By Britta DeVore | Posted
After spending the better part of two months in a courtroom in Fairfax, Va., legally fighting with his ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp has found his next gig. The Pirates of the Caribbean star will be the face of Dior’s Sauvage men’s fragrance. According to a source According to TMZ, Depp’s mug will be seen all over cologne ads and packaging as part of a multi-year deal that will bring an additional 7 figures to the actor’s earnings.
Following June’s ruling, which was mostly in favor of Johnny Depp, the artist returned to the spotlight in a number of ways. Along with showing his face with friends like Robert Downey Jr., Depp has also taken to the stage and performed with musicians and friends including Jeff Beck. According to the TMZ source, this was backstage at one of Jeff Beck’s concerts concerts that the Dior affair has taken off. It is said that world-renowned photographer Greg Williams along with several Dior big dogs came to not only show their support for Depp in Paris, but also to gift him the new gig.
If the rumors are true, it will be a reunion for the brand and the actor after signing with the company nearly a decade ago in 2015. After being the face of their product for a few years, Johnny’s Sauvage ad Depp stopped appearing. on TV screens shortly after Amber Heard’s first assault allegations surfaced against him. Since then, we’ve seen less and less of Depp as the entertainment world falls behind the actor. But, now that his name has apparently been cleared, Depp is back promoting the scent with a guitar strapped to his chest.
The case that would become the most talked about lawsuit of the year began with a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece in which Amber Heard spoke about the domestic violence allegations. Although she never let it go by name, many were quick to assume the allegations were aimed at her new partner, Johnny Depp. From that point on, Depp says he was cut from many projects that bore his name, which we imagine included the Dior campaign.
After much back and forth, the couple finally had their day, well several weeks, in court when Depp v. Heard landed in front of a jury in April. While the editorial never really took center stage, the abuse allegations did with Johnny Depp’s lawyers doing their best to take away the credibility of Amber Heard’s statements. In the end, Depp won his ex $15 million while Heard lost most of his counterclaims but was able to recover $2 million from Depp for one of his defamation counts.
While his career is in full swing, Dior is only the beginning of Johnny Depp’s return to Hollywood. While a new installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise may not be in the works, it’s only a matter of time before we see the actor return. big screens everywhere.