A petition has been launched demanding that DC Warner Bros. remove the actress from Aquaman 2.
The news comes as a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit is due to resume next week.
When she claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse, Depp alleges she libeled him.
Heard countersued Depp for $100 million, claiming that he slandered her by branding her a liar.
As her blockbuster defamation trial with her ex-husband Johnny Depp continues next week, a petition urging DC Warner Bros. to withdraw Amber Heard from the character of Queen Mera in Aquaman 2 has topped 4 million signatures.
Jeanne Larson started the Change.org petition in late 2020, after Depp, 58, was asked by Warner Bros. to leave his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
The petition garnered 4,004,160 signatures as of Friday morning, with a goal of 4,500,000 to become the most signed promise on the network of online petition supporters.
The petition alleges that Heard, 36, has been ‘exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp’ during their ongoing multimillion-dollar court battle.
Amber Heard’s role of Queen Mera in Aquaman 2. A petition to have her dropped from the role has topped 3.4 million signatures. It alleges that Heard has been ‘exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp’
The trial will resume next week when actress Ellen Barkin will be called to stand as a witness for Heard via video, PEOPLE reported this week.
Heard’s sister Whitney Henriquez will also testify on behalf of the Aquaman actress.
The previously mentioned fight in court between the entertainers started in 2020 when the Pirates of the Caribbean entertainer lost a criticism argument against The Sun who ran a commentary piece wrote by Heard which asserted that she endured maltreatment because of Depp, marking him a “tank top.” Depp has since questioned the cases, it was manhandled by Heard to demand that he.
The entertainer additionally guaranteed that his ex’s proclamations have cost him a few significant jobs, successfully finishing his vocation in Hollywood. Depp was scandalously supplanted as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and purportedly missed out on a $22.5 million check because of the cancelation of Pirates of the Caribbean 6.
In spite of the flooding interest in the new request, which has stayed open for about a year, Warner Bros. expressed in 2021 that it no affected the recording of the Aquaman continuation. I don’t believe we’re truly going to respond to, truly, unadulterated fan pressure,” said maker Peter Safran. “You have to give what’s all for the film. That’s what we felt assuming it’s James Wan, and Jason Momoa, it ought to be Amber Heard. That is truly the thing it was.” At the hour of composing, Heard is as yet set to show up as Mera in the forthcoming DCEU blockbuster.
Both Henriquez and Barkin both previously testified for Heart in the UK libel lawsuit against The Sun.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for her allegations of domestic abuse that he said cost him ‘everything.’
A new ‘Pirates’ movie was put on hold, and Depp was replaced in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ film franchise, a ‘Harry Potter’ spinoff.
Heard has counter-sued for $100 million, saying Depp smeared her by calling her a liar.
Over four days of sworn testimony, Depp said that ‘Aquaman’ star Heard was the abuser in the relationship and once threw a vodka bottle that severed the top of his right middle finger.
‘At the end, I was broken,’ Depp said.
Heard has denied injuring Depp’s finger and said she only threw things to escape when he was beating her.
Heard’s first witness was Dr. Dawn Hughes, a New York-based clinical and forensic psychologist who is an expert about domestic violence.
Dr. Hughes outlined horrific reports that Heard had told her of*abuse and*sexual*violence Depp committed against Heard, including forcing himself on her and performing cavity searches for #drugs.
In their cross-examination, Heard’s attorneys introduced text messages and audio recordings of Depp using graphic language and insulting Heard.
‘Let’s drown her before we burn her,’ he said in one text message to actor Paul Bettany, adding ‘I will f**k her burnt corpse afterward to make sure she is dead.’
Heard’s nurse testifies that actor had cocaine and liquor addiction
The trial between Heard and Johnny Depp has revealed some shocking facts about the stars’ private behavior, but the revelations about the actress have had a greater negative impact on the public.
Since the feud between the two became public, studios like Disney and Warner Bros. have severed ties with Depp and many believe her return is unlikely, but considering that Heard also had erratic behavior publicized by the trial, many would like her to also suffer a similar punishment to that of Captain Jack Sparrow.
Although the new Aquaman movie is scheduled to hit theaters only next year, the film has already finished its shooting, which makes it difficult to replace Heard in the role of Queen Mera, one of the most important characters in the franchise and the hero’s romantic partner. .
The actress’ last appearance as the character was in Zack Snyder’s additional shoots of Justice League, where she starred in the premonition of the post-apocalyptic future in which Superman succumbs to Darkseid and murders Aquaman.
For now, we still don’t know what the outcome of the trial will be, but a good portion of the public seems to be on Depp’s side.
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