A British court ruled today, Monday, against the defamation lawsuit filed by American actor Johnny Depp against the popular British newspaper “The Sun”, which portrayed him as a battered husband.
Depp had hoped to bleach his image again and reconsider it by making his claim to the “News Group News Spears”, publisher of “The Sun”.
But the proceedings of the three-week trial during the past July in the High Court in London, which Depp and his ex-wife, American actress Amber Heard, often attended, dealt with embarrassing details about their private lives, from Johnny Depp’s drug addiction, his accusations to Amp Heard of betrayal, and even finding Their stools in their marital bed.
Johnny Depp met Amber Heard during the filming of “The Ram Diary” in 2011, and they were married in February 2015 in Los Angeles and divorced in early 2017 amid great media fanfare. The actress spoke at the time about “years” of “physical and psychological” violence, accusations that Johnny Depp categorically denied.
The 57-year-old American actor admitted his excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs, but confirmed that he had never beaten any woman, which was confirmed by written testimonies from his former partners Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder.
In court testimony, Baradi described him as “a gentle, caring, generous, non-violent man and father.”
On the other hand, Depp asserts that it was Heard who practiced violence against him.
Depp’s attorney, David Sherburne, in his case asked the judge to “whiten the name” of Johnny Depp from these “shameful and erroneous accusations” that led him to bring this “dire” lawsuit.
The attorney systematically focused on gaps and changes in Hurd’s testimony, seeking to discredit her account, describing it as “false”.
As for Amber Heard (34 years), who gave her testimony in the case as a witness, she kept her statements, regretting to present “the most shocking and intimate details” of her life with Johnny Depp before the court and “spread them all over the world.”
“I loved him and I didn’t want to lose that, his other face was a monster, but I still had hope that he would get rid of the addiction,” said the heroine of “The Danish Girl” and “Aquaman” during the trial.