Amber Heard responds to claims she's been cut from Aquaman 2 after Depp verdict

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Photo credit: EVELYN HOCKSTEIN - Getty Images
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Since losing the defamation case brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp, rumours have been circulating that Amber Heard has been cut from the upcoming sequel to Aquaman. But most recently, the actor has responded to claims that she has been cut from the blockbuster movie, branding the allegations "inaccurate".

Speaking on behalf of Heard – who played Mera in the original Aquaman movie, which was released in 2018 and made over a billion dollars at the box office – a spokesperson called out claims that a replacement actor had already started filming with lead actor Jason Momoa, who is starring in the sequel titled Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

In a statement to Variety, Heard's spokesperson said: "The rumour mill continues as it has from day one – inaccurate, insensitive and slightly insane."

But according to sources working closely on the sequel's production, who spoke to Just Jared, this isn't quite the case. "Amber has not been completely cut from the film," the insider revealed. "[But] she still has a small role."

Photo credit: STEVE HELBER - Getty Images
Photo credit: STEVE HELBER - Getty Images

ICYMI (how??), Heard and Depp were embroiled in a highly publicised trial in recent weeks after he sued her over a 2018 Washington Post article. He says that in the article, Heard implied he was physically abusive. The case ignited debate after debate on social media, with fans of both actors loudly vocalising their cases. At the end of the trial, the jury ruled in Depp's favour, deciding that his reputation and career had been damaged as a result of her article. In light of the verdict, Heard was ordered to pay her ex $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages – although she has made it clear she does not have the funds to pay this.

Since then, Heard has opened up about the way she's been treated – particularly during the trial – by social media users. "I don’t care what one thinks about me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in my marriage, behind closed doors. I don’t presume the average person should know those things. And so I don’t take it personally," she told NBC News.

"But even somebody who is sure I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I’m lying, you still couldn’t look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation. You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair."

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