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08/12/2017 15:16 GMT

Amber Heard Responds To JK Rowling Statement On Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Role

'Women, stay strong.'

Amber Heard has shared a reminder about her split from Johnny Depp, in the wake of JK Rowling’s defence of the actor.

The author published a statement on the decision to cast Depp as Gellert Grindelwald on Thursday (7 December), after criticism from spectators who believed the actor should not have landed the job, given the many negative headlines surrounding his personal life in the past two years.

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Johnny and Amber in November 2015 

And taking to Twitter less than 24 hours after Rowling’s statement, Amber has indirectly responded to the author.

Posting a copy of the joint statement she made with Depp in the wake of their split, Amber wrote: “For the record, this was our FULL joint statement.To pick & choose certain lines & quote them out of context, is not right.Women, stay strong.”

Allegations of domestic violence were first made by Amber in May 2016, when she sought a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband. The couple’s divorce was settled outside of court.

While this meant many details of the split remained private, some pieces of evidence leaked to the press, including a video of Depp drinking and appearing to throw a bottle in his kitchen.

A photograph of a mirror, stained with the name of a man Depp thought his wife was having an affair with, was also published online.

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