Hollywood actors Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard have made headlines due to their nasty divorce. Back in November last year, Depp lost the defamation court case against a newspaper group and his Heard. According to the latest reports, Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has now sought retrial in the ‘wife beater’ case against ex-wife Amber Heard. The report stated that lawyers of the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, claim that Heard had donated her divorce settlement to charity was a ‘calculated lie’.
Reuters reported that Johnny Depp is seeking permission to appeal to a London High Court ruling which upheld that he was a wife-beater. On Thursday, Depp’s legal team sought permission to challenge the findings of Judge Andrew Nicol, arguing that they were “plainly wrong”. As per the report, Depp’s lawyers said that they wanted to depend on the new evidence that Amber Heard had not given her 7 million dollars to charity. The report mentioned that Depp’s lawyers said that Heard, who was supposed to give the money she received from her divorce from the actor to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) was “a calculated and manipulative lie".
Johnny Depp's lawyer Andrew Caldecott the court that the Judge on the case had “too glibly” accepted Amber Heard’s version of events. The report stated that Depp’s lawyer said that Nicol had not conducted a judicial fact-finding exercise properly. As per the report, when Caldecott was asked if he thought Nicol had believed Heard’s every word, he replied saying “Yes”. While the News Group Newspapers lawyers also argued their stance during the hearing, according to the report, the Court of Appeal Judges said that they would share their decision on whether the appeal should happen or not “shortly”.
Meanwhile, in the 16-day long trial in the defamation case filed by Johnny Depp against The Sun, its publishers and Amber Heard, the London Court ruled out that the Fantastic Beasts actor is indeed a wife beater. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorced in 2016. After the London Court’s verdict, Johnny Depp released a statement about his exit from Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts franchise. Also Read: Aquaman 2: Amber Heard Fired From The Sequel Post Her Court Case Against Former Husband Johnny Depp? Here’s The Truth
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