Johnny Depp loses the high profile libel case against The Sun’s accusations of ‘wife beater.
According to recent reports, the famed newspaper published an article that had the world talking. Moreover, it showed how the Pirates of the Caribbean star abused his ex-wife, Amber Heard. And ever since it’s release, the media frenzy continued.
The haunting details sent shockwaves around the globe, with plenty failing to believe the accusations. Moreover, the famed star pressed charges against the tabloids for publishing false information. However, today, the libel case’s verdict is out. And needless to say, the star is in pretty hot waters.
Johnny Depp loses high profile libel case
The 57-year-old famous celeb pressed charges against the newspaper. And that’s right after it made the most harrowing claims.
Sources confirmed how it published a public article, exposing how the star abused his ex-wife. Right after the release, the star decided to press charges against the tabloid, The Sun. At the same time, the newspaper was confident from day one.
They explained how it always stood against cases of domestic violence and this was no exception. Moreover, it gave Depp’s ex, Amber Heard, credit for speaking up on the subject and going public.
Libel case’s verdict sends shockwaves around the globe
While the accusations startled the entire media fraternity and fans too, all eyes were on the libel case’s verdict. And when it came out, the media went into a massive frenzy.
The judge handling the case expressed how Johnny Depp was in fact guilty of the abuse. Moreover, he went on to claim how The Sun proved indefinitely how the article was ‘substantially true.’
Similarly, Justice Nicol said that 12 out of the 14 abuse allegations for domestic violence were true and took place.
Depp’s lawyers react to the verdict
As one can possibly expect, Johnny Depp’s team of lawyers didn’t take the news well. For this reason, they called out the decision for being ‘perverse.’ Moreover, they even went on stating how the Hollywood star plans to appeal the decision too.
On the other hand, it’s celebrations galore at The Sun. The famous tabloid is enjoying victory while thanking Amber Heard for providing evidence for the case.
Sources confirmed how the actual case began in July, with hearings lasting for 16 days. The setting was London’s renowned Royal Courts.
Meanwhile, Amber Heard’s attorney in the US explains how the decision isn’t a surprise.
Did Johnny Depp make Amber Heard ‘fear for life’
If you think the actual allegations revolved around a simple case this year, well, you’re wrong. It was violence that lasted around three years, from 2013 to 2016. And that’s also when the star couple split from one another.
During the hearings, the judge made it a point to highlight 3 separate incidents. And that’s where he expressed how the actor made Heard fear for her life. In particular, one incident from Australia recalls how Depp physically and verbally abused his partner.
During the incident, Depp was not only under drugs but the effects of alcohol too. While Depp claimed that Heard severed his finger, the court dismissed that plea. The judge felt that Miss Heard wasn’t responsible.
Gold digger accusations put to rest
Amongst the 14 other accusations, one revolved around Depp complaining about Heard’s hoax as a means of gaining on an insurance policy. This also included how Heard was a ‘gold digger.’ However, the judge dismissed all such related claims.
In particular, he added how he did not accept the characterization put forward on Heard.
On the last day of the case trial in July, Heard expressed to the media how the whole ordeal was so painful. Meanwhile, she hoped and prayed how she could simply move on with her life.
While the reviews from critics continue to come in, it will be interesting to see what happens after Johnny Depp appeals the decision in the court of law.
For more trending news stories from around the globe, don’t forget to take a look at our article Jamie Foxx’s Sister Dies After Brave Fight Against Odds of Down Syndrome.