DEPP: ‘J.K. KNOWS I WAS FALSELY ACCUSED’
Johnny Depp “felt bad” for J.K. rowling after facing criticism for standing by his casting in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise as he battled allegations of domestic violence against ex-wife amber Heard.
the actor made his debut as villain Gellert Grindelwald in a brief appearance at
the end of 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and he reprises his role for its upcoming sequel,
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
rowling previously admitted she had been “deeply concerned” about the allegations, but subsequently decided not to dump depp from the line-up and recast his part. “I’ll be honest with you, I felt bad for J.K. having to field all these various feelings from people out there,” he tells Entertainment
Weekly. “I felt bad that she had to take that...the fact remains I was falsely accused, which is why I’m suing the Sun newspaper for defamation for repeating false accusations. J.K. has seen the evidence and therefore knows I was falsely accused...”