Rachel Riley said she “doesn’t want” Johnny Depp to be her “worst enemy” after sharing a Twitter post on Wednesday calling the actor “problematic.”
The 36-year-old Countdown star retweeted the post, which outlines Johnny’s past claims as he remains embroiled in a legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard.
It also mentioned his friendship with Marilyn Manson, who was accused of physical and sexual abuse by ex-fiancée Evan Rachel Wood and several other women in early 2021, which he denies.
Countdown to court encounter: Rachel Riley, 36, says she ‘don’t want’ Johnny Depp to be her ‘worst enemy’ as she shares a tweet on Wednesday calling the actor ‘problematic’ post.Pictured is Thursday
SHARE: The 36-year-old Countdown star retweeted the post outlining Johnny’s past claims as he remains embroiled in a legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard
The Twitter post also claimed that “Johnny nurtured Winona Ryder when she was 17 and he was close to 30” and claimed the actor had a “history of homophobia,” although there was no evidence to substantiate those claims.
Rachel then shared another tweet from domestic abuse researcher Emma Katz, which included a link to an article by the National Domestic Violence Hotline titled “The Myth of Mutual Abuse.”
“Many times, we talk to survivors of abuse who want to address their concerns about their behavior,” the article said.
Allegation: The post also commented on Johnny Depp’s friendship with Marilyn Manson (photo by Johnny Thursday)
“They will often express that their relationship is mutually abusive, a concept used when describing a relationship in which both partners are abusive.
‘Abuse is about an imbalance of power and control.
“In an unhealthy or abusive relationship, both/all partners can have unhealthy behaviors, but in an abusive relationship, one person tends to have more control than the other.”
Rachel’s retweet about Johnny’s alleged past – originally created by @arkhamcitysiren – garnered 1,107 likes, with mixed reactions in the comments.
Source: Rachel then shared another tweet from domestic abuse researcher Emma Katz that included a link to an article by the National Domestic Violence Hotline titled “The Myth of Mutual Abuse”
One user praised the host, saying: “You’re so brave to post this – I see Depp obsessives and common misogynistic thugs have started. Thanks for speaking up.”
However, not everyone agrees.
Another commented: “Have you checked the facts or actually watched the trial? Johnny is not an angel, but Amber appears to be the abuser in this case.
Controversial: Rachel’s retweet about Johnny’s past – originally created by @arkhamcitysiren – garnered 1,107 likes and mixed reactions in the comments.Pictured is 2019
Another user added: “While his alleged actions cannot be condoned, I can’t believe you are on the side of someone who has a record admitting domestic abuse.”
Johnny is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, for $50 million for defaming her 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she talked about being a victim of domestic abuse.
Aquaman star Amber countersued for $100 million in a court case that has drawn attention over the past few weeks in which Amber claims she was beaten and threatened by her husband.
Case: Johnny sued his 36-year-old ex-wife for defamation in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she talked about being a victim of domestic abuse
Johnny has denied allegations of abuse by his ex-wife and recently declared in court that he has lost “no less than everything” as a result of the allegations.
When asked what he lost after Amber’s article was published, he said: “Everything.
‘When the charges were brought [and] Quickly circle the globe and tell people I’m a drunken cocaine-fueled menace whose beatings on women—suddenly in my 50s—are over. you are done.
Court: Amber has countersued for $100 million, court case has drawn attention, Amber claims she was beaten and threatened by husband – claims he denies
“So what did it do to me? What did it do to me? I’m telling you this, regardless of the outcome of this trial, the second time the charges were brought against me, the charges, the second time more and more shifting, changing Become media fodder, and once it happens, I lose.
The Edward Scissorhands actor also said that due to the high-profile nature of the case, he believes the charges will always be with him.
He added: “That said, I lose because it’s not something that anyone is going to have on your back anytime soon. Because of the allegations, and because this is such a high profile case, I will Live with this for the rest of your life.
Hurd earlier admitted she didn’t donate $3.5m to charity from her divorce settlement with Depp – even though she told the UK High Court she had
‘ So regardless of the outcome of this trial, I lost. I will take it with me for the rest of my days. It never had to be like that. It never happened and I don’t quite understand why it happened this way.
Elsewhere in the court case, Amber testified that after Johnny’s team described her abuse allegations as a “hoax,” scenes from the film were cut and “communication” with producers ceased. Working very hard” to stay in the sequel to Aquaman.
She said she was branded a “liar” in a $100 million defamation trial because Johnny, 58, was a “bigger star” and had “more reach”.
Media attention: The Edward Scissorhands actor also said he believes the charges will stay with him forever due to the high-profile nature of the case
Amber told the Virginia court that the “sophisticated PR machine” behind Johnny has been labeling her a liar in the media — which has affected her career.
Her testimony was backed up by her agent, Jessica Kovacevic, who claimed on Thursday that the actress’s fame had waned as Johnny’s lawyers claimed she faked injuries.
Kovacevic claimed Amber would make $2 million for Aquaman 2, but Warner Bros. decided to reduce her role, citing a “lack of chemistry” between Amber and Aquaman star Jason Momoa.
Kovacevic said it’s unlikely that a successful movie star like Aquaman didn’t have a career to take off.
Aquaman is DC’s most successful film, grossing $940.7 million, and Kovacevic said Amber should see a similar movie, albeit on a smaller scale, but as famous as her co-star Jason Momoa.
Kovacevic claimed Amber’s star status was tarnished by allegations made by Johnny’s attorney Adam Waldman, who claimed Amber faked her injuries and damage to Depp’s Los Angeles penthouse.
Amber testified Monday: “I worked really hard to stay in the movie [Aquaman 2]. They didn’t want me in the movie.
MOVIE: Amber testifies she’s ‘working very hard’ to stay in Aquaman sequel after scenes from film were axed after Johnny’s team described her abuse allegations as ‘hoaxes’
“I got a script and then gave new versions of the script that had scenes that had action in them removed. Depicted by one character and the other, without giving away any spoilers, the two The characters fight each other.
“They basically stripped me of my role. They just deleted a bunch.
She added on Tuesday: “I don’t know if I’m going to be in the finals or how much I’ll be. It’s hard to stay in a movie.
When asked what she’s done since Depp’s legal team called her allegations of sexual violence a hoax, she said: “I made a small independent film.”
Johnny has said it was his Hollywood connections that helped Amber land the role in Aquaman, and Amber claims she got the job herself.
Her comments came after a petition calling for DC Warner Bros. to remove Amber from the Aquaman 2 character reached 4.2 million signatures.
Amber admitted earlier that she did not donate the $3.5 million from her divorce settlement with Depp to charity – although she told the UK High Court that she did.
She told the court she “has not been able to meet these obligations…because Johnny sued me in March 2019 for $50 million”.
Johnny’s lawyer asked her if she announced the donation because she wanted “compliments” and “good news.”
She replied, “That Not my interest. My interest is in my name – clear my name. At the time, I was called a “liar” and my motives were questioned. I do think it’s important to clear it.
She added: “I want to make a statement to make sure there are no doubts. I can’t be labelled this stuff just because Johnny is the bigger star and has more hype.
‘I’ll take it with me for the rest of the day’: Johnny recently declared in court he has lost ‘no less than everything’ thanks to Amber’s claims