defecated in my bed as some sort of a sick prank before they left for Coachella together.”
Depp claims that Heard admitted to their estate manager “that the feces was ‘just a harmless prank.’”
That incident, Depp says, is what led him to seek a divorce from Heard.
Yeah, more about the shitting in the bed thing. That is so crazy, what kind of person does that?
“She went berserk and began throwing bottles at me,” Depp claimed. “The first bottle sailed past my head and missed, but then she threw a large glass vodka bottle.”
The actor said the bottle hit the countertop where he had his hand and caused his finger to shatter, ultimately severing his fingertip.
“I had to have 3 surgeries to reconstruct my finger and contracted MRSA three time,” he claimed. “I feared that I would lose my finger, my arm and my life.”
I mean, that does sound more likely.
We really don’t know for sure who is telling the truth and we probably never will, but I will say this; one of these people has a history of abusive behavior and dating Elon Musk and one doesn’t, so who looks more credible?
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Throughout his decades as one of the biggest movie stars in the world, Johnny Depp has been praised for his chameleon-like ability to completely transform himself from one role to the next.
Now, for his final act, Depp has apparently decided to morph from beloved screen idol into broke-ass self-saboteur who may or may not be guilty of viciously bullying the ex-wife he allegedly abused.
Let's back it up a bit to examine how Johnny managed to slice and dice his own public image like Edward Scissorhands with a bad case of the shakes from drinking $30,000 worth of wine a month.
When Depp and Amber Heard finalized their divorce, they signed an iron-clad non-disclosure agreement that prevented either of them from speaking about the split publicly.
Johnny went and screwed that up by filing a series of lawsuits that required the courts to dredge up all the nasty allegations against him.
Most recently, he sued Heard for $50 million for discussing her experiences as an abuse survivor in a recent Washington Post op-ed.
His lawyers came out swinging and alleged that Heard tried to cut Depp's finger off during one particularly nasty fight.
Amber's team fired back with both barrels, leveling allegations both horrific (repeated tales of physical abuse directed at Heard) and hilarious (they claim Depp was so jealous of James Franco that he threw a tantrum for an entire cross-country flight).
In addition to his battle against Heard, Depp is still suing his former lawyer Jake Bloom because -- get this -- Bloom advised Depp to settle with Heard out of court, as a messy court battle would do irreparable damage to his career.
Apparently, when you're rich enough, you can actually sue people for being right.
Anyway, that case has also yielded a ton of messy revelations, including an account of Depp attempting to get Heard fired from her role in Aquaman.
In her Washington Post piece, Heard claimed that she had been "blacklisted" in Hollywood following her split from Depp:
"A movie I was attached to recast my role. I had just shot a two-year campaign as the face of a global fashion brand, and the company dropped me," she wrote.
"Questions arose as to whether I would be able to keep my role of Mera in the movies “Justice League” and “Aquaman.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, lawyers for Bloom intend to prove that Depp was behind that vicious campaign:
"Sources familiar with the deposition requests say [Warner Bros. chairman Kevin] Tsujihara will be asked to testify under oath about whether or not he played a role in “blacklisting” Heard at Warner Bros.," the outlet reports.
"Depp, a star in the studio’s Fantastic Beasts franchise (he plays Grindelwald), is alleged to have personally lobbied Tsujihara to remove the actress from Aquaman and block her from getting other projects."
Yes, Bloom plans to get the former president of Warner Bros. -- who was himself disgraced in a recent, Wenistein-esque "casting couch" scandal -- to verify that Depp tried to destroy Heard's career.
And because we live in supremely f--ked up times, that might actually do more damage to Depp's career than the allegations that he's an abusive monster.
You can smack around all the actresses you want, but the moment you start messing with studio exec's and their precious reputations, you're going down, pal!
When Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalized their divorce back in 2017, they both signed non-disclosure agreements that prevented them from speaking about their brief marriage in interviews.
But now, a series of increasingly ugly lawsuits have put their split back in the tabloid headlines, and the financially-troubled Depp stands to lose a lot more than just another chunk of his fading fortune.
