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Judge sides with Johnny Depp: ACLU must reveal if Amber Heard donated $7M divorce settlement

Johnny Depp has notched a victory in his lengthy legal battle against ex-wife Amber Heard.

A New York judge has partially granted a petition from the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star to determine if Heard donated the entirety of her $7 million divorce settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union and to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as she pledged.

As a result of the ruling, the ACLU must release documents that confirm whether or not Heard followed through on the donation promise, which has become a point of contention in the former couple’s legal saga.

“Mr. Depp is most gratified by the Court’s decision,” Depp’s attorney Benjamin Chew said in a statement to USA TODAY.

USA TODAY has reached out to Heard’s attorney and to the ACLU for comment.

Johnny Depp has notched a victory in his lengthy legal battle against ex-wife Amber Heard.

In November, Depp lost a libel lawsuit in London against the publisher of The Sun tabloid, which had labeled him a “wife beater” in a 2018 headline after Heard accused him of abuse in Los Angeles in 2016 as they were ending their short, volatile marriage. The case pitted Depp against a powerful tabloid and its editor, with Heard as their star witness.

In March, Depp was refused an appeal after his lawyer Andrew Caldecott argued that Heard’s donation pledge was a “calculated and manipulative lie” that “tipped the scales against Mr. Depp from the very beginning.”

Caldecott also alleged one of Heard‘s intended charitable beneficiaries, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, wrote to Depp’s business adviser in 2019 saying Heard had not made any payments.

Lawyers for The Sun’s publisher rejected the arguments in court in March, saying Heard did not lie about the donations because she was pledging to pay the sums over 10 years. She had made “a number of payments already in pursuance of these pledges,” said Adam Wolanski, representing News Group Newspapers.

The High Court ruling came after a three-week circus-like trial in July, during which Depp and Heard both took the stand and both were damaged by lurid testimony about drinking, drug use, fighting and room-trashing. The judge ruled that “the great majority” of Heard’s claims of abuse, as presented by the tabloid’s publisher in its defense, were mostly true.

Proceedings now move to Virginia, where a separate case arose after Heard published a column in the Washington Post in December 2018, proclaiming herself a victim of domestic abuse and suggesting, without actually using his name, that Depp was the alleged abuser. Three months later, Depp filed a lawsuit in Fairfax County (where the Post is printed) seeking $50 million and accusing his ex-wife of defaming him with “hoax” allegations of domestic abuse.

Heard shot back by filing more than 300 pages of documents in Virginia, expanding on the abuse allegations she lodged against Depp during their divorce in 2016, claiming Depp regularly beat her up before she married him in 2015 and continued to do so during their 18-month marriage.

In her Virginia filing, Heard attached multiple pages of photos of herself with bruises on her face, scars on her arms and hair allegedly torn from her head, plus pictures of wrecked rooms – broken glass and overturned furniture – that she says Depp inflicted on their home. She included screenshots of dozens of text messages describing these incidents at the time and excerpts of her divorce deposition describing shocking abuse.

But Depp went a step further in the Virginia case in May 2019, saying that “while mixing prescription amphetamines and non-prescription drugs with alcohol,” Heard “hit, punched and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me.”

As evidence, he submitted a photo of his black and puffy eyes and scratches. The actor also detailed an alleged attack by Heard one month after their marriage in Australia during his described efforts to get Heard to sign a post-nuptial agreement. Depp said the conversation resulted in the severing of his fingertip from a shattered glass bottle thrown by his then-wife.

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Johnny Depp loses bid to appeal UK court ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard

A British court on Thursday refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal a judge’s ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard.

Two Court of Appeal judges said the Hollywood star cannot challenge the High Court’s rejection of his libel lawsuit against publisher of The Sun newspaper for labeling him a “wife beater” in an article.

The justices, James Dingemans and Nicholas Underhill, said the earlier court hearing was “full and fair” and the trial judge’s conclusions “have not been shown even arguably to be vitiated by any error of approach or mistake of law.”

They concluded that “the appeal has no real prospect of success and that there is no other compelling reason for it to be heard.”

High Court Justice Andrew Nicol ruled in November that allegations against Depp, made in a April 2018 article, were “substantially true.” The judge ruled that Depp, 57, assaulted Heard, 34, on a dozen occasions and put her in fear for her life three times.

‘Aquaman 2’ producer responds to fan pressure about Amber Heard’s removal

There has been quite some chatter regarding Hollywood star Amber Heard’s dismissal from Aquaman 2, amidst her ongoing war with ex-husband Johnny Depp over domestic abuse allegations.

During an interview with Deadline, producer of the film, Peter Safran shot down all claims of Heard being sacked from the project due to the controversy.

“I don’t think that we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure. You gotta do what you feel is best for the movie. We felt that if it’s James Wan and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was,” he said.

“Listen, one is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn’t mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes,” he shared.

