Johnny Depp will be paid $ 22.5 million for his sixth film “Pirates of the Caribbean” but Disney quit the job after his first wife Amber Heard accused him of harassing her at home in the Washington Post op-ed, the film’s director said. Monday.
Jack Whigham, who testified on behalf of Depp in Virginia’s famous couple scandal case, said the Post op-ed was a “disaster” for Depp Hollywood’s work.
“After op-ed, it was impossible to get it to the movie studio,”
Whigham told a seven-judge jury in Fairfax County Circuit Court of Appeals.
Whigham, who has been Depp’s agent since 2016, said there was an agreement with Disney to have the actor appear as Captain Jack Sparrow in the sixth season of the “Pirates” franchise.
“We closed the deal with $ 22.5 million,” he said.
But Disney decided to go in a “different direction” following the December 2018 edition of op-ed in the Post, Whigham said.
“I interacted well with them, but I was not successful in rescuing the Pirates for Johnny.”
Depp filed a defamation suit against Heard in a column he wrote for the Post in which he described himself as a “public figure representing domestic pollution.”
The 36-year-old Heard, who owns a music project in “Aquaman,” did not name 58-year-old Depp but filed a lawsuit alleging he was a housewife and was seeking $ 50 million in damages.
Texas-born Heard pardoned, pleading for $ 100 million claiming he suffered “extreme violence and abuse” at his hands.
Depp denies that he insulted Heard and said that he was the perpetrator of the violence.
Whigham, under investigation by Heard’s lawyers, said his contract with Disney and Depp’s remuneration for the next “Pirates” movie were “verbal” and that no contract had been signed.
“There is an understanding of what the deal will be,”
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Whigham also listed Depp’s salary for several other films he did in 2017.
He said he received $ 8 million for “False City,” $ 10 million for murder on the Orient Express and $ 13.5 million for “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald.”
In 2018, Depp was paid $ 3.5 million for “Professor,” an independent film, as well as $ 1 million for “Thinking of the Barbarians,” another indie film.
In January 2019, he will be paid $ 3 million for a film called “Minamata,” the representative said.
“It was very difficult to put Minamata together. The money came shaking, the budget going down, Johnny’s money fell to save the movie. “
The witness on Monday was Travis McGivern, a member of Depp’s security team.
McGivern said he was in the midst of an altercation between the couple at their home in Los Angeles when Heard punched Depp in the face, threw him a Red Bull bag and spat at him.
The guard said he called Depp “for his safety.”
“My job is to ensure the safety and well-being of my customers, it’s time to do my job and get it out there.”
Depp filed a defamation suit in the United States after he lost a separate slander case in London in November 2020 that he filed against The Sun for calling him a “wife killer.”
Depp, a three-time Oscar nominee, and Heard met in 2009 and set up the film “The Rum Diary” and married in February 2015. Their divorce was annulled two years later.
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Disney reportedly canceled its $ 22.5 million contract with Johnny Depp
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