Johnny Depp’s US defamation lawsuit will have to be thrown out after ‘wife-beater’ ruling in the United Kingdom, Amber Heard says


Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit price $50m (£36m) in the United States will have to be thrown out after his “wife-beater” ruling final 12 months in the United Kingdom, in line with Amber Heard.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean superstar misplaced his high-profile libel case towards The Solar final 12 months, which revealed a piece of writing calling him a “wife-beater” in 2018.

He was once additionally denied the danger to enchantment towards the ruling final month.

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November 2020: Why Depp misplaced his libel case towards The Solar

His newest lawsuit, which has been driven again till 2022, is in connection with claims in an op-ed written via Heard within the Washington Submit in 2018, wherein she alleged she was once a sufferer of home abuse.

Whilst he was once no longer discussed via identify within the article, he believes it price him a job in Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean reboot.

In a courtroom submitting from previous within the month, Heard now needs to look Depp’s defamation lawsuit towards her to be thrown out, at the grounds that the United Kingdom trial towards The Solar proved that “Mr Depp dedicated home violence towards Ms Heard on many events, inflicting her to concern for her lifestyles”.

It persisted: “Depp can’t relitigate those factual problems, and because of their preclusion, he can’t declare that the statements are false and ‘actionable’ underneath Virginia defamation legislation, so his claims are barred as an issue of legislation.”

The submitting from the Aquaman actress’s workforce of attorneys provides: “Due to this fact, as an issue of legislation, Depp can’t be successful on any of his claims, and Depp’s criticism towards Ms Heard will have to be brushed aside in its entirety.”

Heard has asked a listening to subsequent month in entrance of a pass judgement on so to put a prevent to the lawsuit.

Depp’s prison workforce has no longer but answered to the submitting, both in statements or in courtroom, however the actor has at all times strenuously denied Heard‘s allegations and has no longer been charged with a prison offence.

And after he was once refused permission final month to enchantment final 12 months’s Top Courtroom ruling, Depp’s solicitor stated there have been “transparent and goal causes to significantly query” the trial pass judgement on’s choice and that the United States case would provide “whole, irrefutable proof of the reality”.

For the reason that Top Courtroom listening to, Depp has additionally been dumped from the newest Implausible Beasts movie, with Mads Mikkelsen changing him within the function of Gellert Grindelwald.


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