So, since I made this thread there have been several key developments, some good, some bad. First, the bad:
- Fans of Johnny staged a petition to have Amber removed from Aquaman 2 which reached over 1.5m signatures, and a twitter campaign threatening to boycott Aquaman 2 if Amber wasn't fired by WB the same way that Johnny was fired from Fantastic Beasts by WB. WB refused unfortunately, stating that they would not bow to fan pressure and social media conversations.
- Johnny did a recent interview and revealed that he has pretty much been totally blacklisted by Hollywood now. He filmed a movie named Minamata which saw a Berlin Film Festival premiere in February 2020, but after multiple delays the movie has still not seen a public release by MGM. The director of of Minamata has accused MGM of burying the movie due to decline in Depp's public image, though MGM has denied the claims and stated that the movie will release eventually. Johnny says he has received no new movie offers in awhile, and Johnny has called his fall from Hollywood "an absurdity of media mathematics.”
Now for some good news:
- The petition for Johnny Depp to be reinstated in the Pirates of the Carribean franchise has reached 647,000 signatures
- #JusticeForJohnnyDepp trends fairly often on twitter.
- Just a few days ago, the judge presiding over Johnny's personal defamation case against Amber in Virginia ruled that the case will proceed after Amber's lawyer tried to get the case thrown out on the grounds that it was too similar to the case he already lost in the UK against The Sun, who ran Amber's story accusing Johnny of abuse. The judge said there were key differences between the two cases, and stated that because she wasn't the defendant in the UK case, but rather The Sun, she is not subject to the same ruling. The case is now scheduled for early 2022.