Johnny Depp’s Legal Team is Fighting to Appeal Libel Case Verdict. Award winning actor and Disney Legend Johnny Depp faced a shocking defeat in court against UK based newspaper, The Sun. Throughout 2020, Depp had to stand trial against the famed newspaper for allegations of spousal abuse, going so far as to name Depp a “wife beater” in court. In U.S. based courts, these allegations were found to be mostly untrue and mounted proof was accumulated that shared his ex-wife Amber Heard was the primary source of abuse towards Depp throughout their toxic relationship, go so far that witness came forward to share Heard had 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 with the verdict in his case against The Sun. So far the verdict from the UK courts has cost Johnny Depp his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise for Warner Bros. and his iconic role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, which is currently set to film a reboot film starring Margot Robbie.
Though Disney has defended Depp in court, and is now reconsidering their decision to step away from the famed actor, that has not deterred Johnny’s legal team from pursuing an appeal in the libel case. Court of Appeal Judge Lord Justice Underhill shared that Johnny Depp and his legal team have been granted an oral hearing to push for an appeal on the verdict, siting they have more evidence to present in the case. The court is awaiting response from Heard’s legal team to present an opposition for the appeal. Her team has until February 21st to file, which will then offer Depp’s team to counter again before February 28th, or a week after an appeal opposition is filed by Heard’s Team, which ever comes first.
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