American entertainment company Warner Bros. fears that an ongoing legal battle between actors Johnny Depp and his former wife, Amber Heard, might cast a negative light on its Harry Potter movie franchise.
Former Pirates of the Caribbean star Depp, 55, is suing Heard, 32, in a Virginia court for $50 million, claiming that she allegedly defamed him in an opinion editorial she had published in the Washington Post back in December 2018. The op-ed stated that Heard was the victim of domestic violence.
Depp says that he is implicated as the perpetrator even though the article did not state exactly who had abused her. He dismisses any suggestion that he abused his former wife as a “hoax.”
“I write this as a woman who had to change my phone number weekly because I was getting death threats. For months I rarely left my apartment and, when I did, I was pursued by camera