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‘She’s the poster girl’: Johnny Depp’s Dark Shadows Co-Star Helena Bonham Carter, Who Never Once Defended Him During Amber Heard Trial, Blasts Heard – Plays It Safe by Choosing The Winning Side

The publicized trial involving two Hollywood stars, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard came to an end earlier this year, however, things are pretty much revolving around the same still. After the trial, the former won the lawsuit which opened the gates for him to rebuild his career which once was halted due to the accusations put by the latter.

Johnny Depp and his former wife, Amber Heard
Johnny Depp and his former wife, Amber Heard

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Now that there are reports of Amber Heard set to appeal the verdict delivered on June 1st regarding the defamation lawsuit, the former’s co-star Helena Bonham Carter shows her support through her recent statement.

Helena Bonham Carter Supports Johnny Depp

Helena Bonham Carter
Actress Helena Bonham Carter

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The 56-year-old actress Helena Bonham Carter, has recently defended her previous co-star, Johnny Depp. The duo has worked in seven films together, five of which were directed by her former beau Tim Burton.

Not just that, Depp is also the godfather to her children Billy Ray and Nell, who she shares with Burton. In the SundayTimes interview, she claimed that the actor is vindicated when the court’s verdict came this year.

She shared, “Oh, I think he’s completely vindicated,” adding, “I think he’s fine now. Totally fine.”

When asked by the English actress if the #MeToo pendulum swung back, she replied,

My view is that [Heard] got on that pendulum. That’s the problem with these things – that people will jump on the bandwagon because it’s the trend and to be the poster girl for it.”

Even though the actress did not have quite an active role in this year’s defamation lawsuit involving her co-star and his ex-wife, she did share her support in the 2020 UK Libel case.

Helena Bonham Carter Supported Johnny Depp in The 2020 UK Libel Case

Amber Heard And Johnny Depp
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

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The Enola Holmes star supported the Pirates of the Caribbean actor when he was fighting a case against a newspaper, The Sun for calling him a wife-beater over the claims made by the Aquaman star.

During his 2020 UK libel case against The Sun, Depp had sued the British newspaper and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over their April 2018 headline labeling him a “wife-beater.”  The verdict went against his favor with judge Mr. Justice Nicol sharing that the matter claimed in the article was “substantially true.”

While speaking with The Guardian back in 2020, Carter shared, “There’s something quite old-fashioned about Johnny, with these manners – none of it makes sense. But the man’s not stupid.” She supported her co-star by stating, “He wouldn’t have gone to this length if he thought he was in the wrong” referring to the trial.

The former couple, Depp and Heard went against each other in another court battle which was based on the op-ed Heard wrote in 2018 claiming herself to be a domestic abuse victim. The former filed the lawsuit claiming that the piece has taken a significant toll on his career demanding $50 million as damages. His claims were found true with the court asking his ex-wife to pay him $10.35m in damages while she was awarded $2m for her counter-claims.

Source: The Times

Priya Sharma
Priya Sharma

Priya Sharma is an entertainment niche content writer at Animated Times. A Journalism and Mass Communication graduate from the University of Lucknow, she has written nearly 1000 articles on Animated Times and Fandomwire combined and holds experience in event management too. She has a healthy(?) obsession with the Hallyu culture and is also exploring anime as well. When not working, she indulges herself in binge-watching K-dramas, playing Ukulele, and trying to seek the attention of her cute buddy, Shiro.

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