Johnny Depp Will Reportedly Appear In Rihanna’s ‘Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4’

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Johnny Depp, who recently won a defamation trial against Amber Heard, is speculated to appear in the Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4.

Actor Johnny Depp is rumored to appear in Rihanna‘s upcoming Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 on Prime Video. Reports began to circulate about the alleged appearance on Thursday (November 3), less than a week ahead of the fashion show. According to TMZ, Depp’s appearance has already been filmed, following a similar approach as past Savage X Fenty Show special guests in previous volumes. The actor is not expected to walk on the runway.

According to TMZ, Rihanna’s team reached out to Depp about participating in the show. The move is controversial, as Depp won a defamation case in June against ex-wife Amber Heard. While the actress was ordered to pay Depp $10 million for her 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post about domestic abuse, Depp must pay Heard $2 million in connection to remarks made by one of his lawyers.

In August, Heard hired a new legal team in an attempt to appeal the defamation trial verdict, with a rep telling People that “a different court warrants different representation.”

Some Rihanna fans have questioned reports of Depp appearing in the Savage X Fenty Show, noting the singer’s troubled past with domestic violence. In February 2009, the singer was viciously assaulted by then-boyfriend Chris Brown in a Los Angeles neighborhood while the two were in Brown’s rented Lamborghini. Brown allegedly threatened to kill Rihanna during the incident, but a neighbor heard Rihanna’s screams, calling 911 with police arriving to find the singer injured.

Later that year, Rihanna spoke on Good Morning America about the assault, extending a message to female fans about domestic abuse.

“Don’t react off of love. Eff love, she said at the time. “To come out of the situation and look at it third-person and for what it really is, you then make your decision. Because love is so blinding.”

Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 experience will launch on November 9, with performances from Don Toliver, Maxwell, Anitta, and Burna Boy. Watch a promo teaser below.

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