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Johnny Depp's Pirates Of The Caribbean Co-Star Hits Out Amid Defamation Trial

Johnny Depp's Pirates Of The Caribbean Co-Star Hits Out Amid Defamation Trial

The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard in a $50 million libel lawsuit

Johnny Depp's Pirates Of The Caribbean co-star has hit out at Amber Heard amid the ongoing trial.

Depp, 58, is suing ex-wife Heard, 36, in a $50 million (£38.2 million) defamation lawsuit over abuse claims she made in a 2018 article in The Washington Post, although Heard did not specifically mention Depp by name in the op-ed.

The actor has since denied all allegations, but he has since been removed from the Disney franchise.

Now, Greg Ellis, who plays Lieutenant Theodore Groves has candidly commented on the allegations and has slammed the Aquaman actor.

Geoffrey Rush and Greg Ellis.

Ellis wrote on his Twitter account: "Johnny Depp has not been charged or tried in a court of law.

"He is beloved in the industry.

"Amber Heard knew exactly what she was doing when she set out on legal maneuvers 6 years ago.

"She is universally detested in the industry.

"She is on trial ~ a jury will decide her fate."

Last week during her testimony, Heard suggested she’s being portrayed as being dishonest because Depp is a ‘bigger star’ and has ‘more publicity reach’.

She said: "My interest is in my name – in clearing my name. At the time, I was being called a ‘liar’ and my motives were being questioned.

"I did see it as important to clear that up."

She added: "I wanted to make a statement to make sure there was not any doubt. That I couldn’t be labelled these things just because Johnny was the bigger star and had more publicity reach."


Heard also admitted that her 2018 article wasn't just directed at her ex-husband.

"I was talking about a bigger issue than just Johnny… when powerful men do something horrible or that they shouldn’t, how there is a system in place to protect them, to clean up after them,” she told the court.

"This was a reference to not just Johnny but what was happening as a culture when we were addressing a lot of MeToo issues."

As the trial reaches its final week, Kate Moss is reportedly set to give evidence against Depp’s former partner.

The British supermodel, who dated Depp in the 1990s, is expected to appear in court by videolink later this week.

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Topics: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard