Emily Hampshire's Apology for 'Insensitive' Halloween Costume and Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Trial Backstory
Emily Hampshire expressed profound remorse for her Halloween costume, calling it "insensitive" and "thoughtless."
Hampshire, known for her role as Stevie Budd in "Schitt's Creek," and a friend dressed up as Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, referencing their highly publicized celebrity trial in Fairfax, Virginia.
During the trial, both sides exchanged allegations of abuse.
In an Instagram post, Hampshire admitted to her misjudgment and stated it was "the most thoughtless, insensitive, and ignorant action" she'd ever taken.
She acknowledged that domestic abuse is a serious matter and pledged to do better in the future.
The response from fans was mixed, with some finding her costume inappropriate and others deeming an apology unnecessary.
Fox News Digital reached out to Hampshire for additional comments.
The article provides background on the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case, including Heard's allegations of domestic abuse and their eventual divorce settlement.
Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against Heard after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post detailing her experiences as a domestic abuse victim.
Depp prevailed in his defamation case, and the jury granted him damages in excess of $10 million. The article also notes their out-of-court settlement in December 2022, with Heard agreeing to pay Depp $1 million in damages for charity.