Captain Jack Sparrow goes to the bottom with his ship, or the Judgment between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Who put a heap in the bed?
For several years now, one of the most famous actors of our time, Johnny Depp (John “Johnny” Depp II), has almost not been given a role. The reason for this deplorable situation is an unsuccessful marriage and subsequent divorce from Amber Heard. Since 2016, Depp has stoically fought off the general hate, trying to convict the former of slander. In this article, we will tell you how the conflict of two celebrities began, and how things are going with Captain Jack Sparrow now.
What is “cancellation culture”
Hollywood stars, like ordinary people, face many life circumstances. They get sick, give birth to children, die and get divorced. Most often, the public is not aware of all the details, receiving only dosed information from particularly curious journalists or celebrities themselves. However, it also happens the other way around, when news from the life of an actor or politician is discussed literally non-stop in all social networks.
This is what happened with Johnny Depp. His ex-wife, Amber Heard, accused the actor of regular beatings, which led to a colossal wave of outrage on the Internet. The failed Mrs. Depp for some time became the face of all strong women fighting oppression from men.
Newfound fans quickly hounded Johnny on popular social networks, which naturally led to the “cancellation” of the actor.
The “cancellation culture” is one of the most dangerous viruses of our time. A person is literally deleted from social and information systems, sometimes without evidence of guilt. The reasons for such general condemnation can be very different – from allegations of harassment to a bad tweet. Depp, on the other hand, paid the price for actions that he probably did not even commit.
We all remember the situation with James Gunn (James Gunn Jr.). One of Disney’s most original and talented directors was fired for a decade-old bad joke. It’s because some people just don’t like them. Gunn recovered quickly, landing a contract with Warner Bros. and began to lift the DC Universe from its knees. Unexpectedly, Disney also admitted the mistake, so everything ended well for the director.
With Depp, the situation is more complicated. Unfortunately, Hollywood studios did not understand and quickly stopped working with the problem actor. Beating a woman is such a shameful stigma that it has become simply impossible to find alternative partners. Today, Johnny Depp’s career is almost completely destroyed, he lost 7 million and is still persona non grata. However, in recent years, the situation has begun to gradually change.
What happened to Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard first met on the set of The Rum Diary in 2009. The connection of their characters from the movie smoothly flowed into reality, but it took several years before the actors became a couple. Depp had a long relationship with Vanessa Paradis, with whom the actor has two children. Only after the breakup did Captain Sparrow begin dating Amber. Officially, the marriage was formalized in 2015, six years after they met.
But it did not work out: 15 months after the wedding, Hurd filed for divorce. Depp was accused of using illegal substances, assault, insults and other violent acts.
As a result, the matter was quickly hushed up. The parties reached an agreement, and the actress received about $ 7 million in compensation from Johnny. The girl said that she did not need the money of her ex-husband, so she would give it to charity.
A little later, The Sun published a large article in which Depp was directly accused of beating women. It is important to understand that Heard’s claims have not been examined by anyone, they have never been proven. Therefore, the tabloid in its article, in fact, again procrastinated only old rumors, the source of which was naturally Amber herself.
The actor, of course, understood the dangers of such material, so he immediately sued the newspaper in order to defend his good name. By the way, Amber was there as a witness. This time, absolutely all alleged cases of violence and aggression had to be investigated.
Omitting the details, it turned out the following – being a creative person, Depp very violently experienced quarrels with his beloved, threatened to commit suicide and painted bloody messages on the walls. However, neither the assistants nor the guards ever saw the famous pirate raise his hand to Amber. But she did it regularly.