Johnny Depp had requested a retrial after he misplaced the libel declare in opposition to The Solar over an article calling him a “spouse beater”. In line with studies, the UK courtroom has now denied his attraction. Justices James Dingemans and Nicholas Underhill mentioned that the December 2020 courtroom listening to was “full and truthful”. The courtroom additionally added that the conclusion to the sooner trial couldn’t be argued or “vitiated by any error of strategy or mistake of regulation”.
Depp’s former spouse Amber Heard reacted to the courtroom denying his attraction and mentioned, “The proof introduced within the UK case was overwhelming and plain.” Reportedly, Heard’s reps launched an announcement to Yahoo saying, “We’re happy however under no circumstances shocked by the Courtroom’s denial of Mr. Depp’s software for attraction. The proof introduced within the UK case was overwhelming and plain.”
Amber additionally shared the assertion on her Instagram account and stored the feedback off. She additionally claimed that Depp’s new proof for the retrial was a “press technique.”
“To reiterate, the unique verdict was that Mr. Depp dedicated home violence in opposition to Amber on no fewer than 12 events and she or he was left in worry of her life. The decision and prolonged, well-reasoned Judgement, together with the Confidential Judgement, have been affirmed. Mr. Depp’s declare of recent and vital proof was nothing greater than a press technique, and has been soundly rejected by the Courtroom,” the assertion concluded.
For the unversed, again in 2020, Depp’s libel declare was dismissed by Justice Nicol, who discovered The Solar’s accusation to be “considerably true” and dominated within the writer’s favour. The courtroom had discovered that Mr Depp, 57, had assaulted Ms Heard, 34, on a dozen events and put her in “worry for her life” 3 times.
In the meantime, Depp is suing Amber personally over a 2018 Washington Put up opinion piece, through which she claimed to be a sufferer of home abuse, however didn’t point out the actor by identify. The case filed in a US courtroom was lately delayed till April 2022.