EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Depp surprisingly appears at the High Court in London while denouncing The Sun about a column that calls him a ‘wife-beater’
- Depp sues the newspaper for defamation about a column written by executive editor Dan Wootton
- Columnist Wootton’s play from April 2018 asked author JK Rowling’s decision to cast the ‘wife beater’ actor in her film ‘Fantastic Beasts’
- Depp, 56, strongly denies the allegations that he ever defeated Heard, 33, during their turbulent 18-month marriage
- The former couple, who met on the screen when they were playing in The Rum Diaries, will record it in the High Court confrontation in central London in March
Johnny Depp made a surprising appearance today at the Supreme Court of London as he sues The Sun newspaper for claims that he has beaten up his ex-wife Amber Heard.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star will compete against Heard while trying to prove that he did not hit her during their stormy 18-month marriage.
Depp sues The Sun and his executive editor Dan Wootton for libel over an article he wrote in which he called the Hollywood star a “woman beater.”
Johhny Depp, 56, dressed in a blue suit and sunglasses, arrived today at the London Supreme Court where he sues The Sun newspaper for a column written by Dan Wootton in April 2018
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, seen by his legal team, denies the claim of his ex-wife Amber Heard that he was violent against her during their turbulent 18-month marriage
In an article that author JK Rowling slams for casting Depp in her movie “Fantastic Beasts,” Wootton described Amber’s claims that he physically and verbally abused her during their brief, uneasy engagement.
Depp, 55, dressed in a blue suit and sunglasses, has strongly denied the claims and is about to face his former wife in central London in March.
At a hearing today, the star’s lawyers said he denied allegations of violence against Mrs. Heard “100 percent” – and he is determined to clear his name by providing evidence in court.
Aquaman actress Heard, 33, also flies from the US to give her side of the story.
Heard has claimed that Depp was a “monster” who repeatedly struck her during a series of drug attacks before and during their marriage.
The American actress claimed that Depp, 55 made her fear for his life after he smothered her and tore pieces of hair into more than a dozen violent quarrels.
Mrs. Heard, 33, seen with the star, has repeatedly claimed that he struck her during their union. The sun’s column struck JK Rowling’s decision to cast Depp in her new film
Depp hit back and insisted that he was the victim of domestic violence and that he was regularly attacked by Heard.
She filed for divorce in May 2016 and claimed that the violence started in 2013, even before the couple got married.
David Sherborne, QC, who represents Depp, said to the court: “The Sun article contains serious and criminal charges against Mr. Depp; that he hit his wife and inflicted her considerable injuries.
“Mr. Depp has the right to make himself public. This is an essential function of the defamation procedure when it takes place. “
The Supreme Court was told that Depp is producing 17 witnesses to prove that he is innocent, including testimony from two police officers in Los Angeles.
New video and audio evidence is also being submitted to refute claims that he defeated Heard.
It was also revealed that the actress is making new allegations of violence and that some of her friends will travel to London to testify on behalf of her.
Sherborne said: “New, terrible allegations are made by Mrs. Heard, who completely denies Mr. Depp.
“One side lies and the other side doesn’t. We say it’s Mrs. Heard. “