Legal experts liken Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against Amber Heard to a tough battle where the actor lies at the bottom door.
The trial between Johnny Depp and Amber taking place in Fairfax County, Virginia, USA, is expected to last about six weeks, is a lengthy legal battle between the two actors to end the noisy marriage.
The actor sued his ex-wife for defaming him through the article The Washington Post Posted in 2018. In which, Heard admitted that he had been abused for many years. Although Depp’s name is not mentioned directly, many assume that she refers to him. The noise between the two also made the star’s acting career Pirates Of The Caribbean slide from that.
Daniel Gutenplan – a legal expert in the Hollywood entertainment industry told People: “At the trial between the stars, I think Johnny Depp was in the bottom door. Defamation is a very difficult crime to prove. So despite the arguments of the plaintiff, if the accused can prove it. They say yes, they will win.”
Gutenplan explained that Heard never mentioned Depp directly in the articles. She also did not detail the abusive actions of her ex-husband. “Every point in the article is very general. The crime of defamation should be based on facts, not on opinions. That is also the point that causes many lawsuits to get in trouble.”
This expert said that Depp is having “glorious” days in court, when he is continuously supported by the public through shocking testimonies. However, these stories will become meaningless if the actor cannot prove them to be true. “Both sides have their own arguments, which are difficult to prove. Let us also not forget that Mr. Depp is the plaintiff and is obliged to present more convincing evidence,” Gutenplan added.
Daniel Gutenplan also predicts the trial will likely take longer than expected. It could take months instead of six weeks for the two sides to reach a final agreement.
After years of delay, in April, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finally went to court to argue. The actor sued his ex-wife for $50 million for defamation. Amber Heard later sued him for $100 million for the same crime.
Through the first days, Amber Heard’s side first accused Depp of crimes sexual assault. Many witnesses who worked with two people such as doctors, nurses, neighbors, and security officers who supported Depp, said they had never seen the actress show any signs of illness. abused. However, they confirmed that the star couple was in conflict and often quarreled when they were in love.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been dating since filming together The Rum Diary (2011), got married in February 2015. Fifteen months after their wedding, Heard filed a lawsuit in court asking for the right to ban Johnny from approaching and accusing him of verbally and violently abusing her. Depp countered that he was the one being abused by his wife. The two sides argued, badmouthing each other for months before it was completed divorce 2016.
Phuong Mai (according to People)
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