Being a global superstar is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Yes, there’s the glamour of the red carpet and adulation of millions of fans – but there is always a downside.
Stalkers have made many celebrities’ lives a living hell, forcing them to go court to protect their privacy.
But Johnny Depp has been called to court to help get one delusional admirer off a murder charge.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star has been summoned to court by a defence lawyer to prove that his client, a woman accused of running over a pedestrian with a limousine, should not go to jail.
Depp, 50, was handed court papers at the premiere of his new movie Transcendence last week, TMZ reports.
He is being called to the stand to prove the accused, Nancy Lekon, is insane.
When she was arrested in Los Angeles in 2009, Lekon, 48, told police she was in the city to meet her boyfriend – Depp.
She denies killing Sonia Taunauu, 25, by knocking her down and dragging her body 1km through LA’s Skid Row, on the grounds of insanity.
Depp will not comment on the case, which starts next month.
source: metro UK