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Johnny Depp loses libel case against The Sun

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RoyalCorgi Mon 02-Nov-20 10:33:06

I think this is probably a good thing for those of us who campaign against domestic violence:

www.theguardian.com/film/2020/nov/02/johnny-depp-loses-libel-case-against-sun-over-claims-he-beat-ex-wife-amber-heard

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MedusasBadHairDay Mon 02-Nov-20 10:39:38

Good

AgnesNaismith Mon 02-Nov-20 10:40:43

So pleased for her. He is a disgrace.

Kit19 Mon 02-Nov-20 10:43:15

I’m pleasantly surprised! Expected him to win

GlummyMcGlummerson Mon 02-Nov-20 10:49:36

Good.

Yes Heard admitted to being violent too, but people seem to think a woman fucking up cancels out a man fucking up. It doesn't. He IS a wife beater, he is vile, and the blind Pirates of the Carribean fans who think because he's attractive/good at this job means he can't be an abuser, want to have a word with themselves

IwishNothingButTheBestForYou2 Mon 02-Nov-20 10:50:23

Very pleased.

So now we can say "wife-beater, Johnny Depp" in the same way that we can say "liar, Jeffrey Archer"...

TweeBree Mon 02-Nov-20 10:54:24

Well done to the judge.

Depp really fucked up even bringing this suit. No one took the article seriously (it was in THE SUN, ffs). Even without the verdict, he ended up coming off a thousand times worse than what they printed.

Poor Amber still has an US-based trial with him to get through.

Annasgirl Mon 02-Nov-20 10:56:55

Will this hinder his career in any way? I mean, I boycott so many movies and other business and arts items, due to certain men being wife beaters (I won't mention them on here as I am unsure which of them have been convicted in court) but I do not know any other people who do. So when a movie or song comes on and I switch over and explain to my family, they look at me with that "isn't mum mad" look (even, worryingly, my DD).

So will there be any change? I mean, if he had upset someone in the cancel culture category, he would no longer have a career, but in the sphere of DV, are men not always allowed an out?

Annasgirl Mon 02-Nov-20 10:58:57

Having rad the comments section in the Daily Mail, he is well supported and no one believes the verdict - so my question was answered. Colour me shocked!

Annasgirl Mon 02-Nov-20 10:59:08

sorry, read

RoyalCorgi Mon 02-Nov-20 11:01:31

#JusticeforJohnnyDepp is trending on Twitter. He certainly has a lot of fans who think he can do no wrong and that Amber Heard is the villain.

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CuriousaboutSamphire Mon 02-Nov-20 11:12:37

Bollocks! That doesn't really change anytines opinion of either of them, does it?

They are both volatile, attention seeking people who shouldn't be in close relationships with anyone!

I don't know how anyone can support one or the other of them! Neither of them have an excuse for their behaviour!

MayDayFightsBack Mon 02-Nov-20 11:16:16

The lack of people agreeing with the verdict doesn't surprise me after all the adoring crap I've read about Sean Connery this weekend - a man who said he thought it was fine for men to hit women and whose ex wife said he hit her regularly.

missbipolar Mon 02-Nov-20 11:16:39

It won't his career in the slightest especially when people like JK Rowling backed him when the aligations came out

Fantasisa Mon 02-Nov-20 11:17:26

GOOD

GoldenNCurly Mon 02-Nov-20 11:17:28

Johnny Depp didn't lose the case because he is guilty of being a wife beater, he lost the case because the Sun published the article with the belief that the information was true and therefore no liable.
The case the case in America will determine if he was abusive

DidoLamenting Mon 02-Nov-20 11:22:44

It's not unexpected. I don't know why he was advised to pursue it.

But as for "poor Amber" - they were as bad as each other.

IcedPurple Mon 02-Nov-20 11:23:45

It's actually pretty difficult to lose a libel case under English law - celebrities go out of their way to have libel cases heard in England - so this is a major embarrasment for Depp. I think they're both horrible people and The Scum is a vile rag, but Amber Heard has been vindicated here.

FifteenToes Mon 02-Nov-20 11:24:32

GoldenNCurly

Johnny Depp didn't lose the case because he is guilty of being a wife beater, he lost the case because the Sun published the article with the belief that the information was true and therefore no liable.
The case the case in America will determine if he was abusive

No, the judge didn't just say that there was no libel because the Sun reasonably believed the information to be true (which can be one defence against a libel charge). He said there was no libel because they had proven that is actually WAS true.

blueangel19 Mon 02-Nov-20 11:26:49

But as for "poor Amber" - they were as bad as each other.

Yes

boobot1 Mon 02-Nov-20 11:28:26

DidoLamenting

It's not unexpected. I don't know why he was advised to pursue it.

But as for "poor Amber" - they were as bad as each other.

This

DownThePlath Mon 02-Nov-20 11:32:24

DidoLamenting

It's not unexpected. I don't know why he was advised to pursue it.

But as for "poor Amber" - they were as bad as each other.

Absolutely. She's pretty vile too

Xenia Mon 02-Nov-20 11:33:46

I followed the trial in the papers and I couldn't really understand why he decided to bring the case. Both sides admitted they were violent so no good was ever going to come of all the extra publicity.

GlummyMcGlummerson Mon 02-Nov-20 11:38:47

Annasgirl

Will this hinder his career in any way? I mean, I boycott so many movies and other business and arts items, due to certain men being wife beaters (I won't mention them on here as I am unsure which of them have been convicted in court) but I do not know any other people who do. So when a movie or song comes on and I switch over and explain to my family, they look at me with that "isn't mum mad" look (even, worryingly, my DD).

So will there be any change? I mean, if he had upset someone in the cancel culture category, he would no longer have a career, but in the sphere of DV, are men not always allowed an out?


No, of course not. Abusive male celebrities are Teflon coated. One of them holds the most powerful position in the world FFS (Trump).

GoldenNCurly Mon 02-Nov-20 11:50:17

Will the US case be dismissed then?

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