Thank you for that, Sweeney. I wonder if Johnny has a different legal team for each of these lawsuits(!)? Also, they might want to start seriously considering beefing up the PR end since their bits are what, unfortunately, are seized upon and remembered. No spin, just truth and word-perfect facts - hard, fast, consistent and unrelenting as opposed to a reliance on fan sites to do their work for them.
Another twist reported by Deadline in the link I posted earlier is concerning, I think. Not sure what to make of it (perhaps Johnny is filing a countersuit?), but it may have had some play in the decision released today to pull the film:
“The July 9-filed lawsuit has become more focused in recent days. Last week, (Miriam) Segal (producer) and her Good Film were dropped by Brooks as defendants. We hear the move was not the result of a settlement, but rather discussions between the lawyers for the parties.”
Two good points, nebraska. Unbelievably, the timing factor seems to have been lost on many observers, including some “media” hacks. And your second comment is one of the few times I’ve heard anyone mention what would seem to be a given: the existence of at least one police report. The supposed incident occurred at night on a movie set - there must have been several cops as well as security personnel all over the place. Trouble is, even if the whole thing is debunked as what it appears to have been - a staged event by a pack of ruthless, amoral and determined cowards for the sole purpose of further impugning Johnny’s professional and personal reputation - it all feeds into that superficial, Cliff’s Notes “portrait” of Johnny Depp most people reference in their heads when they’re deciding whether they “like him” enough to go see his films.
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