The latest suit has Depp suing Heard for $50 million, alleging that she violated their NDA by referencing abuse she allegedly suffered at his hands in an op-ed piece she recently wrote for the Washington Post.
The suit has seen both parties hurl shocking accusations at the other.
At one point, Depp claimed that Heard tried to cut off his finger during a fight and very nearly succeeded.
Heard countered that Depp is an alcoholic "monster" who frequently subjected her to violent abuse during his jealous rages.
With $50 million on the line, it may seem that Amber has far more to lose in this situation than Johnny.
But even if he ends up victorious in the end, the court case and all its damaging revelation may prove even more costly to Depp.
That's because Warner Bros. executives are reportedly considering firing the actor from his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts series as a direct result of his current lawsuit.
“Executives at Warner Bros. are wondering how to deal with the backlash of the Depp matter on the Harry Potter franchise,” a source close to the situation tells Page Six.
“High-level female execs at the studio are extremely worried about working with Depp and the message it sends to the public, especially after the recent sordid departure of CEO Kevin Tsujihara."
Tsujihara recently left Warner Bros. amid allegations of inappropriate conduct directed at female employees.
“This is yet another blow to the morale of female employees at the studio,” the insider claims.
“If Warner Bros. continues to stick by Depp, it would reveal a lot about the values the company holds.”
Several conflicted employees reportedly place some of the blame on J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series who came out in defense of the decision to cast Depp as Grindelwald.
“Many at Warner Bros. wish that Rowling hadn’t come out so strongly behind Depp, because having made her opinion so public boxes them into a corner,” says the informant.
It seems the decision on how to handle the Depp situation has not yet been reached, but insiders expect Warner to cut ties with the actor soon.
And astonishingly, Rowling isn't the only billionaire who's been dragged into the battle between Depp and Heard.
Page Six also reports that Heard's former boyfriend Elon Musk has been subpoenaed by Johnny's legal team.
Expect this situation to get much worse before it gets better.
The more information we get about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, the more it sounds like we all owe Johnny Depp an apology. It’s always hard to say anything definitive, but it’s looking much more like Johnny Depp was the victim of domestic abuse and Heard was the abuser, which fits with the fact that she was arrested for domestic abuse in a previous relationship and he’s never been accused of abuse by any partner other than Heard.
Here’s our basic timeline of events; Amber Heard was arrested for domestic abuse against Tasya van Ree, then she married Johnny Depp, then she took a shit in his bed, then she accused him of domestic violence during their divorce during which she asked for $50k a month alimony and sold photos allegedly showing her having been abused to People.
So why is this suddenly back in the news? Well, The Blast published a photo of Johnny Depp with a black eye, allegedly given to him by Heard.
EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp claims Amber Heard left him with a black eye after a fight the couple had in 2016. https://t.co/2atojn6xSo
— The Blast (@TheBlastNews) March 8, 2019
And now that Twitter has caught wind of it, well, the people who cancelled him now have canceller’s remorse.
so we cancelled johnny depp for being an abuser when all along he was the one being abused? i’m sick pic.twitter.com/kyO6a81cVI
— taylor (@taylrrjoseph) March 12, 2019
We got Johnny Depp back pic.twitter.com/GCPjS2zIcY
— DJ (@SirGreendown) March 12, 2019
All the people who cancelled Johnny Depp for supposedly abusing Amber Heard after they found out she lied and it was actually her who abused himpic.twitter.com/6NPyLPzlW2
— idk (@idkbuddy69) March 12, 2019
me after finding out Amber Heard lied about Johnny Depp and I was out here slandering him for nothing pic.twitter.com/7vR9sxr7hb
— Daisy Ridley Stan Acct (@nojuiceadriel) March 13, 2019
I’m not entirely sure Depp is entirely innocent here, he did take a swing at that location scout. But like I said before, if a human being takes a shit in your bed and all you do is throw your phone at them, that’s you showing an incredible amount of restraint.
But really, we all should have at least been wary of making the face of domestic violence victims someone with a documented history of committing domestic abuse.
