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Petition to have Amber Heard removed from “Aquaman 2” garners more than 2.4 million signatures

Johnny Depp has been the victim of cancel culture since his ex-wife Amber Heard first started hurling domestic violence allegations at him and about him. But in a turn of events, it’s Amber Heard who may be canceled shortly.

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A petition to cancel Amber Heard from her role in the Aquaman film franchise has amassed more than 2.4 million signatures amid the ongoing defamation trial playing out in a Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Virginia.

The petition at Change.org, called “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2,” reads, in part, as follows:

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.

Also, Amber Heard was arrested in 2009 for abusing a former domestic partner, Tasya Van Ree, demonstrating a repeated pattern of abuse by Amber Heard.

Since Heard’s divorce from Johnny Depp, she has systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of fake incidents in which she had actually abused Johnny Depp, but lied and created false accounts of him being the abuser. About the incident during which she shattered the bones in Johnny Depp‘s finger and nearly severed it, causing Depp to require surgery to reattach and repair it, Heard presented a false story claiming that he cut off his finger himself, dipped it in paint and scrawled obscenities all over the walls.

Likewise, Heard recounts fabricated incidents of Johnny Depp hitting her in the face when she had, in fact, punched him. Though staff and neighbors in the building where she lived reported seeing no marks on her face in the hours and days after she says Johnny Depp hit her, yet she appeared in court six (6) days later with bruises on her face, asking for a temporary restraining order, which was granted. Photos of Heard from the very next day show her full face, without makeup, and not a single bruise.

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 creator of the petition, Jeanne Larson, implores readers to “do the right thing” and “removed Amber Heard from Aquaman 2.”

Larson originally created the petition in 2020. The goal is to reach 3 million signatures, at which time fans are hoping that Heard will be kept from reprising her role as Princess Mera in the Aquaman sequel.

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Larson says she began the petition as a Depp supporter because she believes the allegations about Amber Heard being “exposed as a domestic abuser” by the Pirates of the Caribbean star. Larson further said she doesn’t want to see Heard further “glamorized” on camera.

“About the incident during which she shattered the bones in Johnny Depp‘s finger and nearly severed it, causing Depp to require surgery to reattach and repair it,” Larson wrote. “He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life.”

“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,” Larson explained.

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According to the New York Post, “fans also undoubtedly view the petition as reparations for Depp being dropped by Disney in his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie after Heard accused him of abuse.”

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Heard had initially dismissed the petition, saying “paid rumors and paid campaigns on social media don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality. Only the fans actually made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 happen.”

At this time, Amber Heard is still slated to keep her role as Princess Mera in the film which has a March 2023 release date.

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The ongoing defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues in a Fairfax County, Virginia, courtroom.

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