Prior to his U.S. libel case, Depp taken legal action against The Sun over a post which called him a “wife beater” in referral to his marital relationship to Heard, which ended in 2017 after 2 years. At completion of the four-month trial in November 2020, in which Heard affirmed for 3 days about declared domestic violence, a judge dismissed Depp’s claim versus News Group Newspapers.
“Although he has proved the necessary elements of his cause of action in libel,” the judge stated in his judgment, “the defendants have shown that what they published in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true.”
Depp appealed the decision, which was rejected by the U.K. High Court in March 2021.
The controversial legal cases in between Depp and Heard, additionally, had no result on director of the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Fr émaux‘s choice consist of the star and his movie in the lineup.
“If there’s one person in this world who didn’t find the least interest in this very publicized trial, it’s me,” he stated at a Cannes interview May 15, per The Hollywood Reporter “I don’t know what it’s about. I care about Johnny Depp as an actor.”
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