Johnny Depp has just taken his feud with ex-wife Amber Heard to an entirely new level.
Monetarily speaking, at least, that is.
According to multiple outlets, the veteran actor has filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard, alleging that her accusations of abuse against him have harmed his reputation.
In court papers obtained by The Blast, Depp says that Heard’s “false allegations” are nothing but “an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity” for her and to “advance her career.”
The lawsuit specifically cites a December 2018 Washington Post op-ed that Heard wrote on this topic
“Ms. Heard purported to write from the perspective of ‘a public figure representing domestic abuse’ and claimed that she ‘felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out’ when she ‘spoke up against sexual violence,’” the court documents state.
To be clear, Heard never actually mentioned Depp by name in this piece.
However, the lawsuit says the op-ed was dependent "on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her."
The lawsuit goes on to say that Heard's op-ed cost Depp his job as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Depp and Heard got divorced in 2016 after just 15 months as husband and wife.
Shortly afterward, Heard's accusations of domestic violence went public, with portions of a deposition Heard gave years ago making the viral rounds just a few months ago.
"Johnny and I refer to his other personality, the part of him that is present when he beats me up," Amber said in this revealing interview. "We call that the monster. And have called [that] the monster for years."
The deposition is 471 pages in length.
At one point in it, Heard says of Depp: "I was petrified of the monster."
The actress went on to detail how Depp hurled a phone at her face in the pasts and how he has grabbed and pulled her by the hair.
However, Depp has alleged the opposite; he has said that Heard actually abused him, writing in this new lawuit:
"Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is a perpetrator."
He claims he had to have his finger surgically re-attached after Heard allegedly threw a vodka bottle at him, for example.
In these just-filed court papers, Depp's legal team writes that "87 newly obtained surveillance camera videos" help to "conclusively refute" the abuse allegations.
Earlier this year, the Golden Globe winner submitted new information in a separate defamation lawsuit against The Sun.
He took the newspaper to task for running with the rumor that he asssaulted Heard on numerous occasions.
“Mr. Depp filed new and previously unseen evidence with the U.K. court, including security camera video clips of Ms. Heard’s face in the days following her false beating claims, sworn depositions taken in 2016 from neighbors, eyewitnesses and building personnel who interacted with Ms. Heard in the ensuing days, and more,” attorney Adam Waldman told Us Weekly on January 22.
This is all a very ugly and sad situation.
In a statement from Heard's representative in response to the $50 million defamation suit, the actress says;
"This frivolous action is just the latest of Johnny Depp’s repeated efforts to silence Amber Heard. She will not be silenced.
"Mr. Depp’s actions prove he is unable to accept the truth of his ongoing abusive behaviour.
"But while he appears hell-bent on achieving self destruction, we will prevail in defeating this groundless lawsuit and ending the continued vile harassment of my client by Mr. Depp and his legal team."
Depp, it should be noted, is in serious debt.
The ugly divorce between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was settled long ago, but the brutal abuse allegations still weigh on the minds of fans.
Now, new and lengthy court documents have come to light from their 2016 depositions.
These papers shed new light on Amber and Depp's claims.
The Hollywood Reporter got a hold of some transcripts from Amber Heard's 2016 deposition.
2016 was when Amber and Johnny divorced, and when the world learned of Depp's years of alleged domestic violence.
Though the accusations became public, along with upsetting testimony from eyewitnesses, much was kept under wraps during the divorce.
Amber and Depp compromised by releasing a joint statement, affirming that neither of them intended to hurt the other, and that neither of them lied.
Even when text messages surfaced appearing to show that Depp's team knew about the alleged abuse, the exes largely moved on.
But now, through these court documents, we know more.
"Johnny and I refer to his other personality, the part of him that is present when he beats me up," Amber said in her 2016 deposition.
"We call that the monster," Amber revealed. "And have called [that] the monster for years."
The total length of the deposition was 471 pages.
Amber admitted: "I was petrified of the monster."
Within the deposition, Amber recalls an incident in which Depp, then her husband, allegedly attacked her.
