Johnny Depp’s daughter is defending him on social media.
Lily-Rose Depp, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s 17-year-old daughter with singer Vanessa Paradis, posted a photo on Instagram over the weekend of herself as a baby with her father.
“My dad is the sweetest most loving person I know, he’s been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same,” the caption read.
The actor has been accused of domestic violence by his estranged wife Amber Heard, who recently filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage.
On Friday Heard was granted a temporary restraining order against Depp.
In her complaint filed with the court, Heard alleges, “During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me.
“Johnny has had a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse,” she continues. “He has a short fuse.”
But Depp filed a memorandum with the court in which he rejected Heard’s claims of domestic violence, saying, “Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”
Depp told Rolling Stone three years ago he has used alcohol as “self-medication over the years just to calm the circus.” He said then that he is not an alcoholic.
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp’s latest movie, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” got off to a bad start.
The film opened to $28 million domestically over the weekend, despite a cast that includes Depp, Anne Hathaway and Mia Wasikowska.
But the film, which has a $170 million budget, failed to impress critics or moviegoers. It has a 30% score on the review site Rotten Tomatoes.
The box office totals of Depp’s new movie are a far cry from the success of Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” the film’s 2010 prequel. That movie shattered several box office records, capitalizing on the growing popularity of 3-D films at the time. It opened to $116 million in the U.S., topping “Avatar” and setting a record for the debut of a 3-D feature.
Burton, who directed the 2010 film, was only involved as a producer this time around, with James Bobin taking over as the director.
Several of Depp’s recent movies flopped during the opening weekends. Crime thriller Black Mass made $22.6 million, while Transcendence, in which Depp plays a controversial scientist, opened to $10.8 million.
The 2015 action comedy Mortdecai was a real box office bomb, opening to just $4.2 million.