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Entertainment Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Calls Amber Heard 'a Compulsive Liar' on Last Day of Actor's U.K. Libel Case

20:46  28 july  2020
20:46  28 july  2020 Source:   people.com

The defamation lawsuit of Johnny Depp against The Sun will take place

 The defamation lawsuit of Johnny Depp against The Sun will take place © Franck Castel / News Pictures / WEN The case between Johnny Depp and the newspaper The Sun will be judged in court, announced the British High Court on Thursday ( July 2, 20). Pirates of the Caribbean actor has filed a lawsuit against the tabloid after an article published in 2018 which described him as a "wife batterer", after having taken up the allegations of his ex-wife, Amber Heard, who claims to have been victims of domestic violence during their marriage.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard posing for the camera: Todd Williamson/Getty; John Shearer/Getty © Provided by People Todd Williamson/Getty; John Shearer/Getty

Johnny Depp's legal team is claiming his ex-wife Amber Heard is an "unreliable witness" and "compulsive liar."

On Tuesday, in closing the Pirates of the Caribbean actor's libel case against News Group Newspapers (NGN), parent company of U.K. tabloid The Sun (which published a 2018 article calling Depp, 57, a "wife beater"), attorney David Sherborne told the London courtroom that Heard, 34, was the "abuser" in their marriage, not Depp.

Amber Heard Can Be Present When Johnny Depp Testifies In Libel Case, Court Rules

  Amber Heard Can Be Present When Johnny Depp Testifies In Libel Case, Court Rules Amber Heard, the ex-wife of actor Johnny Depp, can watch him testify in a libel case over allegations of domestic abuse, a court has ruled. Depp is suing the publisher of the Sun, News Group Newspapers (NGN), and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over a 2018 article which described Depp as a “wife beater.” The article cited claims by Heard that Depp was physically abusive during their marriage, a charge he has denied.

"From the big points to the small points, Ms. Heard has proved herself to be a wholly unreliable witness, and, frankly, a compulsive liar — and I don’t say that lightly,” Sherborne said in closing remarks, according to The Guardian.

"... If it was a man who had said what Ms. Heard said and who had admitted to what she admitted to, if this was Mr. Depp for example, and it was the other way around," he added. "Can you imagine what consternation there would be?"

Sherborne went on to say that Heard adopted the public persona of domestic violence advocacy after garnering media attention when she came forward with abuse claims against Depp, which he denied. "She has picked up her theme and run with it," said Sherborne.

The lawyer said that Depp decided to "expose all the most intimate details of his private life" in this weeks-long "painful" court case to disprove the Sun article. "He has never hit a woman in his entire life. Period, full stop, nada," Sherborne said.

Johnny Depp facing Amber Heard in court

 Johnny Depp facing Amber Heard in court © WENN.com Johnny Depp could find himself face to face with his ex-wife Amber Heard in a British court. A judge ruled that the actress could be present while the actor testified in his defamation lawsuit against the British newspaper The Sun.

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Amber Heard, Johnny Depp posing for the camera: Michael Kovac/Getty Images Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in January 2016. © Provided by People Michael Kovac/Getty Images Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in January 2016.

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Sasha Wass, the defense for News Group Newspapers, gave closing statements in court on Monday, saying that Depp's alleged physical and emotional abuse inflicted on his ex-wife came from a misogynistic place.

Wass claimed that Depp manufactured a "misogynistic persona of [Heard] as the stereotype of a nagging woman," accusing her of being a cheater and gold digger. (Depp previously testified that he felt Heard targeted him with an "agenda" to boost her finances and career by marrying him.)

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have arrived in court

 Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have arrived in court © Guillermo Proano / WENN.com Johnny Depp and his ex-wife, Amber Heard, have arrived in London as part of the defamation lawsuit , brought against The Sun. The star is indeed suing the tabloid editor, News Group Newspapers (NGN), and its editor, Dan Wootton, about a 2018 article in which the Pirates of the Caribbean star was described as " wife batter, "based on accusations from the time of Amber Heard, accusations that Johnny Depp always denied.

In Heard's witness statement obtained by PEOPLE, the actress claimed that Depp had "threatened to kill" her and that she had felt like a hostage.

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Amber Heard wearing a black dress: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images Amber Heard © Provided by People Phillip Faraone/Getty Images Amber Heard

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Heard and Depp tied the knot in 2015. In May 2016, she sought a domestic violence restraining order against him, accusing him of abusing her. Depp denied the claims, and the former couple settled their divorce out of court in August 2016. She donated her $7 million divorce settlement to charity. Both actors signed NDAs barring them from discussing their relationship publicly.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard posing for the camera: Todd Williamson/Getty; John Shearer/Getty © Provided by People Todd Williamson/Getty; John Shearer/Getty

Depp sued her for defamation in the U.S. after she wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post in December 2018 in which she described being an alleged victim of domestic violence. While she never mentioned Depp by name, the actor’s lawsuit called her allegations against him a “hoax.”

If you are experiencing domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is available 24/7 in more than 170 languages.

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