She describes him hurling her phone at her "as hard as he could," striking her in the face.
Amber says that he grabbed her by her hair during this alleged explosion of violence, prompting her to scream out for help.
She recalled that, during the incident, Depp "broke a lot of glass things that left glass on the floor."
In addition to the shards of glass, she described the room being littered with silver candlesticks and a lamp.
Though this is far from the first story of Depp trashing a room, this story is far more alarming.
Amber Heard's testimony is not the only voice within the deposition.
There was testimony from the Los Angeles Police Department officers who responded to the incident.
Raquel Pennington, Amber's close friend, revealed in testimony that she had been in the adjacent apartment.
She testified that she had come to Amber's penthouse at her request, where Amber told her that she had been hit in the face with a phone.
Raquel testifies to having witnessed Depp swing around a bottle and knock items off of countertops, and to have heard him yelling.
She says that it was only Depp's security's arrival that diffused the situation, as they convinced him to leave.
She also says that she had taken "dozens" of photos of Amber's bruises over the years.
As you may recall, there was a great deal of backlash over Johnny Depp's casting in The Crimes of Grindelwald.
So much so that some lifelong Harry Potter fans boycotted the film, and some took to calling it "The Crimes of Johnny Depp."
Depp was clearly and openly frustrated that people insisted upon bringing up the serious accusations of domestic violence against him.
Some believe that this is why, in September of 2018, Johnny Depp suddenly made accusations of his own against his ex-wife.
He claimed that Amber had punched him in the face, twice.
Within the 2016 deposition, Amber was asked if she had ever been violent towards Depp.
In 2016, when Amber Heard was asked if she had ever struck, slapped, or thrown an object at Depp, she answered.
She said that she "did her best" to defend herself against her larger, stronger husband during his alleged violent outbursts.
Domestic violence, particularly during a divorce, can be a complicated issue.
Some victims may defend themselves. Some abusers may accuse their victims of having started it all.
With celebrities, waters are further muddied simply because one star's fans may be more outspoken than another's.
As any of us who've viewed any comments sections have discovered to our chagrin, Depp retains many fans who are his ardent defenders.
If none of the evidence made public so far has changed their mind, it seems unlikely that anything in this deposition will
Disney has officially confirmed that they’re moving forward on a new Pirates of the Caribbean movie without Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, the only part of those movies that was at all memorable to anyone. Seriously, what happened in those movies that didn’t involve Johnny Depp? Could you think of a single thing without looking it up? I didn’t think so.
Disney’s president of production Sean Bailey confirmed that the plan is to make a new movie without Depp in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
You’ve hired Deadpool scribes Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick to work on a possible Pirates of the Caribbean reboot. Can Pirates survive without Johnny Depp?
We want to bring in a new energy and vitality. I love the [Pirates] movies, but part of the reason Paul and Rhett are so interesting is that we want to give it a kick in the pants. And that’s what I’ve tasked them with.
To be fair, they could make basically any pirate movie and call it Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s based on a boat ride where some drunk pirates chase women around. All they have to do to succeed here is not try to recreate Johnny Depp’s character and focus on making a good movie that people want to see. But this is Disney we’re talking about so I give them about 50-50 odds here.
This seems to be related to the declining profits on the last Pirates and not based on the eight people declared Depp cancelled after his acrimonious divorce with Amber Heard during which they both accused the other of being abusive. The accusations haven’t hurt Depp’s career, as he just appeared in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and has half a dozen other movies in production or pre-production.
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Ricki Lake is spilling the details of how she lost her virginity.
The host, 50, asked Lake, “Did you lose your virginity on Hairspray or Cry-Baby?”
She replied, “Cry-Baby,” although she added, “Not to Johnny Depp.”
The actress starred in the 1990 film opposite of Depp, 55. The film focused on prim schoolgirl, Alison (Amy Locane) who begins dating a motorcycle-riding bad boy, Cry-Baby (Depp), against her family’s wishes.
Lake told Cohen she lost her virginity to “another actor, a really handsome actor.”
“He was very kind to me, and I was very large,” she said. “I was very happy to get it over with because I was almost 21. He was really sweet. My first time was really a good one.”
During the show, Lake also admitted to having a threesome “within the last 10 years” while playing Ricki Lake or Fake?
A shocked Juliette Lewis, who had to guess if the assumptions were correct, told Lake, “I feel like it’s so true.”
“It’s true,” Lake confirmed.
Lake starred as Pepper Walker in Cry-Baby. In the film, Pepper is a mother of two children while in high school and is expecting her third child as she attempts to help her brother, Cry-Baby (also known as Wade Walker), reunite with his love interest, Alison.
Johnny Depp might have some anger issues. I mean, we’ve all heard the allegations that he was abusive to his ex-wife Amber Heard, herself an alleged domestic abuser, right? Well, Depp got into an incident with the location manager of Depp’s upcoming film City of Lies and now Greg “Rocky” Brooks is suing Depp for punching him in ribs.
Brooks alleges that in April 2017, when the film was shooting under the title Labyrinth in and around the Barclay Hotel in downtown LA, he informed the director Brad Furman that an upcoming take featuring Depp would have to be the last outdoor shot of the night because of legal permits.
The lawsuit says Furman forced Brooks to go beyond his duties and tell Depp himself that shooting had to end. Brooks said he was seeking out the off-duty sheriff’s deputy serving as set security when Depp found him first.
Brooks said Depp smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated as he shouted obscenities then “angrily and forcefully” punched Brooks twice in the rib cage.
Depp then yelled “I will give you one hundred thousand dollars to punch me in the face right now!” at Brooks when he showed little reaction, according to the lawsuit, before the actor’s bodyguards pulled him away.
Brooks said he returned to work the following Monday and was asked by a producer to write and sign a declaration saying he wouldn’t sue over the incident. Brooks says he was fired on the spot when he refused.
Johnny Depp kind of strikes me as a bit of a wuss. I’m pretty sure I could take him in a fight, he’s in his 50s and he’s never looked particularly tough to begin with. Remember when we saw a picture of him without make-up on and thought he was dying? This is not a dude to be afraid of.
Regardless of the fact that Johnny Depp appears to be every bit as physically threatening as present-day Muhammad Ali, Brooks is suing him for causing him physical pain, as well as humiliation, mental pain and wrongful termination. The wrongful termination part seems a lot more believable than being physically injured by Johnny Depp.
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Last week, fans were shocked by photos of Johnny Depp looking gaunt and frail while on tour with his band in Europe.
If you haven't seen the image in question, just imagine what Johnny would look like if he had spent the past few months preparing for a live-action sequel to the Corpse Bride.
Or, ya know ... you can just see for yourself in the pic below:
Look, Depp superfans are a real and terrifying bunch, and we know better than to needlessly provoke them, so before you scroll down to the comments to excoriate us for cracking jokes about a dying man, let us make one thing clear:
Johnny Depp is probably not dying.
In fact, he's probably just fine.
In fact, his reps have already issued a statement claiming that he's losing weight on purpose and is healthier than he's been in years.
But none of that will stop the Australian tabloids from working their readers up into a lather with claims that Depp is on his deathbed.
In case you're not familiar, Aussie tabloids make British tabloids look like freakin' New York Times in terms of journalistic integrity, which is really saying something, as British tabloids have been putting US tabloids to shame in terms of, well, shamelessness for the past couple decades.
Basically, just think of everything Donald Trump has said about the mainstream media in the past two years and know that all of those things are actually true of the Aussie tabloids.
Anyway, one scandal sheet from Down Under has demonstrated an obsession with Johnny's well-being that's matched only by every single Hot Topic clerk on the planet.
In a piece with the admirably restrained and subtle title of “What’s Killing Johnny?” a magazine that's apparently known only as NW claimed that sources close to the actor are deeply concerned that he's on his last (fatally skinny) legs.
“His friends are worried he’s keeping quiet about a serious illness," says an almost certainly made-up "insider."
