- A petition to take away Amber Heard from “Aquaman 2” has reached over 2.6 million signatures.
- The petition used to be began in 2020 after Heard’s ex, Johnny Depp, used to be got rid of from “Fantastic Beasts.”
- The Change.org petition alleges that Heard “has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp.”
As the 3rd week of the tumultuous trial ends, the petition asks executives at Warner Bros. Entertainment to “do the right thing” and take away Heard from the “Aquaman” sequel, formally referred to as “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.” The actress performs “Mera” within the franchise.
The petition writes that “Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp.” It additionally alleges that because the couple’s divorce, Heard “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.”
The petition provides that home violence in opposition to males “must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry.”
Larson and Change.org didn’t straight away reply to Insider’s request for remark.
Following the couple’s cut up in 2016, Heard wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post in 2018 the place she described herself as a sufferer of home abuse, whilst by no means naming the actor. Depp is suing Heard over the item, accusing the actress of bodily and verbal abuse in opposition to him. Heard has denied the allegations and countersued, alleging that Depp bodily abused her whilst below the affect of gear or alcohol.
Insider’s Jacob Sarkisian reported that the petition to take away Heard used to be made in 2020 after Depp used to be got rid of from his function within the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise. Insider’s Kirsten Acuna reported that the actor “was asked to resign” from the “Harry Potter” spin-off days after he misplaced a libel case in opposition to the publishers of The Sun over an editorial that described him as a “wife-beater.”
The protest, arranged by way of writer and artist Jeanne Larson, has a objective of 3 million signatures. Change.org notes at the web page that if the petition reaches its objective, it is going to be probably the most most sensible signed protests at the site.
In July 2021, Peter Safran, a manufacturer for “Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,” addressed the outcry for Heard’s removing on Deadline’s “Hero Nation” podcast. Safran stated his staff did not react to “fan pressure,” and that it had little affect at the determination to stay Amber Heard within the franchise.