Amber Heard Says She Lost Jobs After Making Johnny Depp Abuse Allegations
Amber Heard speaks out.
On Tuesday, the Aquaman actress wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post where she says she was dropped from jobs after making abuse allegations against ex Johnny Depp.
According to the 32-year-old, who says she has “been harassed and sexually assaulted by the time [she] was of college age”:
“Friends and advisers told me I would never again work as an actress — that I would be blacklisted. A movie I was attached to recast my role. I had just shot a two-year campaign as the face of a global fashion brand, and the company dropped me. Questions arose as to whether I would be able to keep my role of Mera in the movies Justice League and Aquaman. I had the rare vantage point of seeing, in real time, how institutions protect men accused of abuse.”
Additionally, the thespian says she was forced “to change [her] phone number weekly because [she] was getting death threats,” adding:
“For months, I rarely left my apartment, and when I did, I was pursued by camera drones and photographers on foot, on motorcycles and in cars. Tabloid outlets that posted pictures of me spun them in a negative light. I felt as though I was on trial in the court of public opinion — and my life and livelihood depended on myriad judgments far beyond my control.”
By opening up, Heard wants “to ensure that women who come forward to talk about violence receive more support,” continuing:
“We are electing representatives who know how deeply we care about these issues. We can work together to demand changes to laws and rules and social norms — and to right the imbalances that have shaped our lives.”
In May 2016, in response to her divorce filing, Depp’s representative said he “will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life.”
The two married in 2015, and finalized their divorce in early 2017.
Read Amber’s full piece HERE.
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