"It’s well known that he’s a heavy drinker and the fear is his frail appearance could be linked to drugs or booze… or both."
The insider claims that one illness in particular has Johnny fans concerned:
“Many are worried he possibly has liver cancer or something because he’s so skinny and has got, like, no hair now.”
Lol at the claim that "many" people jumped to that same ultra-specific conclusion.
"Johnny's looking slimmer than usual. Must be the liver cancer," cried the masses in unison.
We guess the folks at NW can skate by on a technicality here, as Johnny Depp will almost certainly not live forever, and is thus dying, in a sense.
But if we know Johnny -- and we don't -- he'll be shambling across the stage like the reanimated cadaver of his idol Keith Richards long after everyone has stopped caring or paying attention.
Like the rest of the world, you probably didn’t see 2015’s Black Mass, but it was the last good performance Johnny Depp gave, and certainly his best in over a decade. His new film has the potential to do likewise, depending upon how seriously we’re supposed to take the whole thing.
City of Lies is a new film starring Depp as L.A.P.D. Detective Russell Poole, a man who spent twenty years trying to solve the mystery behind the murders of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur. Forest Whitaker stars as a journalist with a vested interest in the case, who approaches Poole to find out what he knows, and why his findings have been suppressed.
The real Poole died in 2015, though he had always maintained that Suge Knight was behind Biggie’s 1997 death, and that the mogul had sought the help of members of the L.A.P.D. to pull off the drive-by in retaliation for the death of Shakur a year earlier.
This will be a big year for this story, having just been adapted for TV on the USA Network, and starring Westworld and It’s Always Sunny‘s Jimmi Simpson as Poole. Honestly, give me Simpson again in this movie. He looks a lot more like the real Poole than Depp does. City of Lies hits theaters on September 7.
Feng Shui has been a Chinese cultural practice for thousands of years. The practice involves arranging the items in your home, office, or wherever in a manner that encourages a positive energy flow through the room.
People from all types of backgrounds, including some very prominent celebrities, have become familiar with Feng Shui practices, and found ways to integrate the beliefs into their own lives. Check out a few of the most popular celebs we found to be believers in the art of Feng Shui.
Johnny Depp has been a known believer in the power of Feng Shui for years. He owns many different homes all around the world, and they are all built to please his Feng Shui needs. Depp even has his own private Feng Shui expert on the payroll.
Feng Shui and Madonna are two words that will generate numerous responses when searched through Google. Madonna has long been a believer in liberal and spiritual ways of enhancing life, including a strong display of Feng Shui in her multi-million dollar mansion.
Spielberg had his home built to accommodate the arrangement suggestions of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is a strong belief in the particular energies of wind and water. This belief is why you will often see large fountains and water-centered recreation areas around the homes of celebrity believers.
Tommy Hilfiger has been known to incorporate the concepts of Feng Shui in his showroom floor plans and designs. The color and fashion of his clothing designs and the energy put forth in his creativity show that Hilfiger’s Feng Shui is in order.
Bill Gates believes so strongly in the concepts of Feng Shui that he had his multi-million dollar home built from all natural materials to be more coalescent with the surrounding landscape. Bill’s beliefs are clearly leading to something great in his case.
Oprah Winfrey’s belief in the powers of Feng Shui have also treated her right. There’s no one who has experienced more success and prosperity in life than Miss Oprah Winfrey. Not to mention, there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to the aesthetic beauty of every interior design the woman touches.
Richard Branson has been said to use Feng Shui consultants on everything from the placement of the doors in his home to the use of aquariums and fountains. This super millionaire does everything he possibly can to promote success and vitality in his life.
Singer Sting uses Feng Shui to help keep his anger and other detrimental emotions in check. Keeping it copacetic is the main goal, and Sting sure has the ability to get what he wants.
Johnny Depp is in some serious trouble. I think he’s broke?
