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Producer Explains How Johnny Depp May Make Acting Return Following Defamation Trial

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Producer Explains How Johnny Depp May Make Acting Return Following Defamation Trial

A Hollywood producer has explained how Johnny Depp's return to acting following his defamation trial victory might not go as smoothly as expected.

Just yesterday, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was able to prove that his ex-wife Amber Heard's 2018 article was, in fact, defamatory, and was awarded $15 million by the jury.

Depp received compensatory damages of 10 million dollars (£8 million) and a further five million dollars (£4 million) in punitive damages.

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In a separate verdict, Heard was awarded two million dollars (£1.6 million) in damages in a counterclaim against her ex over defamatory comments made by his lawyer Adam Waldman, who allegedly referred to her abuse claims as a 'hoax'.

However, while Depp's been out and about in Newcastle with Sam Fender and co, a Hollywood producer who claims to have worked with him in the past has come out and given their verdict on the situation.

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Credit: Alamy
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As per news24, they said: "The damage that's done is done, and from this, it might start a process back to some sort of normalcy.

"But I don't think he's going to get big, big, big studio jobs where there's so much on the line.

"If he's throwing bottles and taking drugs, and he's late, they're not gonna put up with the tardiness that costs a boatload of money for somebody who isn't a shining star any longer.

"It's too risky to put a guy like that into billion-dollar franchises now."

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Referencing Depp's explicit text messages that were read out in court, the producer said: "The things he said are vile."

Following the verdict, Depp released a statement, which read: "Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed. All in the blink of an eye.

"False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me. It had already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career."

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He added: "And six years later, the jury gave me my life back.

"I am truly humbled.

"My decision to pursue this case, knowing very well the height of the legal hurdles that I would be facing and the inevitable, worldwide spectacle into my life, was only made after considerable thought."

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Topics: News, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard

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