Actor Johnny Depp’s Hollywood profession is being linked to the ruling of his libel case in opposition to a British newspaper which labelled him a ‘spouse beater’.
British choose Andrew Nicol to ship the judgement on Monday (November 2) which might determine whether or not the UK tabloid’s article brought on ‘critical hurt’ to Depp’s status and whether or not the allegations made by the outlet have been considerably true.
If Depp loses, his status will probably be severely broken and he might wrestle to land main movie components in future, in line with the commentators.
The 57-year-old Hollywood star sued the media group and one in every of its journalists Dan Wootton over a controversial article which acknowledged Depp had been aggressive in direction of his ex-wife Amber Heard, which questioned the actor’s casting within the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ film franchise.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have appeared to offer proof earlier than the choose throughout a three-week listening to at London’s High Court, laying naked their tempestuous non-public lives and making critical allegations of home abuse and drug-taking.
Depp and Amber first met whereas making ‘The Rum Diary’ in 2011 and tied the knot in 2015, however Heard filed for divorce 15 months later.
The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star advised the courtroom he was by no means violent in direction of his ex-wife.
Denying the allegations, the actor mentioned that she was mendacity, and she or he had attacked him on quite a few events. He even went on to say that he misplaced the tip of a finger after she threw a vodka bottle at him throughout one ferocious row.
On the opposite hand, Heard mentioned Depp would flip right into a jealous alter ego, ‘the monster’, after taking medicine and alcohol. He had typically threatened to kill her, she advised the hearings, detailing 14 events of utmost violence when she mentioned the actor choked, punched, slapped, head-butted, throttled and kicked her.
Nicol will hand down his judgement on November 2 at 10 am. (1000 GMT). The ruling will probably be delivered remotely and no occasion will happen on the High Court constructing.
According to report, if Depp wins, his attorneys have argued he could be “entitled to very substantial damages as only a substantial award can start to compensate him for the damage and distress the Defendants’ appalling allegations have had and ‘nail the lie’.”
They mentioned in follow there was a ceiling on common damages of between $391,000-$423,600 however argued Depp must also obtain aggravated damages, saying the Sun’s response to his declare had added to the ‘hurt, misery and wish for vindication’.
If he loses, his status will probably be severely broken and he might wrestle to land main movie components in future, commentators say.
On high of the London motion, Depp has additionally filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit in opposition to Heard in a Virginia courtroom over an opinion piece she wrote in a newspaper.