Johnny Depp is still in a case against Amber Heard and it is moving to trial this May. The Pirates of the Caribbean star sued Amber Heard for $50 Million, accusing her of breaching the court’s order and writing an oped for a leading daily on her experience with domestic abuse that directly accuses Depp.
Last year, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were in the British courtroom where Depp was fighting a Libel trial against a British tabloid who labelled him a “wife-beater.” This was in reference to his alleged violent relationship with his former wife Heard. Depp lost that case, losing several roles as the result.
While this was fresh, Amber Heard took her chance and counter sued Johnny Depp for $100 Million. She accused him of trying to tarnish her career by a social media campaign and also defamation.
The two will be fighting in Fairfax County, Virginia in mid-2022 (May precisely). As per We Got This Covered, Amber Heard tried to convince the court to overthrow Johnny Depp’s case before it goes to court. As per Heard’s lawyers, the claim has been already proved in the UK court. But turns out Fairfax County Judge Penney Azcarate has disagreed.
The laws of Libel according to the British court are too different from the US, and squashing Johnny Depp’s case could only set a very wrong precedent for the future. This means Johnny and Amber Heard are all set to be standing against each other this coming May.
What are your thoughts on all of this? Let us know in the comments below!