As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Johnny Depp won his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard last month.
The trial captured the world’s attention with six weeks of shocking testimony in which both sides directed countless shocking allegations at the other.
In the end, Team Depp emerged victorious, with a seven person jury granting the actor $10.35 million in damages.
Heard filed a counter-claim and was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages, but obviously, that still leaves her with a sizable debt toward Depp.
Of course, there was always more at stake in this battle than just money.
Both Depp and Heard were essentially fighting for their careers with the knowledge that the loser might never work again in Hollywood.
Going into the trial, Depp claimed that he had not been offered a role in a major studio production in nearly five years.
In 2020, Depp was asked to step down from his role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise after her lost his defamation suit against UK tabloid The Sun.
As Depp’s second suit got underway, Heard was in a better place career-wise, having recently wrapped production on Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom.
Now, however, her future in the franchise might be in question thanks to action taken by diehard Depp supporters.
As we first reported back in April, a petition to have Heard removed from Aquaman 2 has gained quite a lot of traction online.
At the time, the petition had received an astonishing 2 million signatured on Change.org.
In the wake of last month’s verdict, that figure has exploded to more than 4.5 million signatures, with organizers setting a new goal of gaining support from 6 million people who believe that Heard should be removed from the film on ethical grounds.
Amber has already completed her work on the movie and been paid, but petitioners apparently …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip