Johnny Depp has been involved in a major legal battle against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, and on Friday, March 25, it was reported that he had lost the latest lawsuit filed by the actor.
Depp filed a defamation lawsuit against Heard in response to an article he published in the Washington Post where he detailed that she had suffered physical abuse.
However, the actress used the laws against what is known as “Strategic Demands against Public Participation“, which are made with the purpose of censoring a person so that they do not publish or eliminate public speeches that they have made.
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Depp’s lawyers claim the law could not be used in Heard’s favor as it is not designed to settle private disputes. However, a judge ruled that the actor’s name is never mentioned in the article and that the information contains ideas relevant to the subject in question.
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Therefore, although this does not mean that she has won this new legal dispute, Amber Heard will be able to claim that her column in the Washington Post was an opinion piece, which would be giving her a chance of immunity in court for the things that wrote.
The lawsuit filed in Virginia seeks $50 million in damages in favor of the actor for receiving false accusations and making it difficult for him to obtain roles in the medium, as well as losing others as a result of these defamations.
According to Deadline, the next hearing in this case is scheduled for April 11, in which personalities such as James Franco, Ellen Barkin and Elon Musk will testify in favor of Heard. While Paul Bettany will do it for Depp.