Johnny Depp appeal of libel case overturned

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Johhny Depp Appeal

The Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has lost an attempt to appeal a high court ruling. The actor asked the court of appeal to grant permission for him to challenge a prior ruling. Depp’s legal counsel recently made efforts to have the findings overturned and a retrial ordered.

The legal dispute began when The Sun published a 2018 report that Depp had abused his ex-wife Amber Heard on multiple occasions throughout their relationship.

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Johnny Depp Appeal

In regards to the appeal, the British court’s Lord Justice Underhill gave the following reason for the ruling.

“We refuse Mr Depp’s application to admit further evidence in support of his proposed appeal and we conclude that the appeal has no real prospect of success and that there is no other compelling reason for it to be heard. We accordingly refuse permission to appeal.”

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Due to recently highlighted personal issues and allegations made against the famed actor, Depp has been dumped by many major film studios, including Walt Disney Pictures who helmed the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and is looking to create a reboot series or films.

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Source: The Guardian

Kevin Koszola