Johnny Depp Loses Tabloid Libel Case Over Ex Amber Heard’s Allegations

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Author: Just Jared

Johnny Depp has lost his libel case.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor lost in his case against News Group Newspapers, publishers of The Sun, and executive editor Dan Wootton after he was called a “wife beater” in a 2018 article regarding ex Amber Heard‘s allegations, Variety reported Monday (November 2).

Judge Andrew Nicol concluded in his ruling: “The claimant [Depp] has not succeeded in his action for libel. Although he has proved the necessary elements of his cause of action in libel, the defendants have shown that what they published in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true.”

“I have reached these conclusions having examined in detail the 14 incidents on which the defendants rely as well as the overarching considerations which the claimant submitted I should take into account.”

The Sun has stood up and campaigned for the victims of domestic abuse for over 20 years. Domestic abuse victims must never be silenced and we thank the judge for his careful consideration and thank Amber Heard for her courage in giving evidence to the court,” a spokesperson for the newspaper said in a statement.

“This decision is as perverse as it is bewildering. Most troubling is the judge’s reliance on the testimony of Amber Heard, and corresponding disregard of the mountain of counter-evidence from police officers, medical practitioners, her own former assistant, other unchallenged witnesses and an array of documentary evidence which completely undermined the allegations, point by point. All of this was overlooked,” said Jenny Afia, representing Johnny‘s legal counsel.

There is still a $50 million defamation case that Johnny filed against Amber regarding an opinion piece she wrote in 2018, which will take place in May of 2021 amid the pandemic.

The actor is “almost certain to appeal the London judge’s ruling,” according to his law firm.

“The judgment is so flawed that it would be ridiculous for Mr. Depp not to appeal this decision. In the meantime, we hope that in contrast to this case, the ongoing libel proceedings in America are equitable, with both parties providing full disclosure rather than one side strategically cherry picking what evidence can and cannot be relied upon.”

“For those of us present for the London High Court trial, this decision and judgment are not a surprise,” said Amber‘s U.S. lawyer Elaine Charlson Bredehoft in a statement.

“Very soon, we will be presenting even more voluminous evidence in the U.S. We are committed to obtaining justice for Amber Heard in the U.S. court and defending Ms. Heard’s right to free speech.”

Helena Bonham Carter recently spoke out before her friend Johnny Depp‘s libel case ruling. Here’s what she said…

Johnny Depp Loses “Wife Beater” Libel Case Against UK Tabloid The Sun

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Author: Tom Grater

A UK court has ruled against the actor Johnny Depp in his explosive libel case with The Sun, saying that the tabloid was justified in its use of the phrase “wife beater” in a 2018 article about his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard. The judge, Justice Andrew Nicol, decreed that the allegation was “substantially true” […]

Johnny Depp Loses “Wife Beater” Libel Case Against UK Tabloid The Sun

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Author: Tom Grater

A UK court has ruled against the actor Johnny Depp in his explosive libel case with The Sun, saying that the tabloid was justified in its use of the phrase “wife beater” in a 2018 article about his relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard. “The Claimant has not succeeded in his action for libel. Although he […]

Helena Bonham Carter Speaks Out About Johnny Depp Ahead of His Libel Case Ruling

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Author: Just Jared

Helena Bonham Carter is speaking out ahead of her friend Johnny Depp‘s libel case ruling.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor took the British newspaper The Sun to court after he was called a “wife beater” in connection to claims made by his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Back in July, Johnny and Amber were in court for weeks during the trial and now the ruling in the case will be revealed on Monday.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Helena said, “There’s something quite old-fashioned about Johnny, with these manners – none of it makes sense. But the man’s not stupid. He wouldn’t have gone to this length if he thought he was in the wrong.”

Some of the movies that Helena and Johnny did together include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sweeney Todd, Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows, and The Lone Ranger.

A very famous singer spoke out with support for Johnny just a couple weeks ago.

Johnny Depp’s Upcoming Drama Movie ‘Minamata’ Opening in February

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Johnny Depp‘s upcoming movie, Minamata, has a premiere date!

The 57-year-old actor plays famed photojournalist W. Eugene Smith, who has disconnected from the world but takes a final assignment from his Life Magazine editor, played by Bill Nighy.

He travels to the Japanese coastal city of Minamata, where locals have been ravaged by mercury poisoning from chemicals dumped into the waters by a factory, and after meeting locals, exposes decades of gross negligence by the Chisso Corporation.

According to Deadline, the film is set for a February 5 release, bot on Video on Demand and in theaters.

Earlier this year, Johnny promoted the film during the Berlin International Film Festival.

Johnny also opened up about why he was passionate about making this film. Here’s what he said…

Johnny Depp Drama ‘Minamata’ Acquired By MGM; February 5 Release Set Through American International Pictures Label For Japan-Set Mercury Poisoning Scandal

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Author: Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: MGM has acquired the Johnny Depp-starrer Minamata, through its American International Pictures label. The Andrew Levitas-directed drama has been set for a February 5 release, dropping into the extended awards season as a theatrical and day and date PVOD release. The film made its world premiere during the Berlin International Film Festival last February. […]

Johnny Depp To Receive Award At Poland’s Camerimage

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Author: Tom Grater

Johnny Depp will head to Poland next month to pick up a special acting award at the 28th edition of the Camerimage festival. The event, running November 14-21 in the city of Torun, will close with a screening of Andrew Levitas’ Depp-starring drama Minamata, which features the actor as celebrated photographer W. Eugene Smith. The […]

Johnny Depp Faces Judgment Day Next Week In Libel Battle With Rupert Murdoch’s The Sun

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Author: Jake Kanter

Johnny Depp will find out next Monday if he has succeeded or failed in his historic libel battle with Rupert Murdoch-owned British tabloid newspaper The Sun. Dubbed the biggest English libel trial of the 21st century, a UK High Court judge is expected to hand down a ruling on November 2 at 10AM, according to […]