You probably know the story: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s turbulent relationship led the couple into a chaotic divorce that brought to light allegations of domestic violence against the actor. After losing a libel suit in the UK against a newspaper that called him a “wife beater”, the interpreter has faced backing from the industry and for the first time speaks about what he calls “the culture of cancellation. ”.
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During his also controversial participation in the San Sebastian Festival, actor Johnny Depp finally spoke about the treatment he has been given in Hollywood after his legal dispute over the accusations against him. According to Deadline, for him no one is safe from being a victim of the “injustice” that he perceives has befallen him and that part of our rush to judge:
It can be seen as a fact of history that has lasted all this time, the culture of cancellation, that instant rush to judge based on what is essentially dirty air. It’s so out of control now that I can promise you that no one is safe. None of you, no one outside these doors. No one is safe. It only takes a prayer to finish it all, the rug is pulled out from underfoot. It hasn’t just happened to me, it has happened to a lot of people. It happens to women and men. There are children who have suffered various types of discomfort. Sadly, they begin to think that it is normal, that it is their fault, when it is not.
Depp (Young Scissorhands, Dead Man, Who Does Gilbert Grape Love? – 89%), after losing the lawsuit, he was fired from the saga of Fantastic beasts and where to find them as Grindelwald, despite having signed for numerous installments and having started work on the third. Likewise, his most recent film, Minamata – 35%, has seen its premiere frozen and the director himself has accused the studio of trying to prevent its release under the pretext of the pandemic.
While the concept of the “cancellation culture” is hotly debated, as you cannot literally cancel a person, there are those who think, like Depp, that social media has hindered discussions on complicated topics. He has repeatedly denied being abusive to Heard, but the court ruled otherwise. Has this affected the actor? Yes, in the ways we mentioned, but on the other hand he appeared at this event, to which he was invited to see his career celebrated, without major problem.
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What is a fact is that the actor is not going to allow his reputation to continue to be that of an abusive husband. Thus, it was only last month that Depp filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife for a Washington Post article in which she spoke of having escaped from an abusive relationship, which he considers to be part of the defamation of him. The case will go to trial in Virginia, United States, in April 2022.
For now, Depp is not linked to any project but given that European cinema has been much kinder to actors and directors who have been expelled from Hollywood, such as Kevin Spacey and Roman Polanski, perhaps his appearance in San Sebastián will have a door. before, next year, the lawsuit takes over the headlines again.
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