• J.K. Rowling Is ‘Genuinely Happy' Johnny Depp Is In Fantastic Beasts, Despite Controversy

    4 days ago - By MTV

    J.K. Rowling defended casting Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald in 'Fantastic Beasts' despite allegations of domestic abuse.
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  • J.K. Rowling is ‘happy' Johnny Depp is in ‘Fantastic Beasts'

    4 days ago - By NY Daily News

    The author has spoken.
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  • Is J.K. Rowling's Website Down, Not Working? Author's Johnny Depp Statement Causes Outcry

    4 days ago - By Newsweek

    "I am not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies.”
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  • J.K. Rowling stands by Johnny Depp's ‘Fantastic Beasts' casting

    J.K. Rowling stands by Johnny Depp's ‘Fantastic Beasts' casting

    4 days ago - By New York Post

    "Based on our understanding of the circumstances, the filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies," Rowling wrote Thursday on her website.
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  • J.K. Rowling Just Addressed Johnny Depp's Role in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    4 days ago - By Time

    J.K. Rowling has finally addressed the controversy surrounding Johnny Depp's continued involvement in the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
    After Warner Bros. shared a cast photo in November that re-confirmed Depp was reprising his role as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the series' second film, The Crimes of Grindelwald , some fans took to social media to criticize the decision. Depp was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife Amber Heard amid a bitter divorce battle in 2016.
    Now, Rowling has shared a blog post on her website in which she defends the decision to not recast the role. “I'm...
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  • Keeping Johnny Depp In J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Will Be An Endless PR Nightmare

    4 days ago - By Forbes

    J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. have responded to bubbling controversies over Johnny Depp's prime role in the 'Fantastic Beasts' saga.
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  • J.K. Rowling breaks her silence on her Johnny Depp casting controversy: she's 'genuinely happy' to have him in 'Fantastic Beasts'

    J.K. Rowling breaks her silence on her Johnny Depp casting controversy: she's 'genuinely happy' to have him in 'Fantastic Beasts'

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    J.K. Rowling defended her decision to keep Johnny Depp in her "Fantastic Beasts" series.
    "The filmmakers and I are not only comfortable sticking with our original casting, but genuinely happy to have Johnny playing a major character in the movies," she said in a statement.
    Depp allegedly beat his ex-wife, Amber Heard, when they were married. Heard dropped her charges during their divorce settlement process.
    Rowling suggested contractual agreements prevented her from speaking more openly about the situation.
    J.K. Rowling responded to fan backlash about Johnny Depp's casting in her...
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  • J.K. Rowling Says She's “Genuinely Happy” to Have Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts

    4 days ago - By Vanity Fair

    “I accept that there will be those who are not satisfied with our choice of actor in the title role,” Rowling said in a new statement. “However, conscience isn't governable by committee.”
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