Johnny Depp Says Losing Libel Case Has Gotten Him Blackballed

Johnny Depp being boycotted by Hollywood? That’s what he thinks. In an interview with The Sunday Times – his first since he lost his libel suit – he called his fall from the industry’s good graces an “absurdity of media mathematics.”

Depp – whose ex-wife, Amber Heard, accused him of domestic violence – feels the boycott is what caused his latest film, “Minamata,” not to get a US release date after he lost his libel case against British tabloid, “The Sun.” To review, the court ruled that the paper proved the content of its article to be “substantially true,” and the judge found that 12 of the 14 alleged incidents of domestic violence had occurred. In addition, he also left his leading role in Warner Bros’ “Fantastic Beasts” franchise.

“Some films touch people and this affects those in ‘Minamata’ and people who experience similar things,” Depp said. “And for anything … for Hollywood’s boycott of me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?” He added that he’s “moving towards where I need to go to make all that…to bring things to light.”

Source: The Sunday Times