After five installments of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, Johnny Depp starred in each film of the franchise, however, after the publication of Amber Heard’s article in the Washington Post, the actor’s fame plummeted. Now the star has decided to speak after four years of that text, and explain why Disney fired him.
When Disney began production of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 6’, rumors began to circulate that the company no longer wanted Johnny Depp to play Jack Sparrow anymore, given the entire legal situation between the actor and Amber Heard, who accused him of abuse, and The Sun newspaper branded him a “wife beater.”
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The trial of Johnny Depp who sues Amber Heard for alleged defamation in the Virginia court in the United States is currently taking place, where last Wednesday, April 20, in an interrogation, the actor how it was that Disney finally withdrew it of the cast of the next ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.
It had been two years of constant talk around the world about me being this wife beater. So I’m sure Disney was trying to cut ties to be safe. The #MeToo movement was in full swing at the time.”
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Amber Heard’s lawyer, Ben Rottenborn, mentioned the article published in October 2018 in the Daily Mail, where it was confirmed that Depp had been fired and left “out as Jack Sparrow” from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 6’. This meant that even before the actress published the famous article about her, Disney had already fired the actor.
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Johnny Depp’s response was: “I wasn’t aware of that, but I’m not surprised.” In this regard, Heard’s lawyer questioned Depp if Disney offered him to return to the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ franchise, would he accept for the amount of $ 300 million dollars? The answer was resounding, and he denied that at some point he would accept it again.
The divorce that occurred in May 2016 between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard caused the entire film industry to take a side. However, the current trial has polarized fans and supporters of the case. For Depp, in addition to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, he also lost the opportunity to continue in ‘Fantastic Animals’, and other Warner productions.
While Amber Heard was able to continue with her work normally, despite the fact that the fans asked for her dismissal from ‘Aquaman 2’. The legal process between the two actors will continue to take place for the next 4 or 5 weeks approximately, and can be seen from anywhere in the world on Court TV on its YouTube channel.
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