Johnny Depp To Appear In Rihanna's Savage x Fenty Show
Johnny Depp will appear in Rihanna's Savage x Fenty show that will air on 9 November on Prime Video.
This is the lingerie brand's fourth fashion event, and Johnny Depp will be its celebrated guest. According to TMZ, Johnny Depp won't in fact be walking the runway as a model, but will instead be at the center of a "star" moment in the Savage x Fenty show.
In the past, numerous stars have participated in the Savage x Fenty events, such as Cindy Crawford and Erykah Badu in 2021. But with this appearance, Johnny Depp becomes the first man to take on the role of muse for the brand's men's collection.
Johnny Depp In Rihanna's Savage x Fenty Show
TMZ also reported that Johnny Depp has already filmed his portion of the show. He will appear alongside models Cara Delevingne and Irina Shayk, actors Taraji P Henson, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Winston Duke, and Marsai Martin, as well as artists Anitta and Burna Boy.
Some fans criticized Rihanna's decision to choose Johnny Depp for this role, due to the influence of the highly publicized lawsuit between the Hollywood actor and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Some who believed Amberd Heard's arguments against Depp pointed out that Rihanna was also a victim of domestic violence at the hands of Chris Brown, her former partner.
As for Rihanna, she is preparing to perform at halftime of Super Bowl LVII 2023. Also, she recently released "Lift Me Up", her first single in six years, for the soundtrack of "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever".
In the meantime, Johnny Depp released an album with musician Jeff Beck, has been offered a biopic about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani (co-produced by Al Pacino), and the lead role in French director Maïwenn Jeanne du Barry's upcoming film about King Louis XV and his concubine.
The War Between Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Is Ongoing
Five months ago, in June, Amber Heard was ordered to pay $10 million to her ex-husband, who accused her of defamation for a 2018 Washington Post article claiming she was a victim of "domestic violence".
However, the jury decided that Amber Heard should get $2 million as compensation because she was allegedly defamed by a lawyer for Johnny Depp, named Adam Waldman, who called Amber Heard's sexual assault allegations a "conspiracy" in the Daily Mail newspaper.
But now, Johnny Depp is back on the offensive against Amber Heard. The actor said through his lawyers that he is refusing to pay his ex-wife the damages he owes her, arguing that the judgment was "wrong", pointing out that the jury "overwhelmingly" supported him.
Johnny Depp's attorneys indicated that Adam Waldman worked independently and that his conduct can in no way be automatically attributable to Depp.
Despite a favorable verdict, the trial was marred by numerous legal issues, and certain decisions are flawed, Johnny's Depp's legal team said in a text published on the Law & Crime Network website.
Asserting that no evidence of Mr. Waldman's wrongdoing was shown at trial, Johnny Depp's attorneys said that the court should vacate its judgment on Amber Heard's complaint and should affirm its judgment in favor of Johnny Depp.
Johnny Depp's appeal comes weeks after a counterattack by Amber Heard, who has hired a new team of lawyers to prepare for the appeal.
A spokesman for the actress said attorney Elaine Bredehoft, who has been omnipresent during the six-week trial, has withdrawn. She is being replaced by David L. Axelrod and Jay Ward Brown, known for successfully defending The New York Times when Sarah Palin sued the famed daily for defamation.
A new trial involves different lawyers, especially when new evidence is uncovered, the actress' lawyers said in a statement. Attorney Ben Rottenborn, who has worked for Amber Heard since the beginning of the trial, stands by her.