Johnny Depp loses the libel battle
According to the reports, Johnny Depp has filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in a Virginia court over her opinions she wrote in The Washington Post.
Recently, he lost the libel battle with a British tabloid, which stated him as a “wife-beater.” The judge mentioned that he had found the great majority of alleged assaults of Ms. Heard by Mr. Depp, which have been proved to the civil standard. This verdict of the lawsuit will have significant consequences on the reputation and career of the Hollywood star.
The 57-year-old actor sued News Group Newspapers, publishers of the Sun, and one of their journalists over 2018 that mentioned him as violent against her ex-wife. The Hollywood actors met while making the movie The Rum Diary in 2011 and divorced in 2016. Over three weeks, Judge Andrew at London’s Old Bailey heard accusations from the divorced couple against each other.
Amber Heard told about many extreme violent incidents in the past. She also talked about his alcohol and drug habits and all his threats to kill her. Johnny Depp stated them as false allegations and told the court that he was never violent towards his ex-wife. Johnny Depp and his losing team are forced to pay legal bills, which cost around a few million dollars, and also, the amount is expected to increase. This battle against the British Tabloid has indeed created significant problems for Depp.