Exes Johnny Depp and Amber Heard each arrived at a courthouse in London on July 7 for the actor’s libel case in opposition to ‘The Solar,’ which stemmed from allegations of abuse made by Amber.
Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard had been seen arriving individually on July 7 to a London courthouse because the actor’s libel trial in opposition to Information Group Newspapers (NGN) and The Solar‘s government editor Dan Wootton started. Heard, 34, wore a pink face masking and a black midi gown and heels, holding fingers with two ladies as she made her means into the courthouse. Depp, 57, coated up with a black bandana and aviator sun shades, and waved to photographers as he stepped inside for the primary day of the three-week trial.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star is suing British paper The Solar‘s father or mother firm and Wootton over an article they printed in April 2018, which referred to as him a “spouse beater” and alleged that there’s “overwhelming proof” that he attacked Heard throughout their marriage. Depp vehemently denies the allegations, which embody accounts of an alleged 14 separate incidences of home violence, like Heard’s story a few battle that resulted in Depp reducing off the tip of his finger (he disputes how he misplaced his finger).
In the April 2018 column, Wootton askedd how JK Rowling could possibly be “genuinely completely happy” with Depp being solid within the Harry Potter spinoff movie Improbable Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, contemplating the allegations made by Heard. NGN is defending the article as true, saying that Depp was allegedly “controlling and verbally and bodily abusive in direction of Heard, significantly when he was drunk and/or medication” between early 2013 and 2016, when their marriage ended.
Depp is serving as the primary witness in his libel trial. He tried and failed to dam her from being within the courtroom throughout the courtroom proceedings, in keeping with our sister website, Deadline. Nonetheless, all through the trial, the courtroom will hear from two of Depp’s different exes, Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder. Each stated that Depp was by no means violent towards them.
Depp has a separate libel lawsuit in Virginia, filed in opposition to Heard herself, over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Submit. In the piece, which by no means names her ex-husband, Heard wrote that she obtained “the total pressure of our tradition’s wrath for ladies who communicate out.” That trial is scheduled to start in January 2021.