The continued authorized battles between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will seemingly proceed occurring. Whereas Heard’s facet has repeatedly tried to get Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit thrown out of a Virginia courtroom, a choose has shut down one more try at dismissing the case. Whereas Heard’s facet hoped that the problems at hand had already been handled in one other courtroom, the choose didn’t agree.
The latest try by Amber Heard’s authorized workforce to get Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit thrown out was achieved by making a request that the Virginia Supreme Courtroom make a ruling on whether or not or not the outcomes of the decision within the U.Ok. libel case that Depp introduced in the end proved that his defamation claims had been with out benefit.
Johnny Depp sued U.Ok. newspaper The Solar for referring to him in a narrative as a “wife-beater.” That choose founds the paper’s claims to be considerably true, based mostly largely on Amber Heard’s personal testimony. Depp’s defamation case stems from a Washington Publish op-ed by which Heard claimed to be a survivor of home abuse.
Whereas the problems at hand are largely the identical, coping with the query of whether or not or not Johnny Depp was abusive, they encompass two fully totally different units of statements, and CourtHouse Information Service stories that is why Choose Penney Azcarate rejected the request. The case won’t transfer as much as the Supreme Courtroom of Virginia and might be heard. As an alternative, the case is presently scheduled to go earlier than the courtroom in Might 2022.
At the least in concept, if each instances had been dealing straight with Amber Heard’s Washington Publish op-ed, there can be grounds to see the case thrown out, however as a result of that’s not the case any allegedly defamatory points of the publication should be handled individually. That doesn’t imply that the U.Ok. trial received’t be an element within the defamation case. One can assume Heard’s authorized workforce will use that verdict as a lot as they legally can to point out Depp was abusive.
The ruling was maybe not that a lot of a shock, as the identical choose made the same ruling again in August. At the moment the choose herself was requested to dismiss the case. This new ruling was an try and make the same argument to the next courtroom, however that’s now been rejected.
This marks the fourth time that Amber Heard has tried to get the defamation lawsuit thrown out, however except a brand new argument may be discovered as to why that ought to occur, it could be the final.
Amber Heard has additionally filed a countersuit towards Johnny Depp for defamation, so the 2 might be going face to face in a courtroom subsequent spring, assuming there are usually not additional delays.