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Disney CEO 'Not Worried' About Johnny Depp Abuse Allegations

Amber Heard had accused estranged husband Depp of abuse in June court filings.

25/06/2016 5:28 AM AEST | Updated 25/06/2016 5:28 AM AEST
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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp on January 9, 2016, in Culver City, California.

Amid Amber Heard's claims of abuse against estranged husband Johnny Depp, Disney CEO Bob Iger had no problem defending the actor in a revealing new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. 

When THR writer Matthew Belloni asked Iger about Depp's "personal problems," the CEO simply answered that he's "Not worried about it." He didn't seem to have much to say when Belloni asked whether he thought the "scandal" would pass. For one thing, it's unfortunate that abuse allegations are only alluded to in careful language like "scandal" or "personal problems."

"I don't know whether it passes or not," Iger said. "We have Jack Sparrow" [referring to having the Jack Sparrow character at the new Shanghai Disneyland]. The Huffington Post has reached out to Disney and Iger for further comment.

Depp, of course, portrays Captain Jack Sparrow in the Disney franchise "Pirates of the Caribbean." He is set to reprise his role in the upcoming fifth installment of the series, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales." 

Heard filed for divorce from the actor after 15 months of marriage in May. In court filings, the actress said that the 53-year-old abused her throughout their marriage. 

To read the rest of THR's interview, head here. 

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