Amber Heard Responds to J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Statement

J.K. Rowling is in hot water with fans after defending Johnny Depp's casting in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequel, and now Depp's accuser and ex-wife Amber Heard as jumped into the discussion.

Earlier this week, Rowling stood by the casting of Depp in the titular role of Grindelwald, saying that she was initially concerned after hearing the accusations that he had physically abused Heard. However, Rowling went on to explain that it was her understanding that both Depp and Heard wanted to move on from the issue and get on with their lives.

This part of the statement is where Heard had an issue.

On Thursday, the actress posted a message on her Twitter account, along with what she says is her and Depp's full statement on the issue.

"To pick & choose certain lines and quote them out of context is not right," Heard tweeted. "Women, stay strong."

The statement that accompanied the tweet revealed that Heard never wanted to put the issue in the past, but that she wanted to respect Johnny and herself moving forward.

"Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical of emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity."


Despite the controversy, Depp remains the big villain of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Heard, on the other hand, will star alongside Jason Momoa in the upcoming superhero blockbuster, Aquaman.