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Johnny Depp to appeal to libel ruling – lawyers

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Johnny Depp to appeal to libel ruling – lawyers

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 22, 2015 Actors Johnny Depp (L) and Amber Heard attend the Los Angeles Premiere of "The Danish Girl", in Westwood, California, on November 21, 2015. - Hollywood star Johnny Depp on November 2, 2020 lost his libel lawsuit against British newspaper The Sun for branding him a "wife-beater" in a case that laid bare his chaotic lifestyle. Judge Andrew Nicol dismissed the 57-year-old's claim saying the newspaper group's article had been proven to be "substantially true", adding "the claimant has not succeeded in his action for libel". (Photo by Valerie MACON / AFP)


Laywers call the ruling against Depp 'as perverse as it is bewildering'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp’s lawyers on Monday, November 2 indicated he would appeal against a UK libel ruling that upheld a tabloid newspaper article that branded him a wife-beater.

Law firm Schillings said the judgement was “as perverse as it is bewildering,” arguing a “mountain of counter-evidence” was disregarded that “completely undermined” the claims.

“The judgement is so flawed that it would be ridiculous for Mr. Depp not to appeal this decision,” said Schillings partner Jenny Afia. – Rappler.com

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