A petition to cancel ongoing playing out in a Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Virginia. from her role in the Aquaman film franchise has amassed more than 2.4 million amid the
The petition at Change.org, called “Remove from Aquaman 2,” reads, in part, as follows:
has been exposed as a by . In his $50 million lawsuit, describes many incidents of that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife , 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, was arrested in 2009 for abusing a former , , demonstrating a repeated pattern of by .
Since Heard’s divorce from , she has systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of in which she had actually abused , but lied and created of him being the abuser. About the incident during which she shattered the bones in ‘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, fabricated incidents of 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 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 is a known and proven , and should and must remove Heard from their Aquaman 2 film project. They must not ignore the suffering of Heard’s , and must not glamorize a .”
The creator of the petition, , implores readers to “do the right thing” and “removed from Aquaman 2.”
Larson originally created the petition in 2020. The goal is to reach 3 million , at which time are hoping that Heard will be kept from reprising her role as in the Aquaman sequel.
Larson says she began the petition as a Depp supporter because she believes the about being “exposed as a ” 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 ‘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 of , just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a from being celebrated within the entertainment industry,” Larson explained.
According to the New York Post, “ in the fifth also undoubtedly view the petition as reparations for Depp being dropped by Disney in his role as Pirates of the Caribbean movie after Heard accused him of .”
Heard had initially dismissed the petition, saying “paid rumors and paid campaigns on don’t dictate [casting decisions] because they have no basis in reality. Only the actually made Aquaman and Aquaman 2 happen.”
At this time, is still slated to keep her role as in the film which has a March 2023 release date.
The ongoing between and continues in a Fairfax County, Virginia, courtroom.