MovieIt appears that Amber Heard, 36, has taken a huge hit in recent weeks. For example, a 2020 petition to remove the actress from the movie ‘Aquaman 2’ succeeded in collecting more than 4.5 million signatures in the process.
Here’s another look at the outcome of the controversial operation:
The petition began in 2020, during Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against The Sun. Organizers wanted his ex-wife Amber Heard, who also testified against him in court, to be removed from ‘Aquaman 2’, slated for release in 2023. The petition was not a huge hit at the time, with “only” 1.5 million signatures signed. But in recent weeks, during Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, things have accelerated. On Thursday, the petition reached a target of 4.5 million signatures, after which the organizers decided to set a new target for themselves: 6 million signatures. If this goal is achieved, this will be one of the most popular petitions on Change.org.
Amber Heard testified in court that she “had to fight” to keep her role in the second “Aquaman” and that because of all the fuss, that role was drastically cut short. But DC Films president Walter Hamadeh denied this during his testimony. According to him, there was already talk of replacing Heard, but this was due to the lack of chemistry with the protagonist Jason Momoa. Hamada also denied that Heard’s role was drastically cut: “From the beginning, the film was seen as a ‘friendly comic’ featuring Aquaman and his half-brother King Orm.”
The jury in the defamation case announced its verdict on Wednesday. They agreed with Johnny Depp in all areas and gave him $ 15 million, but due to a law in the US state of Virginia, where the lawsuit was filed, it would be only $ 10.3 million (about 9.7 million euros). Amber Heard was right in only one of her three claims, and she will receive $2 million for it.
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