The much-awaited ruling on the ‘Wife Beater‘ case would be given on November 2nd by the U.K. Judge Nicol. The verdict would be provided at 10 a.m. as been said by the Judicial Press Office. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the judgment would be handed down remotely.
The result of the ruling would leave a lasting impact on Johnny Depp’s career. So he would know the outcome of his action against the British Newspaper which tagged him as ‘Wife Beater’ in an article written in 2018.
Why Was He Labeled so?
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met during the shooting of the movie ‘The Rum Diary’ in 2011. They then got married in February of 2015. But Amber Heard filed for divorce after 15 months, after facing various scenes of domestics abuse.
This goes back to the time when both Depp and Heard both gave evidence and kept open their private lives during the three week hearing in the London High Court. They made allegations of domestic abuse, drug intake, and extramarital affairs.
Heard accused Depp of domestic abuse. She claimed that he would turn into a jealous alter ego, that is into a monster after taking drugs and alcohol. She even said he had often threatened to kill her. Heard gave a detailed explanation of the 14 occasions of abuse, where the actor allegedly choked, punched, slapped, and kicked her.
What Johnny Depp Had To Say For All The Accusations?
Depp told the London High Court that he was never aggressive with his ex-wife. That she was lying, and instead, she had attacked him on multiple occasions. He even said he had lost the tip of his finger after his ex-wife threw a Vodka bottle at him during a fight.
He also accused Ms Heard of making a ‘haymaker punch’ at him after her 30th birthday, after he had lost 650 million$. So Mr Depp claimed to lock his ex-wife’s arms to protect himself from her attack and that he had never been violent with her.
Johnny Depp’s assistant claimed that Amber heard was the ‘abuser’ in the relationship. Mr Deuters said he was astonished on hearing all the allegations made by Heard regarding the domestic abuse faced by her. He mentioned occasions when he heard Ms Heard speaking in an ‘aggressive manner’.
Would The Tag Affect Depp’s Reputation?
Johnny Depp sued the News Group Newspaper, the publishers of the Sun, and one of its journalist named Dan Wootton. He sued them over an article written in 2018, which mentioned his violent behaviour towards Amber Heard. This tag of ‘Wife Beater’ doubted his casting in the “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them?” movie series.
So, now the entire decision of whether the label affects Johnny Depp’s reputation lies in the hands of Judge Nicol. The decision would reveal if the allegations made by the newspaper were possibly true.
Why Depp Needs To Win The Case?
If Depp loses the case, his refutation would be severely affected and harmed, in an unrepairable way. As a result, it would be difficult for him to get roles and parts in the movies.
In addition to this Depp has also filed a defamation lawsuit worth 50 million $ against Amber Heard. It is filed in the Virginia court over a post she had written in The Washington Post.
If Depp wins the case, his lawyers have asked, that he would be entitled to a substantial award. Cause only this award would compensate for all the damage and harm done to his reputation by the article in the newspaper and by the allegation of his ex-wife.