Amber Heard Responds To JK Rowling's Defence Of Johnny Depp

Lawrence Kim
December 9, 2017

This week, she released a statement to support Depp's involvement in the film, writing on her website: "The huge, mutually supportive community that has grown up around Harry Potter is one of the greatest joys of my life".

Amber then attached a screen shot of the statement, "Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love". The studio continued by commenting on the joint statement Depp and Heard released after the dissolution of their marriage, "This matter has been jointly addressed by both parties, in a statement in which they said 'there was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.'" It was this portion of the statement that forced Heard to comment, as she grew seemingly frustrated at their decision to cherry pick lines from their divorce statement and use them out of context.

Amber Heard, ex-wife of Johnny Depp, responds to the controversy surrounding Depp's role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

Rowling states in her statement that FB director David Yates had considered recasting for his role for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is now shooting in London.

"Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies", Rowling said Thursday. However, it seems likely she wanted to highlight the sentence that immediately precedes the line Warner Bros. referenced in their statement on Fantastic Beasts, which states, "Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains".

Heard has now appeared to suggest that Rowling intentionally misinterpreted the agreements put in place after her divorce from Depp.

Heard accused Depp of abuse while filing for divorce in May 2016.

Interestingly enough, both Depp and Heard are now employed by Warner Bros. with the actress portraying Mera in its DC Comics-based films, having made her debut in November's Justice League. Future payments were held until she received the full settlement from Depp.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters on November 16, 2018.

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