Incredible Beasts 2 director defends casting alleged abuser Johnny Depp

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Casting Johnny Depp in any film is all the time a little bit dangerous, notably from a monetary perspective, however with abusers and harassers in Hollywood at the moment going through a reckoning, it looks as if a matter of time earlier than folks begin speaking concerning the rumors of Depp’s bodily violent conduct as soon as once more. Nonetheless, Incredible Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald director David Yates doesn’t assume there’s any cause to pull Depp’s identify by the mud simply due to actual (alleged) monsters like Harvey Weinstein, although. Depp is about to play the villain within the film, and Yates advised Leisure Weekly that any accusations towards Depp don’t “tally with the sort of human being I’ve been working with.”

“With Johnny, it appears to me there was one one that took a pop at him and claimed one thing,” Yates mentioned, including, “I can solely inform you concerning the man I see day by day: He’s stuffed with decency and kindness, and that’s all I see.” He additionally says that Depp’s case is “very completely different” from ones with “a number of accusers over a few years,” and whereas he acknowledges that the film business must mirror on that and hearken to victims’ allegations, Depp “isn’t in that class in any form or kind.”


So, since Yates closes his remark to EW by saying that this can be a “useless situation,” let’s return and have a look at Depp’s divorce from Amber Heard, who had accused him of beating her throughout their one-year marriage. She obtained a restraining order towards him and appeared in court docket with a visual black eye, ultimately prompting Depp to supply her $7 million to drop a home violence cost and put an finish to their divorce case. She accepted, later donating all the cash to the ACLU and the Youngsters’s Hospital Of Los Angeles, and as a part of the divorce settlement the 2 of them launched a joint assertion saying that “neither celebration has made false accusations for monetary positive aspects” and that “there was by no means an intent of bodily or emotional hurt.”

In different phrases, each of them confirmed that they hadn’t lied about something that they had mentioned, indicating from every thing however a authorized standpoint that Heard stands by her allegations and that Depp doesn’t deny them. She will’t do something about it after the settlement, however it’s on the market, whether or not it issues to David Yates or not.

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