Johnny Depp Awaits Appeal Decision In “Wife Beater” Libel Case

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Johhny Depp’s attorneys are making a renewed effort to overturn a British court ruling by seeing a retrial. They are seeking a new determination in his libel case with The Sun publisher News Group Newspapers. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is also claiming that Amber Heard did not donate all of her $7 million divorce settlement to charity.

The Hollywood star is seeking permission to appeal the November verdict in his libel lawsuit against The Sun newspaper for labeling him a “wife beater” in an April 2018 article. Depp lost the case following a three-week trial in July.

Now he argues he did not receive a fair trial and is offering “fresh evidence” he says could have affected the trial verdict. 

High Court Justice Andrew Nicol ruled that lawyers for Sun publisher News Group Newspapers proved during the trial that the allegations against Depp, made in a April 2018 article, were “substantially true.”

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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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Kevin Koszola