“You have to do what you feel is right for the film, and that’s really where we landed on it,” he added.

Aquaman 2 Producer Responds To Petition For Amber Heard’s Removal As Mera

Aquaman 2 Updates: Aquaman producer Peter Safran recently responded to the petition going around for the removal of Amber Heard as Mera.

The DC Extended Universe has a lot of upcoming projects currently in production. Among those projects is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom which will be directed by James Wan and will see the return of Jason Momoa in the titular role. While the fans of Aquaman and the DC Universe are excited to see the sequel, there has been some controversy surrounding actress Amber Heard who plays the role of Mera in the film.

There has been a petition going around for the removal of Heard from the Aquaman sequel. Heard has been in the headlines quite frequently for a couple of years because of her legal battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp. Following the legal suit, Depp was fired from some major film franchises. Now some moviegoers have started this petition for Heard to be met with the same judgment.

However, in a recent statement, Aquaman producer Peter Safran clarified their stance on the petition. He said that the team would not be reacting to fan pressure and would do whatever is best for the film. He confirmed that James Wan would be directing the film starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard.

Aquaman 2: Petition For Amber Heard’s Removal

He admitted that he is aware of the petition and whatever is happening in the Twitter-verse but that doesn’t mean that they would have to react to it and come under fan pressure. The team would be doing what’s best for the film.

Now there is no doubt that Amber Heard would return as Mera in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The James Wan-directed film will see the return of the original cast and a few newcomers. Peter Safran’s statement should be enough to clear all the chatter and rumors going about Mera. Some fans even made fan art imagining Emilia Clarke as Mera and it has been revolving around the internet but it seems that it would not be an eventuality.

The talks of removing Amber Heard from the Aquaman sequel started when Johnny Depp was fired from the role of Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3. Depp and Heard’s legal battle took a turn when a recording surfaced which evidently portrays Heard’s abusive nature towards Depp.

The petition to remove Heard was organized by moviegoers who believed that Heard should be met with the same justice as Depp. The petition managed to collect more than a million signatures. However, Heard’s team kept insisting that the actress would star as Mera in Aquaman 2, which has now been confirmed.

There isn’t much known about the sequel but fans are eager to hang on to any scrap of information. It would be interesting to see which fan theories and rumors come true. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is set to release on December 16, 2022. With James Wan back behind the camera, it is easy to say that the wait will be worth it.

confirm if Warner Bros. will fire Amber Heard

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

seemed to be a happy couple and one of the most loved by the public, but behind them were hidden attacks that took Hollywood by surprise. Both took legal action against the other and there is still no resolution, but the truth is that the actor is the one who has lost the most in terms of work, since many producers will not take it into account.

It was in early November that Warner Bros. decided to fire the actor from the Fanastic Animals saga, where he played Gellert Grindelwald, a kick that triggered that neither Disney ni Netflix want it among their productions. Knowing this news, his fans disowned him and called for the same to be done with Heard, but so far there was no answer.

Depp fans were disenchanted with the situation, so created a petition on, which exceeded 500 thousand signatures. After this, journalists such as Grace Randolph or the Forbes medium announced that WB planned to fire her for fear that their future projects would be sabotaged and this would cause them losses. But nevertheless, this was totally denied and we already have an official voice.

Peter Safran, producer of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, talked to the podcast Hero Nation of Deadline and assured that the messages of Johnny’s followers never had an effect when making a decision in the study.

“Honestly, I don’t think we’re ever going to react to sheer pressure from the fans. You have to do your best for the movie. We feel like if there’s James Wan and Jason Momoa, there should be Amber Heard.”, he assured.

In his statement he continued: “That is really what happens. You are not oblivious to what is happening in the TwitterVerse, but that does not mean that we have to react to it or take it as a gospel or agree to its wishes. You have to do the right thing for the movie. “. In this way it is confirmed that Warner Bros. won’t fire Amber Heard like it did Johnny Depp.

Johnny Depp Fans’ Efforts To Have Amber Heard Axed From ‘Aquaman 2’ Carried No Water, Says Producer

An Aquaman sequel without Amber Heard was never, ever an option.

Today on the Deadline Hero Nation podcast, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom producer Peter Safran was asked whether the social media campaign by Johnny Depp fans for Amber Heard’s removal from the DC sequel ever had any influence on the production and their casting decisions.

“I don’t think we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure,” said Safran whose James Gunn The Suicide Squad movie hits theaters and HBO Max on Aug. 6.

“You gotta do what’s best for the movie,” continued Safran, “We felt that if it’s James Wan, and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was.”

“One is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn’t mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes,” said Safran, “You have to do what’s right for the film, and that’s really where we landed on it.”

Amber Laura Heard

(born April 22, 1986) is an American film and television actress. After a series of small roles in film and television, Heard had her first starring role in the horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006).

