Most major corporations have an accountability and “bringing the firm in to disrepute” clauses in contracts.
The larger and more public the company, the more likely those are contract stipulations.
WB may not want her associated to their brand.
With that said, living in a social media/24 hour news cycle world, it is also important to remember that people still have a right to due process. Was it abuse? Simple battery? Was it provoked?
While I’ll defend WB’s right to decide who they put in their movies/TV. I’ll also stand by the “one is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law”, as well.
People are often to quick to rush to judgement without knowing all the evidence. Heard isn’t guaranteed a role in Aquaman 2, but she shouldn’t be indicted unless there is legally compelling evidence. This may be on reason she hasn’t been charged yet.
It might be better to let her twist in the Hollywood wind, than bring a flimsy case against her that she’ll most likely win. An exoneration in court may not be in the best interest of the public. Especially with someone who pretty much makes their living by having large numbers of people wanting to see them.
A callous perspective, perhaps. But, then again, I can be a callous individual.