A crisis PR expert has said that Johnny Depp’s trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard could revive his career.
We have all been glued to the ongoing defamation trial in Fairfax between the two actors. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million over an op-ed she wrote in 2018 in The Washington Post about being abused. The actor was not named, however, he claims that these allegations have negatively impacted his reputation and his career.
The actress then countersued Depp for $100 million, accusing the 58-year-old of creating a “smear campaign” against her.
Ironically, the trial itself has a good chance of revitalizing the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s career, according to Juda Engelmayer, a crisis expert and the founder of HearldPR.
“I don’t think it’ll be family-friendly. I think his role will be different,”
“He’ll be cast in independent films or films where he is maybe the bad guy, a criminal, a mobster. Someone who at first is not a likable guy, not a fun guy, but someone who’s the bad guy.”
Do you agree?