Depp Could Be In Deep With “Joke”
Never mind your political views or how you feel about President Trump (or any other former living president) it is AGAINST THE LAW to threaten them. People can spend 1-5 years in prison and face up to a $250,000 fine.
CNN reports that while Depp was at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK he made his remarks, which were recorded.
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a President?” It appeared to be a reference to John Wilkes Booth, the actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.
The Secret Service is aware of the comments Depp made about President Donald Trump, Secret Service staff assistant Shawn Holtzclaw told CNN.
“For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities,” according to a statement from the Secret Service.”
So now Depp has the attention of not only those he was speaking to but of The Secret Service-
According to Wikipedia, “Threatening the President of the United States is a class E felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making “any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States“. This also includes presidential candidates and former Presidents. The United States Secret Service investigates suspected violations of this law and monitors those who have a history of threatening the President. Threatening the President is considered a political offense. Immigrants who commit this crime can be deported.”
In this case Johnny should have “stuck to the script”.