Petition calls for Amber Heard to be removed from 'Aquaman 2' after Johnny Depp's lawsuit
As bizarre as it may sound, there is apparently a new petition being floated around that is seeking 'Aquaman' actress Amber Heard to be removed from the cast of the movie's upcoming second installment after her ex-husband Johnny Depp filed a $50 million lawsuit against her recently.
The petition, according to Bounding Into Comics, has been created on Change.org by Jeanne Larson to remove Heard, who played the Xebel Princess Mera in both 'Justice League' and 'Aquaman', from the upcoming sequel of the DC film.
The petition is a result of Heard being accused of abusing her ex-husband, who has even filed a defamation lawsuit against her.
The petition created by Larson stated that Heard should be removed from Aquaman because 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."
In the petition, Larson has also recounted a number of the accusations found in Depp’s lawsuit including "one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached.”
Stating that the actress has demonstrated a "repeated pattern of abuse", Larson also mentioned the time Heard was arrested in 2009 for abusing a former domestic partner, Tasya Van Ree. According to reports, Heard was arrested, but the case was dismissed by the judge.
The petition then claims, "As Amber Heard is a known and proven domestic abuser, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment should and must remove Heard from their 'Aquaman 2' film project. They must not ignore the suffering of Heard’s victims, and must not glamorize a domestic abuser."
The petition concluded, "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'."
The petition is reportedly being sent to SVP of Publicity & Communications for DC Warner Bros Courtney Simmons and Warner Bros. As of now, more than 11k people have signed the petition online, agreeing with the notion that Heard should be removed from the film, which is currently slated for a December 16, 2022, release date.