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Johnny Depp Resigns From 'Fantastic Beasts' Amid Allegations

Johnny Depp Resigns From 'Fantastic Beasts' Amid Allegations

Johnny Depp is resigning, and maintaining that he is telling the truth.

The 57-year-old actor confirmed that Warner Bros. asked him to resign from the role of Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts following his libel lawsuit loss involving ex Amber Heard‘s allegations.

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“In light of recent events, I would like to make the following short statement. Firstly, I’d like to thank everybody who has gifted me with their support and loyalty. I have been humbled and moved by your many messages of love and concern, particularly over the last few days. Secondly, I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected and agreed to that request,” he wrote in a note.

“Finally, I wish to say this. The surreal judgement of the court in the W.K. will not change my fight to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal. My resolve remains strong and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false. My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time. Thank you for reading.”

Find out more about the decision in the libel lawsuit.

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