Hollywood Vampires’ Johnny Depp Admits Amber Heard Case Damaged His Career
Hollywood Vampires guitarist and famous actor Johnny Depp recently spoke to Sunday Times. He shared some details about the lawsuit between him and his ex-wife Amber Heard that have sparked a Hollywood boycott and seriously damaged his acting career.
As you may recall, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got married in 2015, but their marriage was short-lived. Heard filed for divorce in May 2016 and claimed that Depp had been verbally and physically abusive throughout their relationship. However, Depp denied the accusations saying that Heard was a gold digger.
After these accusations, Depp and Heard’s divorce turned into a legal battle that seriously damaged the actor’s career who was labeled a ‘wife-beater.’ Although Depp defended himself and claimed his partner was abusive too, he still faced a great backlash. Thus, his projects started getting canceled almost immediately.
Initially, he was asked to resign from his role in ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ his then-new film, and the director of ‘Minamata’ decided not to release the movie in the US. During his first interview since the beginning of the legal battle, Johnny Depp admitted that his career was damaged due to Heard’s accusing him of being verbally and physically abusive and defined his situation as an absurd experience.
Johnny Depp said in his interview that:
“This affects those in ‘Minamata’ and people who experience similar things and for anything… For Hollywood’s boycott of, erm, me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?
Whatever I’ve gone through, I’ve gone through but, ultimately, this particular arena of my life has been so absurd…“
Thus, it is clear that Depp will continue to deny Heard’s allegations by claiming that she is a gold digger. However, it also seems like some of the directors and production companies will insist on not casting Depp in their projects until this matter gets resolved.