Johnny Depp recently stated that he is seemingly being boycotted by Hollywood. Depp recently opened up in an interview with The Sunday Times about his standing in Hollywood.

Depp’s most recent film Minamata has been released everywhere except for the United States. The film’s plot is based upon the story of W. Eugene Smith, a photographer who exposed and documented a mercury poisoning scandal that took place in coastal Japan.

The film was set for a normal release until MGM made sudden changes. These changes occurred after Depp lost a libel suit against The Sun, a British tabloid. The tabloid called Depp as a “wife-beater” in 2018. The court ruled that The Times was justified by finding that 12 of 14 alleged incidents of abuse occurred. Depp tried to appeal this decision but was not successful in the effort. Depp has not been convicted of any crimes related to this reported abuse.

The case caused the release date in the United States to be moved from February 2021 to an unannounced date in the future.

“Some films touch people, and this affects those in Minamata and people who experience similar things. And for anything… For Hollywood’s boycott of me? One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years,” Depp told the Sunday Times.

“We looked these people in the eyeballs and promised we would not be exploitative,” said Depp. “That the film would be respectful. I believe that we’ve kept our end of the bargain, but those who came in later should also maintain theirs. Whatever I’ve gone through, I’ve gone through, but, ultimately, this particular arena of my life has been so absurd.”

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