Johnny Depp Fans Respond to Amber Heard’s Revenge

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard was the trial of a lifetime. It had salacious details, A-list celebrities, rumors, gossip, drug abuse, defamation, and even defecation claims. Throughout the ups and downs of the trial and media circus, people’s perceptions of both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard shifted, as did their views of the relationship.

Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial

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The Lawsuits

The defamation trial, launched by Johnny Depp for $50 million and countered with a $100 million claim by ex-wife Amber Heard, resulted from Heard’s Op-Ed in The Washington Post, where she documented her experience as the survivor of domestic abuse.

Amber Heard alleged that the Pirates of the Caribbean star repeatedly assaulted her and often broke down in sobs during her testimony.

Johnny Depp Amber Heard Trial

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Depp, meanwhile, alleged that Heard was the aggressor in the relationship and that he would try to retreat whenever she became violent. The couple had made audio recordings of their arguments during their marriage, and each side played clips during the trial.

The jury found Heard essentially guilty of defaming Depp in Fairfax County, Virginia, last summer. Depp was also found guilty of defaming Heard through his former lawyer Adam Waldman. Damages were dealt in their majority to the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

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The Aftermath

As a result of the allegations, rumors, and drama surrounding the two stars, Johnny Depp was dropped from the Harry Potter spinoff series Fantastic Beasts, and he lost his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in The Walt Disney Company’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. Although Disney kept the animatronic Jack Sparrow on their popular attraction, there was little interest in keeping him in the film series.

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean

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There was also talk of Amber Heard losing her role as Mera in the Aquaman series. But despite losing the battle of public opinion, she appears to have landed on her feet. The actress has managed to maintain her role in the DC universe opposite Jason Momoa, as made clear in the Aquaman 2 trailer that was recently released.

Social Media Backlash

Many fans of Johnny Depp were notably upset by this news. They took to social media and got #JusticeForJohnnyDepp trending on Twitter.

Whatever happens regarding Amber Heard’s career, she will never have a spot on Disneyland’s or the Magic Kingdom’s Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

Pirates of the Caribbean Johnny Depp

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)