LONDON, UK | American actor Johnny Depp has lost his UK Libel case, against Newspaper, The Sun Magazine, over a story published about his former wife Amber Heard, which branded him a ‘wife-beater’. The judge ordered that the newspaper’s assertions were "substantially true".
Pirates of The Caribbean actor Johnny Depp has lost the libel case which he had filed against The Sun magazine, UK for publishing in their article, calling him a wife-beater. The judge ruled that the magazine’s assertions were "substantially true".
British judge believed that Johny had abused his ex-wife (Amber Heard) and that she frequently feared for her life.
One of Sun Magazine's journalists, Dan Wootton, published a 2018 article, which stated Johnny Depp had been abusive towards his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard.
The newspaper also questioned his casting in the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie franchise.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard would turn into a jealous alter ego, "the monster", after bingeing on drugs and alcohol. She also stated that he had often abused to kill her.
Amber revealed 14 occasions of excessive violence when she said the actor gagged, punched, slapped, head-butted, choked and kicked her.
Against his ex-wife, Johnny told the court that he had never violent towards Amber, her claims were a spoof and he had lost the tip of a finger after she threw a vodka bottle at him during one particularly brutal row in Australia.
Depp has also filed a $50 million libel lawsuit against Amber in a Virginia court over an opinion piece.
"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," -- the Sun Magazine, UK said in a statement.