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Helena Bonham Carter claims Johnny Depp has been ‘vindicated’ after winning defamation suit against Amber Heard

Nov 28, 2022 01:14 PM IST

In a recent interview Helena Bonham Carter made her opinions clear on cancel culture and societal judgement and lent support to co-star and friend Johnny Depp.

Helena Bonham Carter is making her opinions clear on cancel culture and how it has affected some of her peers in the industry. She spoke out in support of her Sweeney Todd co-star and friend Johnny Depp after his win in the defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. (Also read: Amber Heard beats Johnny Deep to become Google's most-searched celebrity of 2022)

Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter starred in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Helena and Johnny have collaborated on screen in the past in films like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Alice in Wonderland. Both actors are friends and frequent collaborators of filmmaker Tim Burton.

In an interview with The Sunday Times Magazine, when the British actor was asked whether Johnny Depp could have a chance at resurgence in Hollywood after allegations of domestic abuse, she claimed, “Oh, I think he’s completely vindicated. I think he’s fine now. Totally fine.”

Helena also added her opinion on cancel culture saying, “Do you ban a genius for their sexual practices? There would be millions of people who if you looked closely enough at their personal life you would disqualify them. You can't ban people. I hate cancel culture. It has become quite hysterical and there's a kind of witch-hunt and a lack of understanding,” she said. The actor referenced Johnny Depp’s highly publicized defamation trial that took place earlier this year against ex-wife Amber Heard where The Pirates of the Caribbean actor had sued the Aquaman star, alleging that she had defamed him in a 2018 op-ed about domestic violence published by the Washington Post.

Johnny Depp was awarded more than $10 million in damages, whereas Amber Heard went on to win one of her defamation counterclaims and was awarded $2 million. When asked whether this case was an instance of the “pendulum of #MeToo swinging back”, Helena saidAmber Heard tried to ‘jump on the bandwago’ and ‘be the poster girl for’

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