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In this combination photo, Johnny Depp appears at the Los Angeles premiere of "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" on May 18, 2017, left, and J.K. Rowling appears at the BAFTA Film Awards in London on Feb. 12, 2017. Rowling is voicing her support for Depp and his casting in an upcoming sequel to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The author published a statement on her website Thursday. Some “Harry Potter” fans have said they would boycott “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” after Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard said during their divorce that Depp had hit her. (Photos by Jordan Strauss, left, and Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)