Johnny Depp Loses Libel Case Against UK’s The Sun Newspaper. 2020 has been one heck of a year for all of us, but award winning actor Johnny Depp is now facing a shocking defeat in court against UK based newspaper, The Sun. Throughout 2020, Depp has had to stand trial against the famed newspaper for allegations of spousal abuse. In U.S. based courts, these allegations were found to be mostly untrue and found mounting proof that his ex-wife Amber Heard was indeed a large source of abuse towards Depp through their toxic relationship and even faked photos and accounts of abuse to try and defame the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.
Though there is no doubting the relationship and marriage was not a good one for either Depp or Heard the damage has been done and Depp is finding it hard to find work amongst the rumors and allegations and the verdict in his case against The Sun will not be helpful in Depp finding work in the future.
The courts in London ruled in the favor of News Group Newspapers and Executive Editor Dan Wootton, stating the evidence of abuse from Depp was “substantially true” and that The Sun was not liable for their publishings. The publishers lawyers resented 14 incidents along with various forms of evidence including text messages and photos, which the court sited in their final verdict.
The fight is not over yet, as Depp’s lawyer firm, Schillings, sharing Depp fully intends on filing an appeal on the verdict, stating, “the judgment is so flawed that it would be ridiculous for Mr Depp not to appeal this decision.” Be sure to check back here at Chip and Co. for updates and all things Entertainment!