J.K. Rowling and Johnny Depp Are Defended by Helena Bonham Carter, Who Says, “This is Complete Nonsens.”
J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter book series, as well as Johnny Depp were both defended by Helena Bonham Carter.
The actor who played Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter franchise addressed the controversy that surrounded Rowling following the publication of words that were interpreted by some as being transphobic.
According to what Bonham Carter said to The Times, “it’s horrible and pure nonsense.” “I have a feeling that she was poisoned. It was carried to an extreme, leading to the condemnation of persons. She is not afraid to voice her views, particularly if she is being mistreated. Everyone has their own unique history of traumatic experiences, and they build their own opinions based on these experiences. It is important to respect people’s backgrounds and the sources of their sorrow.
It’s not necessary for everyone to be on the same page about everything; that would be ridiculous and boring. She is simply speaking from her own personal experience and does not intend it in an antagonistic manner.
Bonham Carter also addressed Depp’s recent libel suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. She stated that the result of the court, which went in favour of Depp, “totally exonerated” him. She was referring to the fact that the court ruled in Depp’s favour. Both Depp and Bonham Carter have worked together on a number of projects, and he is the godfather to Bonham Carter’s two children from a previous relationship with Tim Burton.
Bonham Carter responded as follows when asked if the libel case was an example of #MeToo’s “pendulum swinging backwards.” “I think [Hurd] has fallen into this pendulum,” she said. The problem with these things is that people will hop on the bandwagon because it’s a fad, and they will compete with one another to be the poster girl.
In another part of the conversation, Bonham Carter was critical of the notion that a person’s personal life should have an impact on their professional life. “Are you trying to prevent a genius from having sexual relations? She went on to say that there would be millions of people who would be ruled ineligible if their private lives were investigated in sufficient detail.
“You can’t stop people from doing things. I despise the culture of constant cancellation. It’s gotten to the point where it’s almost hysterical, and it feels like a witch hunt mixed with a misunderstanding.
Because Heard claimed in an article published in 2018 by The Washington Post that she had been the victim of domestic violence, Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against Heard. Despite the fact that his name is not mentioned in the document, the attorneys for Johnny Depp argued that it falsely implies that he was subjected to sexual and physical abuse during the course of their marriage.
The court proceeding came to an end in June when the jury decided in Depp’s favor. He was awarded a total of $15 million, including $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. In exchange for her counterclaim against Depp, Heard was awarded $2 million.
In July, Hurd initiated the appeal process by submitting a formal notice of appeal against the verdict and sentence handed down in the trial. A representative for Hurd’s office issued the following statement: “We believe that the court made mistakes that prevented an impartial and fair verdict that was consistent with the First Amendment.” As a result, we have decided to appeal the verdict.”