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This Week In 'Seriously, F*ck That Guy': Johnny Depp, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, and Jason Mitchell

By Pajiba Staff | Celebrity | May 21, 2019 |

By Pajiba Staff | Celebrity | May 21, 2019 |


Welcome back to “This Week In ‘Seriously, F*ck That Guy,’” a column where we break down updates on allegedly shitty people and some admittedly atrocious ones. This week, we have infuriating updates on Johnny Depp, Woody Allen, Roman Polanski, and Straight Outta Compton star, Jason Mitchell.

First up, alleged domestic-abuser Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard with a $50 million defamation lawsuit. Depp claims she lied that he battered her, that she used “painted-on bruises” to sell her story, and that Heard once severed his finger with a broken vodka bottle and sh*t the bed (literally) before going off to Coachella with a friend. Heard’s lawyer clapped back, calling Depp’s claims “desperate,” and adding, “Neither the creative community nor the public will be gaslit by Mr. Depp’s baseless blame-the-victim conspiracy theories.” Dude must not be on Twitter. (People)

Alleged child rapist Woody Allen is trying to move ahead with the release of A Rainy Day In New York, a film in which Elle Fanning plays a 15-year-old who seduces an Allen alter-ego played by Jude Law. Last January, Amazon stalled on the release after several of the film’s cast publically apologized for working with Allen and donated their paychecks from the film to RAINN and Time’s Up. Now, Allen has gotten the film back from Amazon and can pursue distribution elsewhere. Which explains why he abruptly posted a trailer to his Facebook page, which we’re not linking to because f*ck that guy. (Variety)

Meanwhile, admitted child rapist Roman Polanski courted buyers at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest, An Officer and a Spy, with a secret presentation. But even bringing out The Artist’s Jean Dujardin for a bit of star power wasn’t enough to interest U.S. distributors. However, “One European distribution executive said he would have no qualms about releasing a Polanski film, despite the fact that the director, who fled the U.S. after admitting to the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977, has become a pariah in Hollywood.” Props to THR for not f*cking around. (THR)

Lastly, rising star Jason Mitchell has lost his manager, agent, and job on Showtime’s The Chi and his role in the upcoming movie Desperados over sexual misconduct allegations. Reportedly, Desperados’s Nasim Pedrad and Anna Camp both made complaints about Mitchell’s behavior, and his Chi co-star Tiffany Boone felt so unsafe around him that she asked her fiancé, actor Marque Richardson, to come to set as back-up. Mitchell’s next project will be Zola, a drama based on the viral Twitter thread about a sex worker’s tumultuous Florida hustle. You know, the one James Franco was eying for a while. Yeah. (THR)

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