Hollywood is experiencing a new legal case among its celebrities, in this case with Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, two well-known actors who were a couple at some point and who, after several years of relationship and marriage, began to have various types of legal problems. Said history has led them to currently live a new trial for defamation, which carries behind various problems that they have had.
Divorce and restraining order
The history of this former Hollywood couple began in 2016 when Amber Head filed a restraining order against Johnny Depp for domestic violence. In that same year, she dropped the charges and it was agreed that he would compensate the actress with 7 million dollars, which she would be obliged to donate to the ACLU and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (this donation has not yet been made in 2022, for delays related to the legal battle, according to the actress’s lawyers).
However, after this agreement it was revealed that the then couple of interpreters would divorce, it would last until 2017, where each one would start their life from scratch. Unfortunately, said legal process became only one of the first that they would experience, as they would soon see each other more than once in court and in trials for various lawsuits.
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Amber Heard and The Sun publish article about Johnny Depp
During the divorce of the former couple, the MeToo began to take place in the Hollywood industry and Amber Heard chose to join the movement in 2019 through an article that she published in The Washington Post and which she titled, ‘I spoke against the sexual violence and faced the wrath of our culture. That has to change.’ There she affirmed herself as a victim of domestic violence by Johnny Depp and the null action of the guild against the actor.
Given this testimony, Disney chose to fire Johnny Depp from his role in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, the franchise that has had his face since the 2000s. The company also announced that Margot Robbie would be the one who would replace the renowned actor in this story on the high seas, to give a feminine touch and also, a little freshness to this world.
While the ‘Aquaman’ actress published said article, the British newspaper did the same with an opinion piece by editor Dan Wooton of The Sun, which was called ‘GONE POTTY How can JK Rowling be “genuinely happy” in the cast of Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts movie?’. In said publication, the journalist lashed out at the actor and even described him as a “wife beater.”
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After the article by the protagonist of ‘Aquaman’, the interpreter of Jack Sparrow decided to file a lawsuit against Amber Heard for defamation in 2019. And he continued in the same way against The Sun, being represented by the person responsible for the opinion note , Dan Wootn.
The latter was the first to attend and 2021 ruled in favor of the media outlet, which was supported by the testimony of Amber Heard; The actor appealed to have the verdict overturned, but the court denied his motion. This result caused the resignation of Johnny Depp to his role as Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Animals’, the spin off of ‘Harry Potter’, a decision bordered by Warner Bros.
Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard: The Second Demand
After the case against The Sun was over, Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against Amber Heard for defamation could continue. It is only in April 2022 when the trial begins, which will take place in a total of 11 sessions, becoming one of the longest that two Hollywood celebrities have experienced.
The lawsuit goes for 50 million dollars and until now, Johnny Depp’s defense is about the way in which Amber Heard’s remarks affected his career and, in addition, that, in reality, it is she who abused him during their years of relationship. While that of the actress is positioned in that she was the victim of the actor’s aggression.
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This case has barely taken two sessions and only the premise of the defense of each of the parties has been presented, but both these meetings and those to come will be televised through CourtTV, an American channel that will cover the entire case. publicly.
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