Johnny Depp’s ex-agent claims the actor was kicked out of Pirates of the Caribbean because Amber Heard brought domestic violence charges against him during testimony Wednesday in the defamation lawsuit between them.
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Christian Carino’s previously recorded video testimony confirmed Johnny Depp, who is demanding $50 million from his ex-wife before the American judiciary.
In an editorial published in the Washington Post in December 2018, Amber Heard presented herself as a victim of domestic violence, but made no mention of her ex-husband.
Four days later, according to Johnny Depp, who denies ever having raised a hand against her, Disney Studios decided not to entrust her with the costume of the quirky Jack Sparrow, the flagship role of these very lucrative family films.
The reason for that decision was never explained, but “I think it’s related to Amber’s allegations,” explained Christian Carino, who represented the couple at times and was even her boyfriend.
“It’s an accepted thing in the industry,” he added, citing “conversations with peers and studio executives.”
Amber Heard’s lawyers refute this causal link and point to the problems surrounding the filming of Episode 5 of the saga.
The 36-year-old actress, who believed the defamation allegation was a new form of harassment, countered, demanding $100 million from Johnny Depp, 58, who lost a similar lawsuit in London in 2020.
The two actors, who were married from 2015 to 2017, have been attending all the hearings of this new trial, partly televised, for the past two weeks, which sheds a harsh light on their couple’s difficulties and their excesses.
Her former agent lifted the veil on another controversial episode on Wednesday: the relationship Amber Heard forged with billionaire Elon Musk following his divorce from Johnny Depp.
Christian Carino read the judges a series of messages he exchanged in 2017 with the actress, whose confidante he was at the time.
In the first, she talks about her split from the Tesla boss and writes: “I hate it when things get public, I’m so sad.”
The agent replies, “You didn’t like it and told me 1,000 times you just wanted to plug the hole.”
– “I know, but I wanted time to rebuild.”
– “You could avoid that if you stopped dating superstars,” concluded Christian Carino, who flirted with celebrities himself by being Lady Gaga’s fiancé for a time.