Hollywood icon Johnny Depp has long been a media darling.
But his #MeToo scandal changed everything.
Now Depp has four blistering words for the media.
Acclaimed actor Johnny Depp has been celebrated as one of the top actors in the business for at least two decades.
But the media perception changed when he was accused of domestic abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard.
For years, Depp’s career hung in the balance while he was caught up in the #MeToo movement.
However, after a very public trial, Depp and his claims of innocence were fully vindicated and Heard was ordered to pay Depp as a result of the civil suit.
While Depp has been welcomed back into polite society, he’s not so forgiving of the corporate press.
During a press junket at the Cannes Film Festival for the movie Jeanne du Barry, where Depp plays Louis XV in the film, he told the media, “The majority of what you read is fantastically, horrifically written fiction.”
Many have been forced to come to that reality in the last seven years – or essentially since the beginning of the Donald Trump era – which is when the corporate press shamelessly exposed itself as shockingly biased.
“It’s like asking the question: ‘How are you doing?’ But the subtext is, ‘God, I hate you,’” Depp continued.
Depp then asked reporters, “I mean it’s boring, isn’t it? Aren’t you guys sick of it by now? It’s weird.”
“I mean it’s boring, isn’t it? Aren’t you guys sick of it by now? It’s weird”
Johnny Depp reminds the media that the focus should be on the film, not his life, of which he calls the reporting of as, “fantastically, horrifically written fiction”
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Depp starred in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, but supposedly lost out on the Fantastic Beasts franchise because of the allegations made by Heard.
When asked about his “comeback,” Depp said, “I don’t feel boycotted by Hollywood because I don’t think about Hollywood.”
The problems for Depp began when Heard wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post that not-so-subtly accused him of physical and emotional abuse.
However, the civil suit revealed that Heard was the one egregiously abusive toward Depp.
In one instance, she threw a vodka bottle at him that resulted in the tip of his finger getting sliced off.
It later turned out that Head’s WaPo piece had been ghostwritten by an ACLU lawyer – which the organization outed her after she refused to make good on pledged donations.
The op-ed was also timed with the release of Aquaman – of which Heard had a significant role.
In fact, Gerry Johnson, a member of the ACLU communications team, had sent Heard’s representatives an email at the time asking, “Since draft turned out pretty strong and Aquaman slated to do large numbers I’m wondering what you think about it?”
Surprisingly, Heard has not suffered near the same Hollywood retribution as Depp.
She is slated to make an appearance in the Aquaman sequel.
Meanwhile, Depp was on the brink of ruination and complete banishment based on the attacks made against him by the press and media.
No wonder Depp is sour about Hollywood and the press.