It has not been a good week for Warner Bros and its upcoming DC Universe films. Monday, a video of The Flash movie star Ezra Miller choking a female fan to the ground and having to be pulled off, made the rounds and puts into question if the star of the Fantastic Beasts franchise and the Flash film in pre-production will remain a part of them. Now Aquaman’s Amber Heard, who is in the midst of a $50 million lawsuit from ex-husband Johnny Depp (also in Fantastic Beasts) could face up to three years for if found guilty of falsifying evidence.
Heard met The Pirates of the Caribbean star in 2011 while filming the Rum Diary. They were married in 2015 and she filed for divorce in 2016 and also obtained a temporary restraining order.
Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit insinuates that Heard faked her injuries. This was filed after she published an op-ed insinuating that Depp had been physically abusive.
New evidence revealed suggests that it could support Depp’s side of the story and the Justice League and Aquaman actress could face up to three years for falsifying evidence in California.
Depp claims that Heard used makeup to paint on bruises after she said that he gave her two black eyes ahead of an appearance on The Late Late Show With James Corden in 2015, and her stylist Samantha McMillen has said, “Throughout the day of December 16, 2015, I could see clearly that Amber Heard did not have any visible marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries to her face or any other part of her bod.”
Hopefully, in both Miller’s and Heard’s cases, things are cleared up before Fantastic Beasts 3, The Flash and Aquaman 2 go into production.
The Geek is a working screenwriter, director and screenwriting instructor.
SOURCE: International Business Times