Johnny Depp attended the San Sebastián Film Festival this week where he received a lifetime achievement award.

Johnny Depp lost a long-running libel case against The Sun last year.

London's High Court found The Sun's report on allegations that the actor is a "wife beater" was "substantially true".

During the trial, Depp's ex-wife Amber Heard claimed that the actor hit her over a dozen times during their fraught three-year relationship.

Johnny Depp claimed that the 'Aquaman' star's allegations were a "hoax".

Depp was let go from the 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise following the case.

Responding to questions from journalists at the San Sebastián Film Festival in northern Spain (via The Guardian), the actor appeared to refer to the #MeToo movement when he said: "The various movements that came out, I’m sure with the best of intentions – however it’s so far out of hand now that I can promise you that no one is safe."

He also lashed out at "this cancel culture or this instant rush to judgment based on essentially what amounts to polluted air that’s exhaled."

A number of women's rights groups and some women in the film industry criticised the film festival's decision to hand Depp its Donostia award, which it gave out "in recognition of his career".

The Donostia award is the festival's highest honour. It has in the past been awarded to such actors as Meryl Streep, Richard Gere, Ian McKellen and Robert De Niro.