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Johnny Depp says he is boycotted by Hollywood due to 'absurdity of media mathematics'

In the wake of the actor losing a libel case against British tabloid The Sun, which referred to the actor as a “wife-beater” in an article about Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, MGM reportedly shelved the release of the Andrew Levitas-directed project.

2021-08-16T09:47:00Z
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Actor Johnny Depp has definitely had some of the worst past few months and more so the past year. On one hand, his on-going legal battle against Amber Heard intensified and saw newer allegations and lawsuits being slapped on one another, on the other hand - there seemed to be a dearth of work for Depp, who is an A-lister in Hollywood.

His film, Minamata is yet to be released in the United States and recently he talked about he feels he is being boycotted by Hollywood calling his fall from Hollywood graces as an “absurdity of media mathematics.” 

Discussing the film in a new interview with The Sunday Times, Depp discussed the “surreal five years” he has experienced during his fallout from the Hollywood community.

Depp stars in the movie as W Eugene Smith, an American photojournalist who helped expose the devastating impact of mercury poisoning on coastal communities in Japan in the 1970s.

In the wake of the actor losing a libel case against British tabloid The Sun, which referred to the actor as a “wife-beater” in an article about Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, MGM reportedly shelved the release of the Andrew Levitas-directed project. Depp was also forced to exit Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts franchise last year after he lost the case.

Depp said he “looked those people in the eyeballs and promised we would not be exploitative. That the film would be respectful. I believe that we’ve kept our end of the bargain, but those who came in later should also maintain theirs.”


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The 58-year-old actor also addressed his standing in the film industry, saying, “Some films touch people and this affects those in Minamata and people who experience similar things. And for anything … for Hollywood’s boycott of me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?”

Depp noted that he is “moving towards where I need to go to make all that … to bring things to light.”

The libel case was part of a series of problems for Depp. 

ALSO READ: Johnny Depp loses battle challenging 'wife beater' ruling


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Ashley.Tisdale
Ashley.Tisdale 1 months ago #JusticeForJohnnyDepp ❤️
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