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Johnny Depp refused permission to appeal ‘wife beater’ ruling

Johnny Depp refused permission to appeal ‘wife beater’ ruling

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Johnny Depp has been refused permission to appeal a High Court ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and made her fear for her life.In November, three months after the end of a high-profile trial, the judge rejected Depp's claim that The Sun newspaper had libelled the actor in a 2018 article calling him a "wife beater". The 57-year-old had taken legal action against owners News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its then executive editor Dan Wootton over the column, which referred to "overwhelming evidence" he attacked his 34-year-old ex-wife several times during their relationship. Image: Amber Heard was a key witness for The Sun Depp has always strenuously denied Heard's allegations and has not been charged with a criminal offenc...
Johnny Depp leaves Fantastic Beasts film franchise

Johnny Depp leaves Fantastic Beasts film franchise

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Johnny Depp loses ‘wife beater’ libel case against The Sun

Johnny Depp loses ‘wife beater’ libel case against The Sun

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Johnny Depp has lost his libel claim against the publishers of The Sun over an article calling him a "wife beater".Three months after the high-profile three-week trial, Judge Justice Nicol ruled that the tabloid's report on allegations that Depp was violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard was "substantially true". The Hollywood star had sued over a column titled "Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be 'genuinely happy' casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?" in April 2018, written by executive editor Dan Wootton. Image: Amber Heard was The Sun's star witness, attending court every day Image: The three-week High Court trial attracted worldwide attention During ...
Johnny Depp to find out judge’s ruling on libel case next week

Johnny Depp to find out judge’s ruling on libel case next week

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Johnny Depp is finally set to find out if he has won his blockbuster libel case against The Sun over an article labelling him a "wife beater", with a date now announced for the ruling.The high-profile trial unfolded over three weeks at the Royal Courts Of Justice in London in July, after the Hollywood star sued the tabloid's publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its executive editor Dan Wootton. Making headlines around the world, the hearing featured extraordinary revelations about Depp's relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard, as well as his drinking and drug-taking and celebrity friendships. Image: The actor's case against The Sun attracted worldwide atttention Image: Amber Heard att...
Amber Heard is a ‘compulsive liar’ and ‘unreliable’, Johnny Depp libel trial told

Amber Heard is a ‘compulsive liar’ and ‘unreliable’, Johnny Depp libel trial told

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Amber Heard is a "compulsive liar" and a "wholly unreliable witness" who has changed her story and swapped key dates in a bid to manipulate the case, Johnny Depp's lawyers have argued at the High Court.In the final day of speeches and submissions, Depp's barrister David Sherborne told the court that Heard's "lack of" credibility was key to the case, drawing on several examples - including the unexpected introduction of Kate Moss into the case. Towards the end of the day, while court was still in session, Heard gave an impromptu speech outside the High Court, saying she just "wanted to move on with my life". Image: Johnny Depp and Kate Moss in the 1990s She was standing with a group of her supporters, including her sister Whitney, girl...