Johnny Depp Sued The Sun Over The Publication Of Violence Against Ex-Wife
Johnny Depp filed a lawsuit in the High court of London against the British newspaper The Sun, which in 2018 claimed that the actor committed acts of physical violence against his former wife, actress amber heard. The defendants in this three - week legal battle, which is expected to reveal surprising details about the private lives of Hollywood stars, are the publisher of the tabloid News Group Newspapers and the Executive editor of the newspaper itself, Dan Wootton, the BBC reported on Tuesday.
The couple met about ten years ago on the set of the film "Rum Diary", and in February 2015, they were legally married. However, just 15 months later, heard filed for divorce, accusing Depp of physical abuse during their relationship. Then the actress reported that Depp allegedly threw a cell phone at her and hit her on the cheek. The actor categorically rejects this.
In January 2017, a court in Los Angeles (California) dissolved their marriage. According to the agreement reached between the now-former spouses, Depp had to pay the actress $7 million after the divorce, which, according to her, she intended to donate to a charity Fund. At the same time, the judge rejected Depp's request to impose a fine of $100 thousand on hearing for allegedly delaying the divorce procedure for a long time.
On the same day that their divorce was finalized, Depp filed a lawsuit against his former managers, accusing them of mismanaging his funds, which allegedly led to the loss of about $25 million to them.
According to British judge Andrew Nicol, who discussed the details of the hearing with the parties ahead of the trial starting on Tuesday in London, the defendants in their materials "accused the applicant of committing numerous acts of physical violence against heard." It is not surprising that on the eve of the hearing, lawyers for the parties did everything possible to ensure that 57-year-old Depp and 34-year-old amber came to court, where they must attend daily, separately, without clashing with each other and provoking a scandal.