The Court Has Ruled Against Johnny Depp In His Libel & Defamation Case Against The Sun In Which The Publication Said The Actor Was ‘Wife-beater’
- Actor Johnny Depp lost his claim against ‘The Sun’ after the publication called him a ‘wife-beater’.
- The high court ruled that he was abusive towards his ex-wife Amber Heard, whose claims started the whole Depp V. Heard fiasco.
- Depp’s lawyers have said that they will most probably appeal the judgment, calling the ruling a “perverse and bewildering decision”.
One of the most followed libel cases in history has come to an end as the high court ruled against superstar Johnny Depp in his defamation case against ‘The Sun’. His case was a lengthy libel lawsuit that demanded $50 million and that the newspaper had hurt his reputation by calling him a ‘wife-beater’.
The case was another addition to the already lengthy and drawn out feud between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, Amber Heard. The judge said that he found the defendant (Ms. Heard) had complete evidence to support her case whereas the claimant (Mr. Depp) had made overreaching claims in court.
One of the focuses of the 129-page ruling was when Depp called her a ‘gold-digger’ and the judge said that Heard’s donation of $7 million, that she got as a settlement from Johnny, to charity was not in line with the actions of a gold-digger.
Depp also involved Elon Musk’s name claiming that Musk and Heard had an extra-marital affair.
JD’s lawyers have said that they will most likely appeal the decision and say that the ruling against the Pirates of the Caribbean star was a confusing one.
The ruling has sent waves through social media as Johnny Depp lost. As a matter of fact, users are flooding their platforms with views supporting both sides of the feud. Neither Depp nor Heard have made official statements.