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‘A wealth of evidence’ supports Amber Heard’s Johnny Depp claims, lawyers say

‘A wealth of evidence’ supports Amber Heard’s Johnny Depp claims, lawyers say

Entertainment
There is a "wealth of evidence" supporting Amber Heard's allegations of domestic violence against Johnny Depp, lawyers have argued at the High Court - claiming the actor's memory is "so severely impaired by drug use" he may not be aware of the extent of his "terrifying behaviour".Depp, 57, is suing the The Sun's publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over a 2018 article which labelled him a "wife beater", and after three weeks the trial is now drawing to a close. NGN's legal team made their final speeches and submissions on Monday; lawyers for the Pirates Of The Caribbean star - who strenuously denies all allegations of violence - will get to do the same on Tuesday, with a ruling on the case expected to come at a later date. ...
Weinstein lawyers wrap up as mogul faces potential life sentence

Weinstein lawyers wrap up as mogul faces potential life sentence

Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein saw aspiring actresses as "complete disposables", lawyers have said in the closing statements of his rape trial.Mimicking the Hollywood mogul, prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon said: "The universe is run by me and they don't get to complain when they get stepped on, spit on, demoralised and, yes, raped and abused by me - the king." Weinstein, 67, is accused of five counts, including rape and predatory sexual assault, relating to two women.The jury will decide his fate next week and he could get a life sentence if found guilty.Weinstein insists all the sexual encounters were consensual. ...
Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada

Huawei CFO lawyers say her alleged crimes no crime in Canada

World
Defense lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S. because her actions would not be considered crimes under Canadian lawBy JIM MORRIS Associated PressJanuary 17, 2020, 10:11 PM2 min readVANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Defense lawyers argue a senior executive of the Chinese tech giant Huawei should not be extradited to the U.S. because her actions would not be considered crimes under Canadian law. The extradition hearing for Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou is scheduled to begin Monday. Meng, the daughter of the company's founder, faces charges of committing fraud to try and evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. Huawei is China's first global tech brand and Beijing views her case as a political move designed to prevent China's r...
Trump and his lawyers will not attend ‘unfair’ impeachment hearing

Trump and his lawyers will not attend ‘unfair’ impeachment hearing

World
US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing this week because it lacks "fundamental fairness", the White House has said.Rejecting the call to face the Democrat-led congressional investigation on Wednesday, presidential counsel Pat Cipollone lambasted the "baseless and highly partisan inquiry". In a letter to Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Mr Cipollone accused him of "no doubt purposely" scheduling the hearing when he knew Mr Trump would be attending a NATO summit in London. ...
Lawyers: Case against 2 in murder of N. Korean scion feeble

Lawyers: Case against 2 in murder of N. Korean scion feeble

World
Circumstantial evidence against two women accused of poisoning to death the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader is feeble, the women's lawyers told a court on Wednesday, as they urged the judge to acquit their clients. Siti Aisyah, 25, of Indonesia and Doan Thi Huong, 29, of Vietnam are accused of smearing the banned VX nerve agent on Kim Jong Nam's face in a crowded airport terminal in Kuala Lumpur on Feb. 13, 2017. The women, who face the death penalty if convicted, have pleaded not guilty, saying they thought they were taking part in a harmless prank for a hidden-camera show. They were charged with colluding to murder Kim with four North Koreans who fled the country on the day of the incident. The crux of the case revolves around whether the women intended to kill Kim or if...