Hollywood Vampires’ Johnny Depp Gains Another Victory On Court Against His Ex-Wife Amber Heard
Hollywood Vampires guitarist and Hollywood star Johnny Depp‘s lawyer declared that his client has won another motion against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, after the court’s recent decision about a defamation suit, which was dismissed.
As you may recall, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got divorced in 2016 after Heard claimed that Depp abused her physically and verbally under the influence of alcohol during their relationship. Johnny denied these allegations saying that Heard was a ‘gold-digger’ and their divorce turned into a controversial and longtime legal battle.
After Depp was labeled by a ‘wife-beater’ by The Sun, he filed a defamation suit against the newspaper and Heard. The London judge stated that Depp being defined as a ‘wife beater’ wasn’t libelous and closed the case. However, Johnny didn’t give up on defending himself against these accusations, which almost ruined his acting career. His lawyer filed another lawsuit in the US and came out victorious this time.
The US judge Azcarate stated that Amber Heard wasn’t a defendant but a witness in the UK case, so Depp had a right to file another defamation suit. This was Depp’s second victory against Heard after another judge decided that she will have to prove whether she donated the settlement money or not. The actor’s lawyer, Chew, stated that Depp is pleased with the court’s decision.
Fairfax County Chief Judge Penney Azcarate’s statement read:
“Because she was not named a defendant, she was not subject to the same discovery rules applicable to named parties. In fact, Defendant could not have been a named defendant to the UK litigation because her allegedly defamatory statements were made after the UK action commenced.”
Ben Chew responded:
“Mr. Depp is most gratified by the Court’s decision.”
In addition, the second defamation lawsuit between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will start on April 11, 2022, in Fairfax County. It seems that both sides are determined to continue their legal battle by accusing each other on various accounts.