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Johnny Depp Says He Is Being 'Boycotted' By Hollywood

Claire Reid

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Johnny Depp Says He Is Being 'Boycotted' By Hollywood

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Johnny Depp believes he's being 'boycotted' by Hollywood due to the 'unpleasant and messy situation' he is in.

His latest movie Minamata is yet to be released in the US, despite being out in every other territory.

Depp stars as W Eugene Smith, a photographer who helped to expose a mercury poisoning scandal in Minamata in Japan.

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Credit: PA

Speaking to The Sunday Times about the new movie, the 58-year-old actor said: "We looked these people in the eyeballs and promised we would not be exploitative.

"That the film would be respectful. I believe that we've kept our end of the bargain, but those who came in later should also maintain theirs."

He then added: "Some films touch people. And this affects those in Minamata and people who experience similar things.

"And for anything... for Hollywood's boycott of me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?"

Last month director Andrew Lewis accused MGM of 'burying' the flick because of the ongoing problems in Depp's personal life.

In an open letter, the director said he believed the studio was worried that 'the personal issues of an actor in the film could reflect negatively upon them'.

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Credit: PA

Lewis went on to say that the studio had a 'moral obligation' to release the movie, adding that MGM needs to explain 'why you think an actor's personal life is more important than their dead children'.

MGM has said the movie is set to be released, but as yet has no date.

The Hollywood star was embroiled in a very high profile libel case against the Sun newspaper after they labelled him a 'wife beater' while in a relationship with Amber Heard.

Depp lost his libel case last year, but vowed to fight the ruling.

Posting on Instagram, he said: The surreal judgement of the court in the UK will not change my fight to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal.

"My resolve remains strong and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false.

"My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time."

Fantastic Beasts.

Topics: johnny depp, TV and Film, Celebrity

Claire Reid
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