Legal Victory! An Image of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow Projected on Disneyland Castle
For the first time since Amber Heard’s defamation case against Johnny Depp was settled, Disney began utilizing his likeness again.
For the first time since Disney lost ties with Johnny Depp over his Captain Jack Sparrow controversy, an image of the actor was projected on the Disneyland Paris Castle this past weekend.
Nothing in this world could persuade Depp to return to work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film, even “$300 million and a million alpacas,” he told Heard’s lawyer at the trial.
After a successful four-day trial, Johnny Depp projected at Disneyland Castle.
Disney cut Depp from the film production four days after Amber Heard accused him of domestic abuse in a Washington Post op-ed.
In his defamation case against his ex-wife, Johnny Depp was awarded $15 million in damages by a Virginia court.
The complaint filed by Johnny Depp claims that his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the successful Pirates of the Caribbean series was expensive to him because of Heard’s main image as a “public figure symbolizing domestic abuse.”
The castle in Disneyland Paris was lighted with an image of the exonerated Captain Jack Sparrow star in a rare public appearance for Depp since the Mouse House broke relations with him over the weekend.
According to Depp’s testimony in court, “nothing in this world,” not even “$300 million and one billion alpacas,” could convince him to return to work with Disney on other Pirates of the Caribbean picture not even if he won the lawsuit against the studio.
Jack Sparrow’s character Captain Jack Sparrow was taken away from Depp because of Heard’s assertion that she was a “public figure embodying domestic abuse,” according to his complaint.
According to a tweet, a show will feature Johnny Depp’s likeness at Disneyland Paris.
As of this writing, a video has surfaced on Twitter to demonstrate that Disneyland in Paris has added Johnny Depp to a presentation for Pirates of the Caribbean.
According to the YouTube user who posted the video, it was taken over the weekend.
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Disney’s decision to remove Johnny Depp from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was the subject of Depp’s defamation lawsuit. The actor said in court that the issue boiled down to allegations that he was a ‘wife beater.’
In his own words, “It had been two years of relentless international news about me as this wife-beater.” I’m sure Disney attempted to break things off to be on the safe side.
The #MeToo movement was in full swing at the moment.
Depp further claimed that Disney would still benefit from the character, despite his departure from the film series.
He told the court, “My character was not deleted from the rides.”
Doll sales of Captain Jack Sparrow have been uninterrupted. Nobody ceased to sell anything.
He said, ‘They just didn’t want anything following me that they could find.’
So it looks that Depp would not accept an apology from Disney authorities for their choice to dismiss him personally while still milking his character for cash.
The reality is, Mr. Depp… if Disney approached you with $300 million and a million alpacas…, his lawyer Benjamin Rottenborn said. Why would youn’t return to work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean picture? What do you think?’
‘That’s correct,’ Depp responded to Mr. Rottenborn.
Hollywood mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has published a draught for Pirates of the Caribbean 6, with or without Johnny Depp.