Hollywood star Johnny Depp has fallen out favor with the leisure trade after he misplaced the authorized battle in opposition to a British tabloid.
In the aftermath of the courtroom ruling in London, the “Public Enemies” star was requested by Warner Bros to resign from his function from the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
With celebrities distancing themselves from Johnny Depp, the actor has discovered an unlikely supporter in an actress who was one of many first girls to return out in opposition to film mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Asia Argento, an Italian actress who was one of many first girls to publicly accuse Weinstein of sexual assault, left supporters of the #MeToo motion scratching their heads together with her newest transfer.
Story is that she was amongst tens of millions of people that authorized of Johnny Depp’s current assertion about his resignation from “Fantastic Beasts” film franchise days after shedding a libel case in Britain in opposition to a tabloid that branded him a “wife beater.”
The “XXX” actress’s like on Depp’s Instagram assertion left folks guessing whether or not she helps the Hollywood star in opposition to the “Aquaman” actress.
The motion took off three years in the past, prompted by accusations of sexual misconduct in opposition to Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Asia Argento informed the New Yorker final 12 months that the highly effective Hollywood producer sexually abused her.
Johnny Depp, writing on Instagram, stated that AT&T Inc’s Warner Bros film studio had requested him to depart his function as villain Gellert Grindelwald. “I have respected and agreed to that request,” he stated.
Warner Bros stated in an announcement that Depp “will depart the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise,” and that his function could be recast.
Depp not too long ago resumed manufacturing on the third movie within the spinoff from “Harry Potter” creator J.Ok. Rowling. Warner Bros stated on Friday its launch date had been pushed again to summer season 2022 from November 2021.
His exit marked a comparatively uncommon transfer by Hollywood to recast an actor on moral grounds.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star had sued the publishers of the Sun newspaper after it stated he had been violent towards former spouse Amber Heard, 34. The newspaper additionally questioned his casting within the Fantastic Beasts franchise.