Johnny Depp’s lawyers tell the appellate court that he did not get a fair trial

Johnny Depp’s lawyers told the Court of Appeals that the actor’s trial was not fair after he lost his defamation case against The Sun.

Johnny Depp’s lawyers told the Court of Appeals that the actor did not get a fair trial in his defamation lawsuit against the British publication The sun. Depp has been ranked for years as one of the biggest stars and highest paid actors in Hollywood, thanks to his performance as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean franchises and its lead roles in numerous other blockbuster films. However, the actor has unfortunately fallen out of favor in recent years due to a number of controversies, including a public lawsuit.

Since 2016, Depp has been in the midst of a messy legal battle with his ex-wife and Aquaman star Amber Heard. After their divorce, Heard was given a restraining order against Depp, accusing him of physically and verbally abusing her. In November, Depp lost a defamation case against a British tabloid The sun, which in a 2018 article called him a “rival”. After hearing the testimonies of both Depp and Heard, Judge Andrew Nicol of the Royal Court in London dismissed Depp’s claim, saying he believed the charges against Depp were in the article. “essentially correct“The judge found that 12 of the 14 alleged incidents of domestic violence reported by the publication occurred, stating that he believed Depp had repeatedly attacked Heard, including the time in 2015 that Heard described as”a three-day hostage situation“in Australia.

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However, according to The Guardian, in documents filed with the Court of Appeals, Depp’s lawyers claim that the actor did not receive a fair trial. Depp’s lawyers called Nicole’s verdict by which Depp attacked Heard and made her fear for her life “obviously insecure” i “obviously wrong” saying he would ask the court “quash judgment and order a new trial. “ Depp’s lawyer, David Sherborne, wrote that it was Nicol “concluded that the appellant was guilty of serious physical assault without considering or even admitting that Ms. Heard was untrue in her testimony, without testing his account on the basis of documentary evidence and testimony of other witnesses, and without any finding that he they did not trust these witnesses. “

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Depp’s legal issues and public controversy led to the actor essentially becoming on the Hollywood blacklist. Shortly after the court ruling in November, Depp announced that Warner Bros. had asked him to give up Grindelwald’s role in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts 3. Recently, Depp was released from Jerry Bruckheimer Houdini a series in which he was to play the famous illusionist Harry Houdini. Disney also reportedly blocked Depp’s return to Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, instead, following a relaunch led by Margot Robbie. A recent detailed article from THR he even reported that one head of studies called Depp to account, saying “now you just can’t work with it. “

Depp’s legal battles aren’t over yet, as he’s still suing Heard for defamation for a published work she wrote about Washington Post in 2018 and is facing a lawsuit from a crew member who accused Depp of hitting him on the 2018 shoot A city of lies, which will go on trial in 2021. Now that Depp is seeking a new defamation trial, it seems the actor will not have the time, nor will he be asked to take on many more projects in the near future.

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Source: The Guardian

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