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J.K. Rowling defended her choice to cast Johnny Depp in her upcoming film despite domestic abuse allegations, in a statement published Thursday.
Rowling, the author of the “Harry Potter” series, defended her decision to cast Depp as Grindelwald in the upcoming “The Crimes of Grindelwald” despite domestic abuse allegations by ex-wife Amber Heard, according to a statement on Rowling’s website.
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“Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies,” said Rowling.
Rowling then praised Depp saying, “When Johnny Depp was cast as Grindelwald, I thought he’d be wonderful in the role. However, around the time of filming his cameo in the first movie, stories had appeared in the press that deeply concerned me...
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