Johnny Depp Wants Defamation Trial Against Amber Heard Delayed So He Can Film Fantastic Beasts 3

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Johnny Depp would rather fight “fantastic beasts” on screen before battling Amber Heard in court. The actor has filed a motion to delay his $50 million defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife so he can instead film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 in London. Production on the Warner Bros. sequel was delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, creating a scheduling conflict for Depp.

In March 2019, Depp sued Heard after she wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post speaking out against domestic abuse and proclaiming herself as a victim. Although she didn’t name her ex-husband as her abuser in the piece, the actor believes it’s strongly implied, citing defamation by inference.
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