Back in 2012, The Management Group, the company that managed Depp, loaned him $5 million because he was hurting for cash. That explains why he kept making the pirate movies. Depp has yet to repay the money and even sued TMG for $25 million for fraud earlier this year. TMG has now decided to hit Depp with a “judicial foreclosure,” which means Depp has to pay back the money or authorities are going to start snatching up items from his five Los Angeles homes before they are sold.
There’s a lot of information in Deadline’s report, but here are the highlights:
*Depp spent more than he made in most years. Those hats aren’t cheap, you know.
*TMG loaned him money in 2012 to “save him from public embarrassment.”
*Depp paid back part of the money, but still owes around $4.5 million. So really, he didn’t pay back shit.
*Depp not only sued TMG earlier this year, he sued his ex-lawyer for $30 million last month. No wonder he’s broke. He keeps spending millions on lawyers to sue people for more millions.
*The trial won’t start until August 2018. By then you won’t even remember this is a story.
My favorite line of the story, that pretty much sums up why Depp might be broke, is that he spent $3 million to shoot the ashes of Hunter S. Thompson out of a cannon in 2005. That’s either a sign that you have too much money or a sign that you spend too much money.
Does this man not have a financial advisor? If so, Depp should probably sue him as well for giving him a lot of bad information over the years.
Get ready for another shitty Pirates movie in 2019 after Depp spends millions fighting all these cases and losing his homes. If you thought Jack Sparrow was rough looking in the last one, just wait until he’s a homeless pirate drifting in the sea.
Some breakups are pretty amicable and the two parties remain friends.
But others? Well.... others are less than amicable.
Click through the following photos and stories to remember the splits that resulted in anger, bitterness and many mean social media posts:
1. Taylor Swift & Calvin Harris
2. Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
3. Kailyn Lory & Javi Marroquin
4. Madonna & Sean Penn
5. Matt Damon & Minnie Driver
6. Kim Kardashian & Kris Humphries
On Thursday, which incidentally was the same day court documents with fresh evidence suggesting actor Johnny Depp abused his ex-wife Amber Heard surfaced, Depp said to crowds at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?”
He first qualified the failed attempt at dark humor that is so characteristic of him by saying, “This is going to be in the press, and it will be horrible.”
If you knew it was going to “be horrible,” why’d you have to go on and say it, anyway? Oh, right, because you’re Johnny-freaking-Depp.
So far, the comment has not sat well, least of all with President Donald Trump who, just weeks ago, was the subject of another “joke” gone too far, when comedian Kathy Griffin posted a photo of herself holding what appeared to be Trump’s severed head.
The Trump White House has called Depp’s comment “sad,” and a White House official released this statement:
“President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and its sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead. I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a democrat elected official.”
Additionally, the Secret Service has stated that it is aware of Depp’s comment, CNN reports. “For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities,” a statement from the Secret Service says.
Violent threats against a sitting U.S. president, even if made in jest, are always shocking. But from Depp, who, if accusations by his ex-wife are to be believed, is a very violent man — maybe less so.
According to Heard, who, in 2016, produced a photo of herself with a bruised face, as well as some in Depp’s management team, Depp on numerous occasions kicked, hit, and threw things at Heard.
And he walked away from it all pretty unscathed, going on to star in blockbusters and, as one does, to attend British film festivals and threaten to kill the president. But, hey, of all people, Trump should know — “when you’re a star, they let you do it!”
Celebrity domestic violence occurs even in the most seemingly-stable relationships.
Hollywood violence knows no gender, age, or reason, and some of these allegations are gonna curl your toes.
Who dragged his partner with a car? Who beat someone's face in so badly she needed to be hospitalized? Whose own mother and sister accused this superstar, award-winning actor of physical abuse?
Things are about to get real deep and dark in here, so we hope you have a flashlight, a blanket, and a box of tissues, because ugh.
Also, hey, can someone remind these asshats that violence is never the answer?
That could be pretty helpful, all things considered.
1. Chris Brown
2. Johnny Depp
3. Columbus Short
4. Joe Budden
5. Bobby Brown
6. Sean Penn
Universal Pictures wants to belly up to the table with Marvel Studios and DC/Warner. Their plan? The “Dark Universe”: A series of monster movies that will fall under an umbrella. They plan to have actors appear in each other’s movies like Marvel and DC does. The list includes Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp. There’s even noise about bringing Dwayne Johnson aboard.
