Is Johnny Depp's career over? Amber Heard fans call for Netflix to remove his movies after Sun libel loss

Some of Heard's fans saw Monday's ruling as a victory for all domestic violence survivors


                            Is Johnny Depp's career over? Amber Heard fans call for Netflix to remove his movies after Sun libel loss
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Shortly after actor Johnny Depp lost his libel case against The Sun publishers on Monday, November 2, many of Amber Heard's fans took to social media to rejoice, predicting an end to the Hollywood actor's career. Some fans even called on streaming giants like Netflix to remove all of Depp's works from their platform. Depp had filed a libel claim against The Sun over an article branding him a "wife-beater." Judge Justice Nicol, in his ruling, stated that the tabloid was justified in its reporting that Depp was violent towards his former wife, Heard, on at least one occasion during their relationship.

Some Heard's fans saw Monday's ruling as a victory for all domestic violence survivors. One Twitter user wrote: "Fingers crossed that's the end of Johnny Depp acting career & The Civil Court is one of the highest courts in the UK It's not #JusticeForJohnnyDepp it's justice for all women of domestic violence, it's #JusticeForAmberHeard Today is the day WOMEN WON!!!" While another stated: "Johnny Depp is a wife beater the judge has declared. Amber Heard is innocent. Johnny must pay big now. Career over. @netflix remove all Depp titles. Thanks. #johnnydepp."



 

 



 

A third added: "A court rules that Johnny Depp was violent towards Amber Heard. He's shown zero contrition and fought to smear her name to protect his reputation. Hollywood has to stand with Amber Heard. Depp's acting career should now be over." Another wrote: "I fear that Johnny Depp has just Kevin Spaceyed his career."



 

 



 

Depp had filed a suit against The Sun for an article published in 2018 titled 'Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be 'genuinely happy' casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?' The judge, during Monday's ruling, stated that although Depp "proved the necessary elements of his cause of action in libel", News Group Newspapers showed what they had published "in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true."

A spokesperson for The Sun, after the ruling, released a statement saying that the outlet has stook by the victims of domestic abuse for over two decades. "The Sun has stood up and campaigned for the victims of domestic abuse for over 20 years. Domestic abuse victims must never be silenced and we thank the judge for his careful consideration and thank Amber Heard for her courage in giving evidence to the court," the statement said.

The Hollywood actor, however, has always maintained that he never abused his former wife and was never violent towards her. Depp has also received significant social media support post the ruling, with many stating that the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star's career is nowhere near over. Both Depp and Heard were called on the stand during the much-publicized trials to give evidence against each other before Judge Andrew Nicol during a three-week hearing at London's High Court. The trials resulted in shocking revelation about the former star couple's private lives, riddled with instances of alleged drug abuse, extramarital affairs, domestic abuse and emotional manipulation. 

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