We've said it once! And we'll say it again!
Celebrities who use their platform for positivity and justice will always earn some extra gold stars in our book!
So Johnny Depp might as well be Glee's Rachel Berry right now, cuz boy's got himself COVERED in 'em!!
Not only has he helped Damien Echols get back on his feet after being released from prison, he uses his time and money to raise awareness on the flaws of the justice system — specifically in the case of the West Memphis Three.
CLICK HERE to read more about the case.
And when Johnny attended TIFF with Damien to watch the premiere of Amy Berg's documentary West of Memphis, things got a lil' exciting!
We've already reported on the press conference, but Damien is saying more now, explaining:
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Isn't this friendship amazing??
Johnny Depp has been one of the West Memphis Three's most passionate supporters.
Throughout their time spent in jail and beyond, Johnny has lent his SEKSI platform to raise awareness on their story — one that many believe to be a great example of a flawed justice system.
But despite the horrors Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley faced during their 18 years behind bars, they're able to enjoy their freedom.
And Damien credits Johnny in some of that, saying:
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If you're not already invested in this story, you're about to be.
One of the major stories of 2011 was the decision to free Damian Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr. - aka The West Memphis Three - after sufficient evidence was found proving their innoncence of the murder of three young boys in Arkansas. In the 18 years they spent in prison, people around the world shared their support and fought for their freedom to be restored.
One of the trios biggest supporters was director Peter Jackson, who combine his fervent wish to get justice for these boys along with his artful filmmaking skills to create this documentary about the case. This "passion project, called West Of Memphis, is an official selection at Sundance and will most likely get more than its fair share of attention after the fact.
Check out the video (above) to see the trailer for the movie. Also, CLICK THE JUMP to read a statement from Peter about his project.
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