Johnny Depp probably doesn't have many women on his side in the defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. But Mission NGO, a group of women's rights activists, is now campaigning for the actor. "We are human," is the group's message.
Johnny Depp gets support from a group for abused women and children. The actor is currently locked in a bitter legal battle against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Now the women's and children's rights group Mission NGO, led by former Miss Italy Valeria Altobelli, is siding with the Hollywood star. In an official statement, the organization expresses its condolences to him.
"As women, we feel compassion and empathy not for the star, the talent, the actor, but for a man, a father, a worker, a human being," the statement said. It is particularly important to take care of mental health so that "women and men can love and respect each other without any kind of abuse and violence". "We are human and we must find the humanity we were born to be," is the final statement.
In 2018, Amber Heard wrote in the "Washington Post" that she had been a victim of domestic violence. She didn't mention Depp's name in the article. However, the 58-year-old sued the "Aquaman" actress for defamation. Johnny Depp is demanding 50 million dollars in damages from his ex-partner (approx. 46 million euros). He claims the Washington Post article seriously damaged his career.
Depp and Heard began dating in early 2012 after they met on the set of The Rum Diary. The Hollywood stars got married in 2015. However, the marriage only lasted 15 months. The actor lost a defamation lawsuit against the newspaper "The Sun" in Great Britain in 2020. The newspaper had described Depp in an article as a "wife beater". Depp has denied all allegations of domestic violence. Meanwhile, more and more scandalous details of their marriage are coming to light.