Johnny Depp Fans Flock To Buy His Dior Aftershave as Brand Stands by the Actor | 22 Words

Just weeks after Johnny Depp lost his highly-publicized libel case and his role in Fantastic Beasts 3, French fashion house, Dior, revealed that they will not be asking him to step down from working with them.

Of course, Johnny's fans have been overjoyed by this news, and a staggering number of people have been flocking to get their hand's on his signature Dior aftershave.

Here's what we know...

Where do we start when it comes to the year that Johnny Depp has had?

The Kentucky born actor, who has been renowned in Hollywood since the 1990s, has been embroiled in a highly publicized domestic abuse scandal with his ex-girlfriend, Amber Heard, for the last 4 years.

At first, the pair seemed perfect for each other when they first met in 2011.

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Johnny and Amber enjoyed a happy couple of years together, and would regularly attend red-carpet events as a couple, arm-in-arm and seemingly madly in love. They even tied the knot in 2015 after just a few years of dating.

However, it was here when things started to go a little ship-shaped.

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Their honeymoon period was rather short-lived as, just months after their marriage, Johnny reportedly suffered a hand injury as a result of "smashing bottles and windows" during a heated argument with his wife.

For the next year, various reports of abuse between the pair continued to surface...

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So it came as no shock when Amber filed for divorce in March 2016, just fifteen months after the couple had initially exchanged their "I do"s.

At first, the divorce seemed unsuspicious...

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With many news outlets reporting that Amber had cited "irreconcilable differences" while filing the divorce petition. But, only a few months into their separation, Amber filed a restraining order against Johnny, claiming that he had previously assaulted her.

It was a big allegation to make...

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So people were confused when Amber retracted her allegations just one day before the hearing was due to be held.

But this didn't stop the world from turning against Johnny.

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Amber had alleged that the actor had hit her on several occasions, and even provided video footage of him flinging a glass of wine across the room in a fit of rage.

There was an outpour of support for Amber...

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Who was even made the American Civil Liberties Union's "Ambassador for Women's Issues".

And, despite profusely denying all the allegations against him...

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Johnny found his career taking a hit as a result of the on-going scandal. Fewer and fewer directors were hiring Johnny for roles, and his appearance in J.K Rowling's Fantastic Beasts sequel, The Crimes of Grindelwald, was heavily criticized.

And in 2018, he was dropped from his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow.

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In a career-shattering announcement just 4 days after Amber's damning article, Disney announced that the actor would no longer be a part of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Though they didn't directly cite Amber's abuse allegations...

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It was widely assumed that Disney, who have earned over $4.5 billion at the box office from the Pirates franchise, were trying to distance themselves from the actor and the scandal surrounding him.

Then, there was a sudden change in events.

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Despite their actions in 2018, Disney was reportedly considering bringing Johnny Depp back to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for the 6th installment of the franchise.

This was huge news for the actor...

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But their sudden change of heart wasn't random and came after a shocking twist in the Depp-Heard scandal.

Last year, Johnny filed a $50-million defamation case against Amber...

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And presented evidence that he was the one on the receiving end of the abuse, and not the other way around.

Shockingly, the actor alleged that he was the victim all along.

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His defamation lawsuit read: “The op-ed [Amber's article] depended on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her."

The lawsuit also stated that all of Amber’s claims were “categorically and demonstrably false"...

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And listed down incidents of Amber’s alleged abuse since the start of their marriage, including punching and kicking, as well as staging her attacks. "She hit, punched, and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls, and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me," his lawsuit difficulty read.

And, to tarnish the actress' reputation and credibility even further...

Audio obtained by the Daily Mail was released that heard her admitting to attacking Johnny. She could also be heard taunting him, saying: "You are such a baby. Grow the f*** up, Johnny. You poke an animal enough, it is eventually, it doesn't matter how friendly it is, it's not cool."

The case was grueling...

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And Johnny has been in court recently for his libel case against The Sun newspaper - whom he is suing over a 2018 article in which he was described as a "wife-beater." The pair were in court as part of the 3-week long trial, and while in court, both parties played pretty dirty, revealing compromising photographs of each other which have blown everything out of the water, yet again.

But earlier this month, it was confirmed that things didn't go Johnny's way.

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It was announced that the actor lost the controversial case against the newspaper and editor Dan Wootton.

He was then ordered to pay substantial costs to the newspaper group.

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"The Sun has stood up and campaigned for the victims of domestic abuse for over twenty years," said a spokesperson.

"Domestic abuse victims must never be silenced and we thank the Judge for his careful consideration and thank Amber Heard for her courage in giving evidence to the court."

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The trial has been one of the biggest libel trials ever.

Of course, this massive loss was terrible for the actor's name...

As he was soon forced to resign from his role in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3. The actor announced the news via his Instagram.

But this isn't necessarily the end of the road for Johnny...

As the globally popular French fashion brand, Dior, announced recently that they will continue to stand by the actor and use him as their brand ambassador.

He will remain the face of Dior's "Sauvage" aftershave.

Who Depp has been the poster boy of since it's launch back in 2015.

However, many are complaining.

While most people seem to support Dior's decision, the continued use of Depp's image did receive 11 complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority on British TV recently.

PR agent Mark Bokowski also argued they should fire Depp.

He said: "I think it would be sensible for Dior to sever links with Depp. Anything can be stopped by pressing a button if they really wanted to. A brand like Dior is not just looking at this territory. The attitude [toward Depp] in the U.K will be very different to the one in eastern Europe, for example."

But regardless of the negativity...

Johnny's fans are overjoyed by Dior's loyalty and they've been flocking to get their hands on the luxurious fragrance during the Black Friday weekend.

It looks like Johnny has a lot of support behind him!

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