November 27, 2020

Johnny Depp Denied Appeal in Libel Case

A British high court has denied Johnny Depp permission to appeal the decision made in his legal battle against “The Sun.”

The 57-year-old “Sleepy Hollow” actor lost a libel case when the presiding judge, Justice Andrew Nicol, ruled in the British tabloid’s favour, upholding their claim that he was a “wife-beater” and had assaulted his then-spouse, Amber Heard.

Nicol ruled on Wednesday, 25 November, that Depp’s appeal did not have a “reasonable prospect of success”, but offered him until 7 December to take the case to the British Court of Appeal.

He also ordered the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star to pay £630 000 towards “The Sun”’s legal fees by 22 January 2021.

Both Depp and Heard have been embroiled in a bitter dispute since early 2019, when the latter wrote an article in December 2018 for the “The Washington Post”, in which she accused the former of being abusive.

Since then, further claims from both camps pertaining to lurid acts and violence have surfaced, which have spilled over into social media.