Is Johnny Depp’s Career Ruined?

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Jerome- Johnny Depp, an American actor, lost a libel case against the Sun Newspaper in London. Sun Newspaper was claiming that he is a “wife beater” and that he beat his ex-wife Amber Heard. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard first met on the set of “The Rum Diary” in 2011. Then, in February of 2015, Depp and Heard got married. But in 2017, the divorce that was filed by Heard was finalized. From the BBC News website the abuse went from 2013-2016. According to The New York Times News, the first time Depp assaulted Heard was in 2013, before their marriage. Heard said that he hit her three times after having a discussion about one of Depp’s tattoos. His tattoo originally said “Winona Forever”. The tattoo was about his former partner, Winona Ryder. But, Depp changed it to “Wino Forever” instead.

According to The Guardian.com, 12 of the 14 incidents of assault reported by Heard the judge found the allegations proved. We talked to one of the administrative staff members from Voices Against Violence in Twin Falls Idaho. She told us her thoughts about domestic violence and sexual assault on women. When asked why she thinks the crime rate against women and girls increases day by day and if there are any solutions she said, “I think right now with the pandemic going on it’s definitely increased domestic violence probably world wide. This is due to being sorta stuck at home with their abusers with less options to get out to seek help. The best solution for that is information, sharing information about domestic violence, and sharing resource numbers through social media. Things like that let domestic violence survivors know that even during this pandemic even during this kinda craziness going on in the world right now, there is still help out there and we have a way to work around different things that’s going on with the coronavirus.” 

According to Sasha Wass, a lawyer representing the British newspaper, said that Johnny Depp’s violence was because of his dislike towards Heard’s independence. Also because of Depp’s alcohol and drug use. Wass stated that “He may not even have been aware of the extent of his violence and terrifying behavior.” The not bringing awareness was caused by the many substances that Depp would use.

Because of Johnny Depp’s actions, his career started to go downhill. He was also still in the last “Pirates of the Carribean”. Which was, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. Then right after that he was fired by Disney. According to the Sun Newspaper, they urged J.K Rowling to remove Depp from the movie series “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. But Depp was casted before the public knew about his relationship with Amber Heard. So, he was still kept in the series.