Judge denies Amber Heard’s attempt to dismiss Johnny Depp’s defamation case
Attorneys representing Amber Heard have filed a multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit petition involving the actress and her ex-partner Johnny Depp dismissed, with the judge dismissing the case.
Amber Heard’s legal team called on the judge to dismiss the smear case between the actress and her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
The request was made on the 13th day of the trial when Johnny’s team had completed their evidence, then argued that Amber’s application should be denied.
Judge Penny Azcarate said she rejected the motion to dismiss the case in two parts, but in the third she would take advice.
Johnny, 58, is suing Amber, 36, for defamation in a 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post, which his attorney says implies he physically and sexually abused her. .
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Johnny has denied all allegations that he once assaulted Amber, and gave testimony last week at a trial that began last month, saying as part of denials that he was a victim. cause of domestic abuse.
He is suing Heard for more than £38m, saying her domestic abuse allegations have damaged his career and reputation.
He claims that the 2018 article got him kicked out of the Pirates of the Caribbean series.
Amber has filed against Johnny, demanding nearly £78 million in damages, and says his legal team falsely accused her of fabricating claims against the actor.
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Heard’s counterclaim accuses Depp of orchestrating a “smear campaign” against her and describes his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.
Today, Amber’s team has sought to refute the incident.
Ben Rottenborn, Amber Heard’s class, said there was “abundant evidence” that Johnny physically abused Amber, although admitting this is disputed.
He said that physical abuse was undisputed.
The lawyer said that if Depp abused Heard “even once, she would win. Simple as that”.
Ben Chew, to Depp, is arguing against this, arguing that it “couldn’t be clearer” that Amber was talking about Johnny in the article.
He said that Amber is “not a character that respects domestic violence”, she is in fact a “perpetrator”.
“We have Mr. Depp’s own puzzling testimony,” he added.
Speaking about the reaction to the article, Depp said while giving testimony in the courtroom: “It’s strange that one day you’re Cinderella so to speak, 0.6 seconds later you’re Quasimodo.”
“I don’t deserve it, and neither do my children and those who have believed in me all these years. I don’t want any of those people to believe that I’ve done something wrong or that I’m a scammer. “
The pair face each other again in court following the biggest defamation trial of the 21st century in the UK in 2020, where Johnny lost his case to News Group Newspaper after claiming The Sun mislabeled him. is a “wife beater”.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/judge-denies-amber-heards-attempt-26863123 Judge denies Amber Heard's attempt to dismiss Johnny Depp's defamation case