Amber Heard has just come through a nasty divorce from ex-husband Johnny Depp after filing for a restraining order and claiming the Black Mass star had been violent with her, as People explains. In August, the settlement was reached and the was divorce finalized after Depp agreed to pay Heard $7 million, which the actress stated she gave to charity. Additionally, Amber withdrew her claims of domestic violence and simply stated that she and Depp had a passionate relationship.
Heard has now found herself entangled in issues with the law once again, yet this time it is for a $10 million lawsuit that alleges the actress has breached performance obligations. The beauty is facing court action over London Fields, a film based on Martin Amis’ novel that was set to be a hit at the Toronto Film Festival. The film has, however, become caught up in a legal dispute without any distribution. On Monday, producers of the film sued Heard, who plays a role in the film as a psychic who is about to be murdered.
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Over a year ago, the film London Fields debuted in Toronto, but it was surrounded by controversy since many of the film’s stars refused to show up in support.
Meanwhile, the film’s director, Mathew Cullen, sued Christopher Hanley’s Nicola Six Limited for fraud, stating that the producers had “hijacked the final cut of the movie,” as the Hollywood Reporter reports. Hanley accused Cullen of failing to bring the film in on budget and on time. More intrigue was built regarding the case since London Fields was reportedly a factor in the divorce between Heard and Johnny Depp. Depp also played a small role in the film
Amber Heard is now facing claims of breaking her contract and “committing tortious interference.” The publication notes the complaint that was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
“While the inherent tension between actors and directors (on the one hand) and producers (on the other) is nothing new in Hollywood, the unauthorized and unlawful acts of Heard, Cullen, and others — most notably, their campaign to damage Plaintiff, the Picture, and the Picture’s investors — are perhaps unprecedented, Indeed, as a result of their misconduct, which continues to this day, the very promising Picture remains in limbo, hijacked and placed under a cloud by Heard, Cullen, and others.”
The complaint accuses Heard of disregarding contractual obligations, not rendering her acting services in conformity with shooting and the script, and refusing to attend the Toronto premiere or engage in other promotional activities. Amber is also charged with conspiring alongside Cullen to violate his own contractual agreements.
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The actors are in support of Cullen, and the most recent lawsuit against Heard highlights some of the drama that has been attached to London Fields, which was supposedly cursed from the get go.
Additional information in the suit filing reveals other reasons the film’s producer has taken legal action.
“In an effort to intimidate Nicola Six, Heard falsely claimed to Nicola Six that she had not contractually agreed to allow the use of nudity in the Picture. Heard also falsely claimed that she had not granted Nicola Six the right to the results and proceeds of her acting services in the Picture. As a result of Heard’s refusal to comply with her contractual obligations — including her improper refusal to act in provocative scenes contained in the pre-approved script — key scenes in the script had to be removed and/or rewritten to accommodate Heard’s behavior.”
Producers state that the agreements gave allowance and rights and that the actors’ attempt to make claims to the contrary were all a part of a conspiracy to undermine the film.
The producer is represented by Mathew Rosengart, a former prosecutor now at Greenberg Traurig, who is seeking at least $10 million in compensatory damages.
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