1 million Johnny Depp fans sign petition to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2

12 November 2020, 11:21

By Sam Prance

Over 100,000 people have also signed a petition for Johnny Depp to return to Fantastic Beasts 3.

Johnny Depp fans are petitioning for Amber Heard to be removed from Aquaman 2 after the actor exited Fantastic Beasts 3.

Last week (Nov 6), Johnny Depp announced that he will no longer play Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. Depp claimed that Warner Bros. asked him to resign from his role in the movies. The news came just days after Depp lost his libel case against The Sun newspaper over an article in which they referred to him as a "wife-beater".

READ MORE: Johnny Depp exits Fantastic Beasts franchise, forced to resign by Warner Bros

Depp tried to sue the tabloid after it claimed that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp denied the claims. However, the court agreed with The Sun, finding that 12 of the 14 alleged incidents of domestic violence had indeed occurred. Now, over 1,000,000 people have signed a petition asking for Heard to be fired from Aquaman 2.

1,000,000 Johnny Depp fans sign petition to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2
1,000,000 Johnny Depp fans sign petition to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2. Picture: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for ZFF, Warner Bros. Pictures

In a Change.org petition titled 'Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2', creator Lepplady Larson writes: "Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard."

She then argues: "Since Heard's divorce from Johnny Depp, she has systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of fake incidents in which she had actually abused Johnny Depp, but lied and created false accounts of him being the abuser."

Larson continues: "Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry. Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2."

While specifics of Depp and Heard's case aren't so clearcut, over 1,000,000 people have signed the petition. Over 100,000 people have also signed a Change.org petition asking for Depp to return to Fantastic Beasts 3.