Amber Heard has shared again her joint statement with Johnny Depp from their 2016 divorce in the wake of backlash about Depp’s casting in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
“For the record, this was our FULL joint statement,” Heard tweeted out Thursday night. “To pick&choose certain lines & quote them out of context, is not right.Women, stay strong.”
The statement, which came after Heard and Depp reached a settlement following domestic abuse claims, said: “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love.”
“Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm,” it continued, finishing by saying Heard will donate the financial gains from the divorce to charity.
For the record, this was our FULL joint statement.To pick&choose certain lines & quote them out of context, is not right.Women, stay strong. pic.twitter.com/W7Tt6A3ROj
— Amber Heard (@realamberheard) December 8, 2017
While Heard did not directly reference the recent outcry over Depp’s casting as the titular character in the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts” sequel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Grindelwald’s Crimes,” her statement comes after J.K. Rowling posted a defense of Depp’s casting on her official website.
“Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies,” Rowling said Thursday.
Warner Bros. also issued a statement, saying: “Based on the circumstances and the information available to us, we, along with the filmmakers, continue to support the decision to proceed with Johnny Depp in the role of Grindelwald in this and future films.”
After the first cast photo was released for the sequel, fans online were urging the studio to recast Depp, similar to Kevin Spacey’s replacement in “All the Money in the World” by Christopher Plummer.