The petition, which has been running since 2020, has gained immense support recently with the shocking revelations from Depp and Heard’s defamation trial that portrays the actress in a bad light.
Petition To Remove Amber Heard From ‘Aquaman 2’ Surpasses 2 Million
Over 2 million signatures have signed the petition, asking Courtney Simmons, the SVP of Publicity & Communications for DC Warner Bros, and Paul McGuire, Corporate Communications DC Entertainment, to remove Heard from the cast of “Aquaman 2.”
As of this writing, 2,343,023 aggrieved fans have signed on Change.org and are urging for the signatures to get to 3 million, making it one of the biggest public campaigns to cancel a Hollywood star.
Depp fan Jeanne Larson started the petition, asking DC Entertainment to exempt Heard from the sequel because she is a “known and proven domestic abuser.”
A lengthy description attached to the petition reads, “Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard, including one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached. He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life.”
The petition claims that Heard has “systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood,” creating fake claims of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” being an abuser.
Larson urged the executives of DC Entertainment to do the needful, writing, “As Amber Heard is a known and proven domestic abuser, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment should and must remove Heard from their Aquaman 2 film project. They must not ignore the suffering of Heard’s victims and must not glamorize a domestic abuser.”
The petition concluded, “Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry. Do the right thing. Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.”
The Blast broke the news in November 2020 when the petition crossed the 1 million threshold after Depp was controversially booted from his role in the “Fantastic Beasts” sequel. Even when the petition reached 500,000 in June 2020, we broke the news.
Heard Showed Off Preparation For ‘Aquaman 2’
Last April, amid the backlash to be removed from the “Aquaman” project, Heard paid no mind to the haters when she showed off her workout regimen in preparation for filming.
As The Blast reported, the actress who stars as Hera in the superhero movie was seen dangling from hoops in her home gym, showing off her super-strength. The Texas native was dressed in an all-black ensemble consisting of a black sports bra with matching leggings and Nike sneakers.
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Heard had her game face on, using both hands to hold down suspension hoops while her feet rested against a bench. Her biceps and triceps were on display, and “The Rum Diary” star captioned the post, “Alexa, play “Pussy Talk” by City Girls 👯♀️💪🏻 #workoutsongs #aquaman2.”
She blocked all comments underneath the post, not allowing her followers to share their thoughts due to the leaked recording that saw her admitting to striking Depp with pots and pans.
Update About Ongoing Depp-Heard Trial
As you might know, the former lovebirds are going at it at the Fairfax County Circuit Court after Depp sued his former spouse for the damaging 2018 op-ed for the Washington Post, where she detailed the abuse she suffered at his hand.
The Golden Globe winner sued for $50 million in damages for defamation but Heard countersued, demanding $100 million. In a recent April 27 update about the ongoing trial, officer Tyler Hadden of the LAPD, who arrived at the couple’s L.A. home on reports of domestic violence, claimed that Heard had no visible injuries.
He, however, mentioned that he did not get close enough to her face to inspect it properly. Also, Alejandro Romero, Depp’s former doorman at their L.A. penthouse, gave a pre-recorded disposition testifying that the father-of-two was never violent.