She first gained mainstream recognition for supporting roles in the action film Never Back Down (2008) and the comedy Pineapple Express (2008). In the following years, she appeared in films such as The Joneses (2009), The Ward (2010), The Rum Diary (2011), Drive Angry (2011), Machete Kills (2013) and Magic Mike XXL (2015).

In 2017, Heard joined the DC Extended Universe to play Atlantean queen Mera in superhero films Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), and Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021). In addition to acting, Heard has been a global spokesperson for the cosmetics giant L’Oréal Paris since 2018. She also engages in human rights activism.

Heard was married to actor Johnny Depp from 2015 to 2017. Their divorce drew significant media attention as she alleged that he had been abusive through most of their relationship. He then sued her for defamation in 2019 after Heard wrote an op-ed discussing being a public victim of domestic violence. He also sued the publishers of The Sun in a related libel suit in England. In 2020, the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Depp had lost his libel case and that the majority of Heard’s allegations had been proven to a civil standard.

Peter Safran

(born 22 November 1965) is a British-American film producer and manager.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is an upcoming American superhero film based on DC Comics featuring the character Aquaman.

Produced by DC Films, The Safran Company, and Atomic Monster Productions, and set for distribution by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is intended to be the sequel to Aquaman (2018) and the thirteenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film will be directed by James Wan from a screenplay written by David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, and stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry / Aquaman alongside Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.

Momoa pitched a story for an Aquaman sequel during production of the first film, but Wan did not want to rush the next film. He agreed to oversee development of the sequel in January 2019, with Johnson-McGoldrick signed to write the screenplay a month later. Wan was confirmed to be directing the film in August 2020, and said it would expand on the worldbuilding of the first Aquaman. He announced the title for the sequel in June 2021, with filming beginning later that month in London.

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2022.

‘Aquaman 2’ Producer Shuts Down Johnny Depp Fans Over Pressure to Fire Amber Heard

“Aquaman 2” producer Peter Safran confirmed to Deadline that requests from Johnny Depp fans to have Amber Heard fired from the DC comic book tentpole are being ignored and shut down. The sequel, officially titled “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” is now in production with director James Wan and stars Jason Momoa and Heard. Johnny Depp fans rallied for Heard’s firing last fall with a viral online petition that has earned 1.8 million signatures and counting.

“I don’t think we’re ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure,” Safran said. “You gotta do what’s best for the movie. We felt that if it’s James Wan, and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That’s really what it was.”

Safran, who produces DC’s “Aquaman” franchise as well as “Shazam!” and “The Suicide Squad,” continued, “One is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn’t mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes. You have to do what’s right for the film, and that’s really where we landed on it.”

John Christopher Depp

II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has been nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, winning one for Best Actor for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), and has been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor, among other accolades.

Depp made his debut in the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), before rising to prominence as a teen idol on the television series 21 Jump Street (1987–1990). In the 1990s, Depp acted mostly in independent films, often playing eccentric characters. These included What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Benny and Joon (1993), Dead Man (1995), Donnie Brasco (1997) and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998). Depp also began collaborating with director Tim Burton, starring in Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994) and Sleepy Hollow (1999).

In the 2000s, Depp became one of the most commercially successful film stars by playing Jack Sparrow in the swashbuckler film series Pirates of the Caribbean (2003–present). He received critical praise for Finding Neverland (2004), and continued his commercially successful collaboration with Tim Burton with the films Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Sweeney Todd (2007), and Alice in Wonderland (2010). In 2012, Depp was one of the world’s biggest film stars, and was listed by the Guinness World Records as the world’s highest-paid actor, with earnings of US$75 million.

During the 2010s, Depp began producing films through his company, Infinitum Nihil, and formed the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.

What religion is Johnny Depp?

Johnny Depp Calls Himself a Pedestrian and Not an Atheist — All about His Beliefs. “Pirates of the Caribbean” star Johnny Depp, who is in the middle of a legal dispute with ex-wife Amber Heard, doesn’t consider himself an atheist but a “pedestrian.”

What ethnicity is Johnny Depp?

Depp is primarily of English descent, with some French, German, and Irish ancestry. He is descended from a French Huguenot immigrant (Pierre Dieppe, who settled in Virginia around 1700) and from colonial freedom fighter Elizabeth Key Grinstead (1630–1665), daughter of an English planter and his African slave.

What is Johnny Depp’s net worth?

Depp currently has an estimated net worth of $150 million per Celebrity Net Worth

Why does Johnny Depp have a British accent?

According to some sources, he’s actually been diagnosed with a disorder called FAS, or Foreign Accent Syndrome. In Depp’s case, FAS seems to be the likely reason behind the changes in Depp’s accent, including the commonly detected British one.

Is Johnny Depp Native American?

Depp has claimed some Native American heritage (Cherokee or Creek) and was formally adopted by the Comanche tribe in 2012 ahead of his performance in The Lone Ranger. He has received the Comanche language name of Mah-Woo-Meh (“Shape Shifter”).