Johnny Depp tried to challenge a UK court ruling that he abused his wife Amber Heard. However, the request was rejected.
Last year, Johnny Depp brought a lawsuit against the publisher of The Sun magazine. In one of his editions, the tabloid called the actor a “wife-boy”. Gwiazdor believed that his ex-wife’s accusations were exaggerated and contrived. Judge Andrew Nicol, however, dismissed the case, stating that Depp had been aggressive towards Amber Heard on at least 12 occasions. Therefore, it has not been found that the magazine was defamatory, calling it a “martyr.”
Johnny applied for permission to appeal the ruling because he claimed the judge had misjudged the evidence and called for another trial. The actor’s team of lawyers prepared a series of evidence to challenge the victim’s testimony.
Depp’s appeal denied
According to one of Heard’s defense lawyers, she told “calculated and manipulative lies” in court. One of them was supposed to be a payment of $ 7 million. for charity. The actress received money as a result of a winning divorce process. However, she still has not returned the entire sum.
The star’s lawyers said that this was not any evidence in the case and would not affect the final judgment of the court. In their opinion, Heard wants to deposit the entire sum over the next ten years.
On March 25, the Court of Appeal refused to appeal, stating that Judge Nicol had not committed any errors in the course of the proceedings.
The trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Information
As a reminder, Amber Heard accuses the actor of domestic violence against her 14 times. One of these cases is the incident in March 2015, described as a “three-day hostage-taking”. During the trial, which lasted for three weeks, the court heard, inter alia, the former partners of the actor – Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis. Both have previously admitted that Depp never used violence against them. On the other side of the barricade are Heard’s friends who claim to have witnessed Depp’s brutal behavior towards Amber. In turn, the actor accuses his ex-wife, incl. for infidelity. According to him, during their relationship, she was to cheat on him with Elon Musk and actor James Franco.
Amber Head and Johnny Depp met in 2011 on the set of the film “A Journal with Rum”. They got married in 2015, and a year later the actress accused him of domestic violence. They divorced in 2017.