Amber Heard Was Banned Was DC FanDome and Aquaman ‘ Poster, Hollywood Insider Tells Court


Amber Heard was instructed to avoid DC FanDome amid her authorized battle with Johnny Depp, a Hollywood insider testified Monday in Depp’s defamation trial towards his ex-wife.

Kathryn Arnold, who described herself as an “entertainment industry consultant,” took the witness stand in Fairfax, Virginia, and stated Heard has been iced out of promotional occasions for “Aquaman 2.”

“Ms. Heard was not invited to be either in the poster or to be at the [FanDome] event, and, in fact, they told her she cannot come,” Arnold stated.

DC didn’t instantly reply to TheWrap’s request for remark.

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Arnold was employed by Heard’s authorized group to evaluate the “reputational harm and economic loss that Ms. Heard incurred due to the defamatory statements” by Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman, who in 2020 accused the actress of perpetrating an “abuse hoax.”

Arnold stated she’s beforehand labored as a script reader, movie and tv producer, and in growth.

She stated analysis confirmed every time Heard’s title was talked about, whether or not in connection to a movie, TV present, journal article, or endorsement deal, there was instant backlash from followers on social Media. For that cause, Arnold stated there had been an effort to fully minimize the actress out of “Aquaman 2,” however star Jason Momoa and director James Wan fought to maintain her within the movie.

“In February 2021, there were conversations that Amber’s, I’m going to be technical with you, her option for employment was not going to be exercised. So they may not have hired her again,” Arnold stated. “Her management team fought very hard and they ultimately ended up hiring her, but not only because of what her management did, but also because star Jason Momoa and director James Wan committed to her.”

Heard beforehand testified that her function within the movie has been minimize down.

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Arnold additionally stated Heard’s profession trajectory was “comparable” to that of Momoa, Gal Gadot, Zendaya, Ana de Armas and Chris Pine. But Depp’s lawyer countered that they’re all a lot larger stars. “That’s not the career path that Ms. Heard has had. She’s never been the title character in a movie, she hasn’t spent years on television,” Depp’s lawyer stated.

Arnold stated Heard has suffered sizable losses in revenue as a consequence of lawyer Adam Waldman’s statements. “If you look at the film, the television and the endorsement contracts, it’s very likely that Ms. Heard should have earned between $45 and $50 million dollars” over a 5-year interval.

She went on to say Heard’s whole profession has been affected by the case. She famous that LA Style journal was going to present Heard “the cover picture and the cover story” for starring within the TV sequence “The Stand,” however that supply was rescinded.

Arnold added that the lawsuits have damage Depp’s profession as nicely.

“Every time he has filed a lawsuit it has brought to light various issues with respect to whatever that lawsuit was about… whether it was about erratic behavior, or domestic abuse, or drugs and alcohol and even spending habits,” Arnold stated.

She famous that the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star attracts plenty of publicity and any time he’s talked about within the Media, individuals listen. But she stated the “press and publicity” round his lawsuits has been “charged up.”

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Regarding the affect that Heard’s Washington Post op-ed had on Depp’s profession, Arnold stated, “Very little. Hardly anybody knew the op-ed existed before he filed suit.” She stated the op-ed “kind of came in and out of the radar very quickly if anybody even saw it at all.”

Depp had been anticipated to be known as as a witness for Heard’s protection group Monday, however her authorized group modified methods, and he didn’t take the stand.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million claiming she libeled him in a 2018 op-ed piece in The Washington Post, costing him a profitable function within the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Although Heard didn’t title him within the article, the “Aquaman” actress described herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Heard has counter-sued for $100 million.

Umberto Gonzalez contributed to this report.

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