Domestic Violence

Arts, Entertainment, Culture • TV & Movies
Johnny Depp has been fired from "The Fantastic Beasts" franchise
Johnny Depp has been fired from "The Fantastic Beasts" franchise
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In a letter posted to Instagram, Johnny Depp announced he will no longer be the character Grindelwald of the Fantastic Beasts franchise after "being asked to resign by Warner Bros."

The Warner Bros. decision is related to the fact that earlier this week, Depp lost his libel case against the Sun after he was called a “wife-beater” following stories of alleged abuse against Heard.

Johnny Depp loses libel trial against The Sun newspaper
Johnny Depp
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Johnny Depp’s libel action against the publishers of the Sun newspaper – which was dismissed by a judge in London this week – may prove to be the moment the public was finally disabused of any lingering illusions of Hollywood as a place of glamour and sophistication. Depp sued the newspaper over an article that claimed the actor was violent toward Heard while they were together, and branded him a "wife-beater".

Judge Andrew Nicol said in his judgment Monday: "I have reached these conclusions having examined in detail the 14 incidents on which the defendants rely, as well as the over-arching considerations which the claimant submitted I should take into account."

Regional News • Europe • European Union
Violence against women: Poland to leave European treaty
Zbigniew Ziobro
Zbigniew Ziobro Credit: Ryszard Hołubowicz (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0)

The justice minister of Poland, Zbigniew Ziobro, has announced that his country will leave the Istanbul Convention - a treaty that aims to prevent violence against women.

He claims that it "contains elements of an ideological nature" as it requires all signed countries to teach children about gender.

Women across the country have protested on thousands.