Johnny Depp asked to resign from his role in the Fantastic Beasts
American Actor, Johnny Depp has been axed from his role in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, after losing
his court battle. The actor plays Gellert Grindewald in the on-screen adaptation of JK Rowling’s book.
However, sharing a statement on Instagram,
he revealed he was asked to resign by Warner Brothers
Depp, 57, was branded a ‘monster’ by a judge who said he DID beat Amber 12 times as he lost his £5million
libel trial. But in a bombshell statement posted last night from London he said:
‘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 that and agreed to that request.
‘Finally, I wish to say this. The surreal judgement of the court in the UK 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.