Hollywood watches anxiously as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial enters third week

As Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s highly controversial and extraordinarily messy trial rages on, Hollywood is anxiously waiting for the fallout.

The dramatic trial in London’s High Court is currently entering its third week, and the reputations of many high profile celebrities including Winona Ryder, Paul Bettany, and Vanessa Paradis all hang in the balance.

Depp/ Heard trial

As the extraordinarily messy trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard enters its third week, a number of stars and major film franchises anxiously wait for the fallout.

The reputations of many high profile Hollywood celebrities are at stake as the Depp trial, pitting the actor against his ex-wife Amber Heard and publisher News Group Newspapers for calling him a “wife-beater”, enters its third week.

Amber Heard is set to take the driver’s seat this week, delivering her version of events after being attacked by Depp’s lawyers with claims that Heard was the one who displayed violent behaviour and harboured a serious drug and alcohol addiction.

The outcome of the case has the potential to affect the careers of many other bystanders, including Depp’s former partners; actress Winona Ryder and French singer Vanessa Paradis. The trial took a grim turn for Depp after both refused to make a court appearance last week, after issuing press statements stating that Depp was not a violent man.

Depp’s close friend and fellow actor Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the Marvel superhero franchise, has also been dragged into the case after his name was raised in court due to crude messages in which Depp complained about his wife and her excessive drug use.

The casting for a number of major upcoming family films, such as the Aquaman series and the Fantastic Beasts Harry Potter spin-offs have also been put on hold during the trial while matters remain up in the air, as claims of Depp’s violent and extreme behaviour are unlikely to play well with family audiences and Disney and Warner Brothers studios.

Only time will tell, but for now, Hollywood is left anxiously waiting as the case continues.