Remove Amber Heard from SAG-AFTRA

Remove Amber Heard from SAG-AFTRA

May 13, 2022
Petition to
President, SAG-AFTRA Fran Drescher and
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Why this petition matters

Started by Christine Sanders

Amber Heard should be removed from having the honor of holding a SAG-AFTRA membership. Membership allows a person to work in higher-paid union films and enjoy the benefits afforded.

NO MEMBER should be allowed to launch a "smear campaign" on another member as she has done to Johnny Depp - with 90+ films & a 30+ year career to his name -  and who has until now led a very private life and kept to himself. This smear campaign she launched has proven thus far to be absolutely false.

Not only that, but she has made a complete mockery of domestic abuse victims, making it even more difficult for TRUE victims to come forward and get justice.

Imagine young, impressionable girls looking up to her???!!

We, the movie / television viewing public do not want to see her on the big screen or television ever again after being made aware of her behaviors.

Expulsion is the most serious penalty SAG-AFTRA can impose, but other options include suspension, fines, reprimands and censure.

SAG-AFTRA can hold special sessions to remove members for misconduct.


Article XIV of the SAG-AFTRA Constitution, which deals with the “Discipline of Members,” states:

A. A member may be reprimanded, censured, fined, suspended or expelled from membership in the Union for any of the following offenses:
1. Violation of any of the provisions of this Constitution, or the policies, rules or regulations adopted by the Union or any of its Locals.
2. Engaging in actions antagonistic to the interests or integrity of the Union, any of its affiliated Locals or its membership, including providing services covered by the Union’s jurisdiction for any employer declared unfair by the National Board.

B. Procedure for Discipline
1. Any member in good standing, any affiliated Local, the National Executive Director or their designee, may file with the Secretary-Treasurer, or their designee, written charges against any member alleging facts describing any of the offenses set forth in this Article.
2. Charges must be filed within six (6) months of knowledge of the action or event that gave rise to the charges. Charges must set forth with reasonable specificity the nature of the offense and the facts underlying it.
3. The National Board, or its designee, shall review the charges and dismiss them if they have not been timely filed, if the act complained of does not constitute a violation subject to discipline under this Constitution or in the absence of sufficient evidence to establish probable cause for proceeding.
4. Unless the charges are dismissed pursuant to subparagraph B(3) of this Article, the Secretary-Treasurer, or their designee, or the National Executive Director, or their designee, shall give written notice to the member or members charged, attaching a copy of the charges and setting a hearing date at least fourteen (14) days in advance.
5. Prior to a hearing before the disciplinary committee, the National Board may designate a representative(s) to meet with a member who has been charged with any of the offenses set forth in this Article. The National Board’s representative(s) may offer a resolution to the charges that, if the member accepts, would be final and binding. If the member does not accept the offer, a disciplinary committee will be convened to hear and determine the charges, as described in this Article.
6. The National Board, or a disciplinary committee appointed pursuant to policies and procedures approved by the National Board, shall hear and decide the charges. At the hearing, a charged party shall have the opportunity to present evidence and testimony, and may have a representative assist them. The charged member shall be given written notice of the decision and penalty, if any. The National Board, or a disciplinary appeals committee designated by it, has authority to review the disciplinary committee’s decision and penalty, if any, on its own motion or on the member’s written appeal filed with the Secretary-Treasurer, or their designee, or the National Executive Director, or their designee, within twenty-one (21) calendar days of sending of notice of the disciplinary committee’s decision. On any appeal, the charges may be upheld, dismissed, the decision modified, or the charges referred to the disciplinary committee for further proceedings.
7. A member may be expelled from membership only by two-thirds (2/3) of the votes of the National Board members voting on the issue.
8. The National Board may adopt rules governing the investigation of charges and the conduct of any hearings or appeals under this Article.

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Signatures: 1,974Next Goal: 2,500
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