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2 Nov 2020

Johnny Depp loses libel case over The Sun ‘wife beater’ claim

Over three weeks this summer, lurid details of the debauched lifestyle of the Hollywood actor Johnny Depp were revealed in a libel action at London’s High Court.

Mr Depp had gone to court after the Sun newspaper accused him of assaulting his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Today, the Judge said the Sun story was “substantially true”. Mr Depp’s lawyers called the decision “bewildering”.

A warning: This report contains some upsetting details.