Johnny Depp recently lost his libel case against The Sun, after the British publication had accused the renowned actor of being a “wife beater” in a coverage regarding his abuse towards ex-wfe Amber Heard.
And just as the world already knew that the consequences of losing this case were soon to come, Depp recently revealed that he had been asked to resign from the cast of the movie “Fantastic Beasts”.
This “Harry Potter” spinoff is currently filming its third movie, and Depp was to reprise the character Gellert Grindelwald. However, while the series has plans to create another two movies as well, the award winning actor shared a post on Instagram revealing that Warner Bros. had unfortunately asked him to resign from the production.
Depp’s typewritten message on Instagram began with the statement, “In light of recent events, I would like to make the following short statement.”
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star then went on to explain the reason behind why he decided to leave the cast of “Fantastic Beasts”.
“I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and I have respected and agreed to that request,” stated the Hollywood A-lister.
“The surreal judgement of the court in the U.K. will not change my fight to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal,” added Depp. “My resolve remains strong and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false. My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time.”
The 57-year-old actor also thanked everyone who expressed their love and support towards him during these trying times. It is, without a doubt, a heartbreaking time for fans all around the world to see one of their favourite actors being taken off screen.
Depp’s talents have brought immense joy, love and entertainment towards all those who have watched him play some of the best roles in the history of film. We await the results of the appealed case and hope there will be a just outcome.