Entertainment Johnny Depp Denied Initial Bid to Appeal His U.K. 'Wife-Beater' Libel Case, Judge Rules (Reports)

00:35  26 november  2020
00:35  26 november  2020 Source:   people.com

UK Court Rules Against Johnny Depp In Libel Action

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Johnny Depp has been refused permission to appeal against a High Court ruling which concluded that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard. The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor sued the publisher of the Sun, News Group Newspapers (NGN), for libel over a 2018 article labelling him a " wife beater ".

Hollywood star Johnny Depp on Monday lost his libel battle with a British tabloid that labelled him a " wife beater ", after a London High In a ruling that could severely damage Depp 's reputation and career, Judge Andrew Nicol said he accepted claims from the actor's ex-wife, actress Amber Heard

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Johnny Depp's appeal in his U.K. libel case against The Sun has been denied.

U.K. judge Andrew Nicol refused permission for Depp to appeal his case after he ruled the British tabloid's 2018 story, in which the publication called the actor a "wife-beater" during his marriage to Amber Heard, was "substantially true," according to The Times.

Depp, 57, has been ordered to pay £628,000 in legal costs to News Group Newspapers, which owns the tabloid. The amount is equivalent to over $840,000.

Nicol dismissed the actor's appeal application saying an appeal did not have a "reasonable prospect of success," according to The Times.

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The actor Johnny Depp has forcefully rejected allegations he was abusive toward his ex- wife , Amber Heard, describing them as "sick" on the first day of his libel action against a UK newspaper group. Johnny Depp admits drugs and alcohol problems but denies ex- wife 's abuse allegations.

Johnny Depp has lost his highly publicized libel case against the publisher of Britain's The Sun newspaper, whose claim that he was an abusive husband sparked a courtroom showdown between the Hollywood star and his ex- wife , actress Amber Heard, earlier this year.

"The findings of fact by a first instance tribunal (particularly one, such as myself, who has heard oral evidence) are rarely open to challenge on appeal," Nicol said in his ruling. "In any event, I do not consider that the proposed grounds of appeal have a reasonable prospect of success (and that is also the case so far as the grounds of appeal suggest that I erred in principle or in law) and there is not some other compelling reason why permission to appeal should be granted."

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The Pirates of the Caribbean star can still take his case directly to the Court of Appeal to overturn his judgement, according to The Guardian.

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Johnny Depp has lost his libel case against the Sun newspaper over an article that called him a " wife beater ". Mr Depp 's lawyer called the ruling "perverse" and said the Hollywood actor intends to appeal . A spokesperson for the Sun said it had stood up for domestic abuse victims for decades, and

A High Court judge has ruled that actor Johnny Depp subjected his ex- wife to domestic abuse on twelve occasions. Depp denied he assaulted his wife and accused the newspaper of committing libel against him - that is a legal Ian Youngs, who reports on film news for the BBC, said the ruling

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Heard's U.S. counsel Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, said that the court's initial ruling will now strengthen their determination to fight Depp's $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard in the U.S., which was recently delayed to May 3, 2021, by Circuit Chief Judge Bruce White in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Lawyers for Depp described the court's initial decision "as perverse as it is bewildering."

Days after losing the case, Depp revealed he had agreed to step down from his role as Grindelwald in the upcoming third installment in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise.

"In light of recent events, I would like to make the following short statement," Depp wrote in a statement on Instagram. "Firstly, I'd like to thank everybody who has gifted me with their support and loyalty. I have been humbled and moved by your many messages of love and concern, particularly over the last few days."

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A British judge ruled on Thursday that Hollywood star Johnny Depp 's libel case against The Sun newspaper over claims he abused his Last week, Judge Andrew Nicol ruled that Depp had not fully complied with a court order by not supplying details of mobile phone texts to his assistant which the

Depp denies former partner Amber Heard's claim of 14 separate incidents in which he allegedly hit her. (Niklas Halle'n/AFP/Getty Images). Johnny Depp 's libel case against a British tabloid that A U . K . judge will determine whether the Sun tabloid libelled actor Johnny Depp by calling him a wife

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"I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Bros. from my role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts and I have respected and agreed to that request," he continued.

"Finally, I wish to say this. The surreal judgement of the court in the U.K. will not change my fight to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal," Depp concluded. "My resolve remains strong and I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false. My life and career will not be defined by this moment in time."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor shot only one scene since production on the film began in September, but due to his "pay-or-play contract" with no "morality clause," he was able to receive his full eight-figure salary regardless of whether the film was made or recast.

Depp first played Grindelwald in 2016's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the companion book of the same name. He reprised his role in the 2018 sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

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