‘The Santa Clause’ Star Sides With Amber Heard, Bashes Johnny Depp For Trial

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Many celebrities and actors are speaking out regarding the ongoing Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation trial, which is taking place in a Fairfax, Virginia courtroom.

Now, The Santa Claus star, David Krumholtz, is speaking out and had some brutal things to say about Johnny Depp.

tim allen and David Krumholtz in the santa claus
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Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife, Amber Heard, 35, (Aquaman (2018), The Rum Diary (2011), Drive Angry Piper (2011), and more) for defamation after she wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post, where she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”

Ms. Heard is countersuing Mr. Depp, claiming that he “defamed her when his former lawyer released statements saying her allegations of abuse were a hoax.”

After losing to The Sun in a libel lawsuit case in November 2021, Depp has gone back to court for a defamation case, taking place in Virginia, claiming that Heard isn’t telling the truth and has ruined his career.

Now, actor David Krumholtz, who is known for his role as Bernard in The Santa Clause, is speaking out regarding the case.

amber heard (left) and johnny depp (right) in formalwear on bighorn red carpet
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Krumholtz previously worked alongside Ms. Heard on the 2011 series The Playboy Club. He is now weighing in on the trial, giving his opinion on the incident at hand.

The actor posted to his Instagram Stories, according to reports, saying that he believes Heard is an abuse victim as Depp has known drug and alcohol use, which have contributed to Depp’s alleged behavior.

Krumholtz also stated that he believes Mr. Depp is suing Ms. Heard as a way to avoid owning up to his own “addiction issues.”

“Amber Heard is a victim of abuse by Johnny Depp. Don’t ya just love his work? Isn’t he handsome? Heard he’s a sweetheart! Captain Jack Sparrow!!! Drugs and alcohol turn men into monsters… I believe Amber Heard… She is not innocent. But she IS a victim. Johnny Depp’s smugness during the trial is sickening… I worked with Amber Heard. She is not psychotic. She is brilliant and strong and got caught up in bulls***. She made a mistake. Why is Johnny suing her? Because he has not owned up to his raging addiction issues.”

David Krumholtz in the santa claus
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Johnny Depp, is arguably one of the best-known versatile actors in Hollywood. He has starred in a wide variety of films including Sweeney Todd (2007), Alice in Wonderland (2010), Secret Window (2004), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), 21 Jump Street (2012), The Lone Ranger (2003), Public Enemies (2009), and more.

Depp is best known in the Disney community for playing the iconic role of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Depp played Jack Sparrow in all five Pirates of the Caribbean films, including Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003), Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007), Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).

Due to Heard’s allegations, Depp’s career has taken a few hits. Warner Bros.’ The Fantastic Beasts franchise dropped Depp and recast him with Madds Mikkelson. Disney also fired Depp from his iconic role of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow
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However, Krumholtz disagrees with this and went on to say that Depp did not lose his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean 6 because of his own drug and alcohol abuse and not because of Heard’s domestic violence accusations.

“The reason Johnny Depp lost career opportunities is because he was a total mess. Disney etc… doesn’t care what Amber accused him of. He ruined his public image by being a severe drug abuser and drunk.”

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow
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The Depp vs Heard trial continues today in Fairfax, Virginia. Reports are coming in that Johnny Depp will be called by the defense as a witness on Monday.

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