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J.K. Rowling Comes To Johnny Depp's Defense Over Fantastic Beasts Casting Controversy!

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Johnny Depp's spot in the 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel isn't at risk!

Johnny Depp has another defender in the Fantastic Beasts controversy!

Following the film's director David Yates' lead, J.K. Rowling also issued a statement on the A-lister continuing his role as Grindelwald in the sequel despite domestic abuse claims made by Amber Heard!

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As part of a lengthy piece for her official website on Thursday, she penned:

"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."

Warner Bros. echoed her sentiment, stating:

"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."

How do YOU feel about their decision??

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