For obvious reasons, it’s pretty uncommon for A-list celebrities to be thrown in prison.
The justice system tends to look pretty favorably on the wealthy and well-connected, and if worse comes to worst, you can always just hire a fall guy.
Still, when there’s even a remote possibility that a major star will get tossed in the clink we like to imagine how they would cope with life on the cell block.
And in the case of Johnny Depp, we think the obvious answer is not very well at all!
Sure, Depp’s played some major badasses over the course of his career, and he gets bonus points for being covered in tattoos.
But turning over his many man-bracelets at the front gate would probably leave him with tear-streaked guyliner, and that’s just not a good look on day one.
But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here.
Why is it — you ask — that there’s a remote chance Johnny might end up rocking a county orange jumpsuit?
Well, like every tabloid scandal in his life over the past three years, it all has to do with his messy marriage to Amber Heard.
It’s been over two years since Depp and Heard finalized their divorce, but a recent lawsuit — filed by Johnny, ironically — has the ex-couple back in front of a judge.
And now, Heard’s lawyers are alleging that Depp committed perjury when in his initial filing.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in connection with a piece she wrote for the Washington Post in which she described herself as an abuse victim.
According to Johnny, Amber’s article violated their non-disclosure agreement — and now he wants her to pay.
Unfortunately, the legal action backfired in spectacular fashion, as court proceedings have resulted in one embarrassing revelation after another for the actor.
Sure, the allegations have gone both ways. but the ones Heard has lobbed at Depp — including a story in which he became so jealous of James Franco that he flew into a violent rage — have been the most humiliating.
And Amber’s latest accusation could have serious legal consequences.
According to newly-filed documents obtained by The Blast, Depp “clearly perjured himself claiming that there was only one 911 call reporting his abuse on the evening of May 21, 2016.”
Heard’s attorneys say Depp made the claim knowing full well that Amber’s friend iO Tillet Wright made multiple 911 calls the night of the alleged attack.
“Readily obtainable public records of LAPD call logs from that evening show that iO Tillet Wright called 911 at 8:30 PM to report Mr. Depp’s violent and destructive behavior that evening, confirming the eyewitness accounts of how iO heard that Mr. Depp was becoming violent toward Ms. Heard over the phone and then called 911,” their filing reads.
Now, people go to jail for perjury all the time.
But very few of those people have anchored multi-billion dollar Disney franchises.
So Depp probably won’t be getting locked up — but this isn’t great news for his already-battered reputation.
How many crimes does this guy have to commit to research his role as Grindelwald? Yeesh!