The defamation case of Johnny depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard he has encountered a further obstacle and will not go to trial before the end of the year. Depp and Heard were supposed to face off in a Virginia courtroom in early May but now the plan is for them to 'face off' in April 2022 for two consecutive weeks.
The proceedings were postponed several times and suspended in September to allow Johnny Depp to work on the set, but according to Deadline the latter postponement is due to the arrears in the judicial system caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The actor sued his ex-wife for $ 50 million following the Aquaman star's comments in a Washington Post article claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse.
The article didn't explicitly mention Depp, but the star said the editorial damaged his reputation, costing him his participation in the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
In his cause Depp's lawyers insisted their client was the real victim in the marriage, which ended in a stormy divorce during which Heard alleged that Depp committed abuse against him.
"Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is the perpetrator of the crime" we read in the documents of Johnny Depp's lawyers.
Meanwhile, the former Pirates of the Caribbean star is still facing a libel suit against the publishers of the UK tabloid The Sun over an article in which he was referred to as a 'wife thug'. Depp lost the case in the first instance, with Judge Nicol agreeing to the British newspaper's version.
Johnny Depp also brought in Elon Musk in the lawsuit. Also, Depp recently put his French village up for sale.