Depp claimed that the newspaper committed libel against him when they called him a “wife beater”. The article was about his relationship with his ex-wife actress Amber Heard.
The case has become very famous in Hollywood.
Depp who is mainly known for his role as Captain Jack Sparrow sued the publisher of the Sun over the article published in April 2018. The judge in the Royal Courts said that the article was essentially true. Heard blamed her ex-husband for abusing her physically and verbally. She claimed that the actor slapped, kicked and choked her.
Depp confessed about his alcohol and drug addiction, but refused to admit that it led to the abuse of Heard. Among the most popular trial chapters, the actor blamed his ex-wife for cheating with Elon Musk and defecating in his bed while being in a state of intoxication.
Two former partners of Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder, witnessed that Depp was never violent to them.
Professional lawyers predicted his victory as his attorneys provided excessive evidence that Heard was abusive towards Deep and not vice versa.
The loss may cost the actor high-paying acting roles. In addition, he will have to pay for the legal costs that can end up costing millions of dollars. It was a long fought win for Heard that might help her to restore her reputation. At the time of the trial Depp described Amber as a guileful liar and gold-digger who abused alcohol and tried to frame him.
The couple met around ten years ago during the shooting of “The Rum Diary”, the movie based on the novel of Hunter Thompson. Heard and Depp got married in 2015 and divorced a year later.