Johnny Depp, who played Grindelwald in the film franchise Fantastic Beasts, has resigned from Warner Bros. The actor issued an official ‘short’ statement sharing the news after the UK court passed the judgement in the 16-day trial that he is a ‘wife-beater'. Depp recently lost the libel court case against newspaper The Sun and ex-wife Amber Heard. Reportedly, the London High Court ruled out that the Fantastic Beasts star is indeed a ‘wife-beater’ after his ex-wife, Heard claimed that Depp hit her 14 times during their abusive relationship.
On Instagram, Johnny Depp released an official ‘short’ statement that was signed by him. The statement dated November 6, London, read, “In light of recent events, I would like to make the following short statement. Firstly, I’d like to thank everybody who has gifted me with their support and loyalty. I have been humbled and moved by your many messages of love and concern, particularly over the last few days. Secondly, I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected and agreed to that request. Finally, I wish to say this. The surreal judgement of the court in the U.K. will not change my right to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal. My resolve remains strong and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false. My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time. Thank you for reading. Sincerely, Johnny Depp.”
Take a look at the post made by Johnny Depp below:
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp mentioned in his short statement that he plans to appeal and said that the ‘surreal’ judgement of the UK court will not change his right, to tell the truth. The actor thanked his fans for the immense support and love and mentioned that he intends to prove that the allegations against him are false.Also Read: Johnny Depp A WIFE BEATER; LOSES Court Case Against Ex-Wife Amber Heard And Newspaper Who Called Him That
Johnny Depp was suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the paper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, at the High Court in London. He was suing the publication over an April 2018 article, which called him a ‘wife-beater.’ Speaking of Depp and Amber Heard, they met on the sets of 2011 film The Rum Diary and tied the knot in 2015. Their divorce is said to be one of the most controversial divorces in Hollywood.
Image source: Instagram/Johnny Depp
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