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“It’s a very hard thing for me,” Radcliffe said of the controversy, and added that the “Fantastic Beasts” producers are the ones who “gave me a great start in life and an amazing job.”
“I can see why people are frustrated with the response that they were given from that â¦ I’m not saying anything that anydiv hasn’t already said — and this is a weird analogy to draw — [but] in the NFL, there are lots of players arrested for smoking weed and there is other people’s behavior that goes way beyond that and it’s tolerated because they’re very famous players,” he added. “I suppose the thing I was struck by was, we did have a guy who was reprimanded for weed on the [original ‘Potter’] film, essentially, so obviously what Johnny has been accused of is much greater than that.”
Warner Bros., Yates, and Rowling have defended Depp’s casting, with the author saying in a statement, “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.”
Heard accused Depp of emotional and physical abuse during their year-long marriage, alleging he was often under the influence, and was granted a temporary restraining order.
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