Johnny Depp, who lost his high-profile case to UK newspaper The Sun last month over an article calling him a “female drummer,” posted a holiday message to his fans on Instagram on Saturday.
“This year has been so difficult for so many people”, Pirates of the Caribbean wrote. “Here’s a better time to come.”
While Depp is probably referring to the devastating coronavirus pandemic, which claimed the lives of nearly 2 million people worldwide, 2020 has also been difficult for him, both personally and professionally, with his career in jeopardy. Shortly after a high court ruled against the actor, he also lost his lead role in Warner Bros. ‘ Fantastic beasts movie franchise.
But earlier this month, Depp took to the UK Court of Appeal to try to overturn the verdict.
Depp wrote his holiday message alongside a black and white photo with Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan on the set of the documentary Crock of Gold, produced by Depp. It was the first time Depp had spoken directly to his fans since he announced last month that he had “been asked to step down by Warner Bros.” of his role as Grindelwald in Fantastic beasts.