Amid allegations of sexual , , , and against him has emerged a victor already, though his against ex- still has at least a week to go, and jury deliberations haven’t even begun.
Depp has garnered support from a non-profit international organization called , according to Newsweek.
, which supports women and children who have suffered physical, sexual, and psychological , has released a statement in support of
“As women, we have compassion and we feel empathy not for THE star, THE talent, THE actor but for a man, a father, a worker, A HUMAN. Mental Health is something we have to care about to live…and respect each other without any kind of abuse and violence.”https://t.co/xrIgsbN4jL
— TheRealLauraB?⚔️ (@LauraBockov) May 20, 2022
President and founder of wrote in the statement:
“ is a serious topic. As women, as mothers, we have the duty and the responsibility to educate our sons and daughters, that’s to say, the Future Generation, in the light of the values of dialogue, respect, and between men and women, without any gender distinction, in order to prevent with the weapons of love and education.
“In deep respect of the victims of domestic abuses that we have to affirm for intellectual honesty are, generally, WOMEN, we feel to express, as women, as mothers, as free thinkers, our for in this bad page of his personal history.”
Altobelli also wrote an open letter, according to Globe Newswire, that reads in part:
“ women from all over the world stand against , regardless of gender, age, or race. Our mission is to educate men and women, with no gender differences, to keep talking and living in the values of love, mutual comprehension, and sensitivity in order to prevent all kinds of , against women against men, against children.”
“As women, we have and we feel empathy not for THE star, THE talent, THE actor but for a man, a father, a worker, A HUMAN. is something we have to care about to live in a positive environment where women and men can love and respect each other without any kind of and . We are human and we have to find the HUMANITY we are born to live for.”
Depp’s ex-partner was one of the first to voice her support of the defamed actor.and dated in the early 1990s, and Ryder says the allegations she’s heard about him don’t sound anything like Depp at all.
“The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved,” Ryder said. “He was never, never violent towards me. He has never been violent or abusive towards anybody I have seen.”
Depp worked with Javier Bardem in Before Night Falls (2000) and Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). Bardem says there are many things he admires about Depp.
People Magazine reported Bardem writing “I love Johnny. He has always been a true gentleman and an extremely generous and caring friend to my family and myself. On top of that, I’ve had the gift of working with him twice and have experienced his respectful attitude towards every single member of the crew alongside his unique and hilarious sense of humor.”
Bardem further said, “I stand by Johnny because I have always seen and felt a true caring and loving man in him. [I] respect him deeply and I thank him for being the free and careless little boy he is in his art and the mature and loving man he is in the lives of others – always there when we need him.”
Penelope Cruz said “I’ve seen Johnny in so many situations and he is always kind to everyone around. He is one of the most generous people I know.”
Other celebrities who’ve taken a stand for include Sia, , ‘s co-star , Helena Bonham Carter, Robert Downey Jr., , , JK Rowling (despite Depp’s removal from Fantastic Beasts), and others. Universal Studios and Dior have also stood in support of .
Depp is featured in a fragrance campaign by Dior from 2015, and the company has said it supports Depp amid his current legal battle.
Depp’s former partner and mother of his two children Vanessa Paradis, has stood by her children’s dad from the beginning. and Jack Depp,
“This is nothing like the true Johnny I have known, and from my personal experience of many years, I can say he was never violent or abusive,” Paradis said. “I have seen that these outrageous statements have been really distressing, and also caused damage to his career because unfortunately, people have gone on believing these false facts.”
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