Cruise is going to be the canary in the coal mine, starring in a remake of The Mummy, because enough time has passed since the Brendan Fraser years. If that hauls in enough money, then full speed ahead. The movies will center around the Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyll, Frankenstein, and the Bride of Frankenstein.
At first glance, it’s not a terrible idea for Universal. We, as a country, seem to love franchises. There was the whole build-up to The Avengers, now DC is trying to do the same with Justice League, though without the whole “fun superheroes” part.
I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but Depp seems incapable of making a profitable movie unless he plays Captain Jack Sparrow
Yes, yes, we know… you’re supposed to be the antithesis of Marvel, but I remember even the super-serious Batman comics having at least SOME humor in it. People seem to have hope for Wonder Woman, but we’ll see. That leaves us with Universal’s gambit here with the “Dark Universe” series.
I don’t know if anyone has noticed, but Depp seems incapable of making a profitable movie unless he plays Captain Jack Sparrow. For some reason, I don’t think he’s going to be able to play Sparrow as an invisible man. “Ooooh. You can’t see me. You can’t see me!” “No. But I can hear you due to your incessant talking and drunken walking. You also keep knocking things over.” “Uh-oh.”
Also, the rest of the movies seem to be leaning heavily on older actors who might be past their “Carry a Franchise” expiration date. Quick, tell me the last hit movie that Russell Crowe, Javier Bardem, and Angelina Jolie starred in? This could be like a baseball team signing a bunch of aging players to enormous contracts based on their previous performances. You know, like the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim…
One thing that might help Universal – they aren’t going to have to have a huge budget for every movie. There’s no need to shell out the GNP of some small countries for each film. The problem is, if they do assemble these characters in a single movie like The Avengers and Justice League, there’s the risk of it turning out to be another League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and we know how THAT turned out.
Yeah, not even Sean Connery could save that flaming pile of garbage. Another problem: They might have to rename this whole thing since Warner/DC was thinking of doing a “Dark Universe” series of comics and Justice League movie tie-in. Oops. Well, we’ll see what Universal thinks up. This will probably wind up in the pile of “Good idea, wrong people, wrong time”. I don’t think Depp, Cruise, Jolie, Crowe and Bardem are going to mind, though. They’re going to get their money, no matter what. The rest will be left in the dark.
Can we please forget about Johnny Depp already?
He’s gone from a quirky and cool actor and artist to a banrupt weirdo that abuses women, can’t be bothered to show up or remember lines for the roles he gets paid millions for, and is just all around a fucking dick.
According to Pirates franchise screenwriter Terry Rossio, Johnny Depp was against being in a film with a female villain because they are redundant.
Because apparently banking off the exact same gay Keith Richards impression he’s been doing for ten years is fine, but female villains are “overdone.”
The Independent reports that Rossio said his Pirates 5 script was shelved for a bizarre reason.
“My version of Dead Men Tell No Tales [the US title for Pirates 5] was set aside because it featured a female villain, and Johnny Depp was worried that would be redundant to Dark Shadows, which also featured a female villain.”
In a world where half our most bankable stars are interchangeable buff white dudes named Chris, suggesting that a female character is a gimmick and there should only be one in the entire commercial cinematic landscape at a time is fucking dumb.
I really don’t want to hear about any more of Johnny Depp’s opinions.
During an interview with BBC, Chastain was asked about her line memorization technique, considering that it’s apparently so hard. Way too hard for Johnny Depp, who makes millions a film and has all of his lines fed to him through an earpiece like that one Spongebob Squarepants episode.
She replied that her technique is “working hard” and rolled her eyes so far back they probably tickled her brain stem.
According to Someecards, Johnny Depp’s method for nailing it on the set of Pirates 5 involved forcing hundreds of extras and the cast and crew to wait around for hours until he could be bothered to wake up.
I’m so over Johnny Depp.