There were many strange twists and turns along the way in the court case. At one point, James Franco was even included in the conversation because of footage from a security camera that showed Amber bringing him up to Johnny's home while he was away on set. But perhaps an even stranger connection was Dakota Johnson's involvement with the troubled couple. She spoke about it briefly in her new interview with Vanity Fair.
Dakota Johnson Was Almost Dragged into the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Court Case
There was an old video that resurfaced on YouTube from a 2015 Venice Film Festival press conference for Black Mass in which Johnny and Dakota were seated next to each other. While someone else was speaking into the microphone, the two have an exchange that was seemingly about Johnny's bandaged finger. Johnny seems to crack a joke and Dakota laughs, and that was pretty much the end of it. But the video is titled "The EXACT moment Dakota Johnson KNEW Amber Heard was VIOLENT towards Johnny Depp."
At this point in Amber and Johnny's relationship, Amber was accused of throwing a vodka bottle at Johnny, which injured his finger after it shattered on his hand. She of course denied this ever happened and claimed that Johnny sustained the injury on his own. But Johnny's fans are ruthless and devoted, so they dug up this old video of Dakota and Johnny, using it to claim that Dakota was fully aware of Amber's abuse. It was a long shot to say the least.
Dakota expressed her disbelief that she even got dragged into the situation at all. She saw the video herself and wondered, "For the love of God, why? Why am I involved in this?"
“I don’t remember that at all, but please, take me out of this," she said. "Don’t let this go further. Can you imagine, oh, my God, if I was called to the witness stand? I can’t believe that people are watching [the trial] like it’s a show. It’s like it’s a courtroom drama and my heart breaks. It’s so, so, so crazy. Humans are so f*cking weird. The internet is a wild, wild place.”
Dakota then gave her thoughts on cancel culture. She doesn't agree with "the whole concept behind canceling a human being, like they're an appointment." Dakota reminds everyone that "no person will not make mistakes in their life" and there are always consequences for our actions.
"But the concept of the Twitterverse deciding if someone just all of a sudden doesn’t exist anymore is horrifying, heartbreaking, and wrong," she continued. "I do think that it will pass. I believe that people want to live in a better world, ultimately. Also, Twitter makes up like, what, 12 percent of the world? I mean, some of these people can’t even spell.”
She's glad she was never called into court to be even more involved in a court case she has nothing to do with.