The Hollywood scandal is in full flow, but with the announcement of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, Johnny Depp’s alleged crimes have been thrust back into the limelight.
In 2016, Depp was accused of physical abusing his then wife Amber Heard. A settlement was agreed out of court, while police say they found no evidence of a crime.
But with the Pirates of the Caribbean star being confirmed as reprising his role as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the Wizarding World series it has raised questions about his suitability.
The hashtag #NotMyGrindelwald has been used over Twitter in fury at Depp being allowed to continue to star in the Harry Potter prequel.
Some have gone as far as calling author and screenwriter JK Rowling a ‘hypocrite’ after she has previous been praised for her attitude towards feminism.
Of course, the allegations against Depp have never been proven, although agreeing to pay Heard does suggest there may be some guilt, but if they were true would this really mean he should be sacked from Fantastic Beasts?
We must remember that many of the people criticising his casting are left wing, and the left are keen to pursue rehabilitation rather than punishment.
Should Depp never be allowed to work again because of an alleged incident for which he was never prosecuted? That just doesn’t seem right.
If you think the 54-year-old isn’t a very good actor and seems to play Captain Jack Sparrow in every film since Pirates, then fair enough.
What are your thoughts? Should Johnny Depp have been sacked from Fantastic Beasts? Let us know in the comment section.