Johnny Depp loses UK libel case over 'wife-beater' claims


November 1, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Johnny Depp lost his high-stakes libel case Monday against The Sun tabloid newspaper for labeling him a "wife beater," as a British judge said he believed the actor had abused ex-wife Amber Heard to such an extent that she frequently feared for her life.

In a decision widely cheered by campaigners against domestic abuse, Justice Andrew Nicol said the defendants proved during the trial in London that their allegations against Depp were "substantially true." Depp's lawyers said it would be "ridiculous" if the actor didn't appeal the decision.

Over the course of nearly three we...

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