If you’ve been following the ongoing legal battle between actor Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard, you are probably well aware of the drama that has occurred since Depp lost his libel case against U.K. News Group Newspaper publication, The Sun, in the fall of 2020.
Justice Andrew Nicol presided over the proceedings in the U.K. High Court.
In the Sun article, Heard alleged that Depp had engaged in domestic violence against her on multiple occasions — she even accused the Jack Sparrow actor of holding her “hostage” during a Pirates of the Caribbean shoot in Australia during their marriage.
Depp himself, Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman, and even his exes Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder have all denied the abuse allegations vehemently. Nonetheless, the actor lost both of his most famous roles at the moment — Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Gellert Grindelwald in Warner Bros. Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts franchise.
Ironically, even though Heard has admitted to engaging in violence against Depp as well, she is currently still employed by Warner Bros. — and even recently began shooting Aquaman 2, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, in London alongside Jason Momoa.
Depp has garnered massive online support from his many loyal fans. The #JusticeForJohnnyDepp hashtag has gone viral and, now, it seems that one Johnny Depp fan is taking action against Warner Bros. at their U.K. office.
A banner was laid out at the entrance of Warner Bros.’ Leavesden, U.K. studios. It was placed by YouTuber UnboxPHD, who posted numerous videos about the #JusticeForJohnnyDepp movement.
This particular poster has two large photos — one of Amber Heard and one of Johnny Depp — with “Employed” written under Heard’s face and “Fired” written under Depp’s.
UnboxPHD shared a video of the banner on his YouTube channel:
CinemaBlend noted that the Johnny Depp supporter was briefly detained by police upon placing the banner, but was ultimately allowed to leave the movie studio’s premises:
Upon the YouTuber placing the sign on the Warner Bros lot, police questioned him and later allowed him to continue to display the sign. Initially, Warner Bros staff were asked to not take pictures of the banner, but the restriction was later “retracted” by the Watford Observer. According to the YouTuber, who has amassed close to 13,000 subscribers, he spoke to WB employees on the lot, some of whom were on Johnny Depp’s side.
Depp and Heard’s next court date for their continuing $50 million civil lawsuit in the United States is set to be heard by a Virginia judge in April 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Heard is attempting to get the defamation lawsuit thrown out, but nothing has yet been officially determined by U.S. authorities.
At this time, it does not seem likely that we’ll see Depp return to his iconic role as a pirate, but Disney has not officially confirmed casting information for Pirates 6 at this time.
What do you think about this #JusticeForJohnnyDepp supporter being detained by police?