US jury awards Johnny Depp $15 million in damages after finding an article penned by his ex-wife Amber Heard was defamatory to Depp. Depp is ordered to pay compensatory damages of $2 million to Heard.
Actor Johnny Depp's defamation case against Amber Heard continues as his ex-wife returns to the witness stand in the multi-million dollar case in Virginia state court.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse. Heard has counter-sued for $100 million, arguing Depp smeared her by calling her a liar.
The Depp-Heard defamation trial has grabbed international attention as two of Hollywood’s elites air their dirty laundry for the public to bear witness to. Both sides accuse the other of repeated domestic abuse. Here’s what we know so far.
Hollywood actor had sought to challenge a November 2020 ruling in a high-profile libel action that upheld claims in the newspaper that he beat his ex-wife during their stormy marriage.
Johnny Depp, who had earlier begun production on the third "Fantastic Beasts" movie in London, said he was asked to leave by Warner Bros.
Depp had sued News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the newspaper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that accused him of assaulting his wife Amber Heard.
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star is suing British tabloid The Sun for a 2018 article that claimed he was a wife-beater. The paper’s publisher is relying on 14 separate claims of domestic violence by Heard, Depp's ex-wife, in its defence.
Johnny Depp is suing The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, at London's High Court for libel over an article Wootton wrote in 2018 calling the American actor a "wife beater".
A close friend of Hollywood luminaries Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn and Marlon Brando, the actor appeared in over 150 television and films including roles in the "Alien," "The Green Mile," "Pretty in Pink" and "The Avengers."
Crisis management expert Allan Mayer lays out steps to avoid making social media faux pas, which have the potential to ruin a user's reputation in an instant.
Amber Heard withdrew her claims that she was subject to physical and mental abuse by Johnny Depp. The couple separated and ended their one-and-half-year marriage.
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