The actor was dropped from his role in the "Harry Potter" prequel after losing a high-profile "wife-beater" libel case against "The Sun" newspaper.
A judge ruled that The Sun newspaper did in fact have enough evidence to justify reporting that Depp was violent to his ex-wife Amber Heard during their relationship.
The 57-year-old claims the end of his finger was sliced off, when Heard threw a vodka bottle at him in a violent rage. Heard, however, refutes the accusation and says Depp caused the damage himself during a drink and drug binge.
Depp has provided a witness statement detailing alleged attacks from Heard, in which he claims she punched him as well as severing the top of one of his fingers.
Depp is suing publisher News Group Newspapers over an article in British tabloid newspaper The Sun in which he was referred to as a "wife beater."
Depp is suing Newsgroup Newspapers for an article that alleged he was violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard, a claim he strongly denies.
Fans flooded Twitter in support of the 56-year-old Hollywood star after a leaked audio recording was published in which Heard admitted to "hitting" Depp.
Producers allege Heard colluded with "London Fields" director to cut sex scenes.
The Hollywood actors finalized their divorce out of court Tuesday.
Heard's girlfriend of five years Tasya van Ree says a 2009 incident was "misinterpreted and over-sensationalized."
iO Tillett Wright hit out at reports Heard showed no visible bruises after the alleged assault.
Colbert's apology to Australia, which aired on "The Late Show", is one of many memes to hit the web.
Barnaby Joyce says Depp "won't get an Academy Award" for the video. Ouch.
The Hollywood actors offered a groveling apology to Australian officials as Heard escaped conviction in court.