A petition to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 has been launched which presently has over 125k signatures.
The petition is up at Change.org and requests the removal of Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 due to Heard's alleged domestic abuse of former husband Johnny Depp.
"Amber Heard has been exposed as a domestic abuser by Johnny Depp. In his $50 million lawsuit, Johnny Depp describes many incidents of domestic abuse that he suffered at the hands of his (then) wife Amber Heard, including one incident where she punched him twice in the face and another where she shattered his finger with a vodka bottle, and his finger had to be surgically reattached. He will bear the scar from that for the rest of his life," the petition states, which is being sent to Courtney Simmons, SVP of Publicity & Communications for DC Warner and DC Entertainment and Paul McGuire, SVP, Worldwide Corporate Communications at Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Earlier also saw a recording surface from 2015 where Amber Heard and Johnny Depp can be heard discussing Heard's alleged physical abuse, with Heard admitting to hitting Depp, and Depp telling her that if she continues being physical, they will have to separate.
Remove Amber Heard Aquaman 2 petition signed by thousands of fans
The petition to remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 also notes that Amber Heard was arrested in 2009 for abusing a former domestic partner, Tasya Van Ree.
"Since Heard's divorce from Johnny Depp, she has systematically crusaded to ruin Depp in Hollywood, repeating multiple accounts of fake incidents in which she had actually abused Johnny Depp, but lied and created false accounts of him being the abuser," the petition states. "About the incident during which she shattered the bones in Johnny Depp's finger and nearly severed it, causing Depp to require surgery to reattach and repair it, Heard presented a false story claiming that he cut off his finger himself, dipped it in paint and scrawled obscenities all over the walls."
The petition continues: "As Amber Heard is a known and proven domestic abuser, Warner Brothers and DC Entertainment should and must remove Heard from their Aquaman 2 film project. They must not ignore the suffering of Heard's victims, and must not glamorize a domestic abuser. Men are victims of domestic abuse, just like women. This must be recognized, and action must be taken to prevent a known abuser from being celebrated within the entertainment industry."
Aquaman 2 is due to film later this year and be released December 16, 2022.