Johnny Depp Resigns From “Fantastic Monsters” Movies

Johnny Depp has actually been forced to leave the upcoming third Wonderful Monsters movie after losing his libel case including claims of attack made by ex-wife Amber Heard

” First of all, I want to thank everyone who has talented me with their support and commitment,” the star, who played Grindelwald in the Harry Potter prequels, began a statement on Instagram Nov. 6. “I have been humbled and moved by your lots of messages of love and concern, especially over the last couple of days. Second of all, I want to let you know that I have actually been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my function as Grindelwald in Great Beasts and I have respected and accepted that demand.”

” Lastly, I wish to state this.

Warner Bros. the studio behind the franchise, released a declaration of its own. ” We thank Johnny for his deal with the films to date,” the message read. “ Wonderful Beasts 3 is presently in production, and the function of Gellert Grindelwald will be modified. The movie will debut in theaters worldwide in the summer of 2022.”

Depp had actually taken legal action against the U.K.-based News Group Newspapers over a 2018 The Sun short article that claimed he had actually acted violently towards Heard On Monday, Nov. 2, a British High Court judge ruled that The Sun‘s claims, which labeled Depp a “wife beater,” were “significantly real,” dismissing the star’s libel claim.

Depp has repeatedly denied all accusations that he assaulted or abused the actress, claiming she was the one who attacked him. Heard said in her testament she punched Depp in 2015 due to the fact that she feared he would press her sister downstairs. He also implicated the starlet of tossing a vodka bottle at him during an argument, severing the pointer of his finger. Heard declared Depp threw bottles at her “like grenades or bombs” which she “just tossed things to get away Johnny when he was beating me up.”

His lawyer said in a declaration that the ruling versus the star in the libel case was “as perverse as it is overwelming,” and has actually promised to appeal.

Depp’s attorney said, “Many uncomfortable is the Judge’s reliance on the statement of Amber Heard, and matching neglect of the mountain of counter-evidence from policeman, medical practitioners, her own previous assistant, other undisputed witnesses and a selection of documentary evidence which totally undermined the accusations, point by point.”

Lester Cohen/Amanda Edwards/WireImage

Heard initially openly accused Depp of domestic abuse when she applied for divorce in 2016 and filed a restraining order against him. She later dismissed it as part of a $7 million divorce settlement.

Depp and Heard are presently in the midst of another court fight over her claims against him. In 2019, he filed a $50 million defamation suit in Virginia versus the actress after she wrote a Washington Post op-ed illustrating herself as a domestic abuse victim, without calling Depp. The case is pending.

In reaction to the claim, Heard’s lawyer said in a statement in 2019, “This unimportant action is simply the most recent of Johnny Depp’s duplicated efforts to silence Amber Heard. She will not be silenced. Mr. Depp’s actions prove he is not able to accept the truth of his continuous violent habits. While he appears hell-bent on accomplishing self destruction, we will dominate in beating this groundless suit and ending the continued disgusting harassment of my customer by Mr. Depp and his legal team.”

Watch Daily Pop weekdays at 11 a.m., just on E!


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here