J.K. Rowling has broken her silence about the choice to cast Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts
: The Crimes of Grindelwald and she is defending that choice. There had been questions and concerns over the casting after allegations of domestic abuse were filed against Depp , who also had a cameo as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them, by his ex-wife Amber Heard last year. Many fans spoke up of their disapproval and turned to the normally outspoken author for her thoughts on the situation to which she remained silent until now.