He suffered a legal setback. This Thursday, March 25, Johnny Depp has been fixed: he will not be able to appeal the court decision against The Sun, who described him as a violent husband towards his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Last November, the comedian lost his libel case against the tabloid after weeks of hearings. Johnny Depp then criticized the Sun for having presented as in fact proven, in an article published in April 2018, that he was a violent husband. After the verdict was announced, the lawyers for the Pirates of the Caribbean star had asked two judges of the Court of Appeal to grant him leave to challenge the decision, in order to overturn the conclusions and order a second trial. Request that they therefore refused, considering that the initial hearing had been “complete and fair” and that the judge had committed no error of law.
“We would therefore reject both Mr. Depp’s request for leave to present additional evidence and his request for leave to appeal,” the two judges said. Last week, Johnny Depp’s lawyer accused Amber Heard of lying by claiming to have donated to associations the seven million dollars obtained in the course of their divorce proceedings, with the sole aim of appearing under a favorable day in the face of justice. “We do not accept that there is any reason to believe that the judge could have been influenced by such a general perception,” replied the judges. For Amber Heard, this decision is good news. “We are pleased – but not surprised – that the Court has rejected Mr. Depp’s appeal,” a spokesperson for the actress said.
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“The evidence presented to the UK was overwhelming and undeniable,” he continued. “As a reminder, the initial verdict was that Mr Depp had committed domestic violence against Amber Heard on no less than 12 occasions and that she had feared for his life.” Like her, The Sun was delighted with the court ruling. “The case has received a full, fair and proper hearing, and today’s ruling confirms the courageous evidence Amber Heard has given in court on domestic violence, the tabloid wrote. Sun will continue to campaign for victims of domestic violence. ” After this legal setback, Johnny Depp has not yet reacted. He will find his ex-wife in court in April 2022, in a defamation procedure for which he claims $ 50 million after the publication of a column in the columns of the Washington Post.
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