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The court ruled that Johnny Depp can sue the ex-wife, Amber Heard, for damages of up to $ 50 million. This is a continuation of their lawsuits in the United States and Great Britain.
Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard – trial
The actors met on the production set Rum-drenched journal in 2011. They married in 2015. Heard’s first accusations of bullying emerged just a few months later. The case went to court, where the spouses accused each other of domestic violence. Each side denied its guilt. Ultimately, the case ended in a divorce settlement, and the star Pirates of the Caribbean paid his ex-wife $ 7 million.
Recently, Depp won another case against Heard. It concerned the use of the funds transferred. Heard pledged to donate to charity, and Depp claimed she didn’t. As a result of the judgment, she must provide documentation of what she actually donated to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.
Johnny Depp and Amber Head – defamation lawsuit in the USA
In 2018-2020, a libel lawsuit was pending against a British tabloid The Sunthat Depp eventually lost. On this basis, Heard argues that US courts would dismiss the US lawsuit based on a UK ruling. However, since the terminology in an article on domestic violence by Heard to Washington Post differs from that of z The Sunthe judge declined. While the actor’s name is not mentioned in the article, the link is quite clear. She is commonly seen as a reaction to the circumstances of her marriage. In addition, the court pointed out that the principles of freedom of expression differ between the US and the UK, and the interests of Heard and The Sun differ significantly from each other. For this reason, the case will continue, and Depp has a chance to get a large compensation from his ex-wife.
Depp is very pleased with the way things turned out. He used the court’s ruling to say that he felt he was being boycotted by Hollywood. This is one of the reasons why the actor will not play in the third part Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Themand the decision to receive the prestigious award at the San Sebastian Film Festival met with much opposition. Still, many fans stand by his side, calling for Amber Heard to be fired from Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom.
It is currently unclear how the outcome of the pending case will affect the further careers of the actors. The case is to go to trial in spring 2022.