Aquaman actress Amber Heard’s lawyers are requesting the dismissal of her ex-husband Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation suit against her.
This defamation suit was in response to an op-ed penned by Amber Heard published by the Washington Post that Johnny Depp claimed slandered him and his reputation.
New court filings from Time’s Up Legal Defense co-founder Roberta Kaplan, serving as one of Amber Heard’s attorneys make the claims that Johnny Depp is using “meritless bullying” tactics against her. A statement from Kaplan, expressing how the Washington Post op-ed she wrote did not directly mention Johnny Depp by name in regards to her domestic violence allegations made against him but rather was focused on the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns as a whole.
You can read an excerpt from Kaplan’s statement on behalf of Amber Heard down below:
“…Mr. Depp will soon learn, however, that our courts have strong mechanisms for dismissing baseless claims and determining the truth. Now that we are in this case, we fully intend to put an end to this meritless bullying of our client once and for all.”
This development is just the latest in the ongoing legal drama between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp. Amber Heard, who starred as Mera in 2018’s blockbuster film Aquaman was married to Johnny Depp in 2015 and finalized a divorce in 2017. Back in July, a judge granted Johnny Depp the opportunity to move forward with his defamation case against Amber Heard.
Johnny Depp is currently set to reprise his role as Grindelwald in the third Fantastic Beasts film while Amber Heard is expected to return as Mera in the Aquaman sequel. In the meantime, fans can revisit Amber Heard’s first appearance as Mera on all home media formats of Aquaman.
Here is the synopsis for Aquaman:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an action-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.