Hollywood star Johnny Depp offered heartfelt thanks to those who stayed loyal during his recent legal battles that saw him vindicated in the end.
Depp specifically mentioned Dior, who hired Depp to be the face of its fragrance Sauvage.
“They stuck with me through every single second, and that ups the stakes quite a lot for me: they trusted me, they believed in me, and they continued,” Depp said.
“That gesture is so noble and so rare.
“I’ve never been more touched or prouder to have had that support.
“Nobody does that, and the fact that Dior has, I thank every single person involved in making the decision to trust me and stick with me all the way from the bottom to the top and back down.
“I will forever be in their debt, I will forever be loyal.
“They are … man, it’s Dior.
“Of course, they’re a class act, but they’re actually truly a class act.
“I mean, that’s strength, that’s class, that’s brave, it’s courageous.
“Dior will always mean much more to me than just Sauvage.”
“Did I feel boycotted by Hollywood?” he said during a press conference to promote his new movie.
“Well, you’d have to not have a pulse to feel at that point like this was all just a weird joke.
“Of course, when you’re asked to resign from a film you’re doing because of something that’s merely a bunch of vowels and consonants floating in the air.
“Do I feel boycotted now? No, not at all.
“But I don’t feel boycotted because I don’t think about Hollywood.
“I don’t feel much further need for Hollywood — I don’t know about you.
“The majority of you who have been reading for the last five or six years, with regards to me and my life — the majority of what you’ve read is fantastically, horrifically written fiction.
“The fact is, we’re here to talk about the film. But it’s like asking the question, ‘How are you doing?’
“But what’s underneath in the subtext is, ‘God, I hate you.’
“That’s the sort of media thing,” he said.