Johnny Depp And Amber Heard‘s Legal Battle is like a seesaw and you just can’t get a hold of it. Both the artist’s reputation is at stake here. Here’s a brief about what’s going on behind these courtrooms.
Johnny Depp Sues The Sun!
Recently, the Sun published an article describing Johnny Depp as a “wife-beater” who was “one-sided” and “not researched at all”. Actor’s lawyer called these accusations preposterous and said that they do not have any valid credibility.
David Sherborne, Depp’s lawyer, said the paper acted as “both judge and jury”. Johnny Depp has sued the newspaper’s publisher and editor for defamation and rejected the claims by calling them “completely untrue”.
In their defense, Sun’s lawyers claimed that there was “no doubt” he had “systematically abused” his former wife Amber Heard.
This is the most high-profile and controversial British libel case so far in the 21st Century.
Depp’s lawyer said that the article was solely relying on evidence from Ms Heard, “a complex individual with a complex history”.
‘A Wholly Unreliable Witness’
Mr. Sherborne called Ms. Heard as a wholly unreliable witness and a compulsive liar. He claimed that she “blatantly lied” in her evidence. Additionally, she “invented incidents” and “improvised allegations” such as Mr. Depp allegedly attacking a flight attendant. This incident had not been mentioned before in seven witness statements.
Amber Heard, in her defense, said, “I stand by my testimony”.
Mr. Sherborne pointed out that Ms. Heard’s statements do not add up and so she invents more of them. Sherborne reportedly presented audio evidence that revealed Ms. Heard making a “straightforward, unambiguous, unequivocal admission of hitting” Mr. Depp.
He further claimed that her physical violence towards his client maker her the domestic abuser, not him.
Ms. Heard said that despite the case’s significance, she would have opted out of it if possible. She further added that after obtaining a restraining order against Mr. Depp in 2016, she had “just wanted to move on with my life“.
This case is Hollywood’s most controversial abuse case. No matter who wins, it’s going to have an impact on both the star’s lives. We will bring more insights very soon. Until then stay tuned and keep reading for all the latest updates!