Johnny Depp's legal team on libel case verdict: This decision is as perverse; The judgment is so flawed

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Johnny Depp's legal team on libel case verdict: This decision is as perverse; The judgment is so flawed
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On Monday, November 2, Johnny Depp lost the libel case against British tabloid The Sun. The international actor had sued the publication for deeming him a "wife beater" to ex-wife Amber Heard. Following the verdict given by Judge Andrew Nicol, the Pirates of the Caribbean star's legal team has issued a statement sharing their thoughts. As reported by Page Six, Jenny Afia of Schillings, the law firm representing the actor, deemed the verdict "perverse," "bewildering" and "flawed". The lawyers of the actor have also vowed to appeal. 

"The judgment is so flawed that it would be ridiculous for Mr. Depp not to appeal this decision," Afia said. Depp's legal team insisted that the verdict revealed that the judge was one-sided. The statement added that the "most troubling" part of the ruling was the Judge's "reliance" on ex-wife Heard and "corresponding disregard of the mountain of counter-evidence from police officers, medical practitioners, her own former assistant, other unchallenged witnesses and an array of documentary evidence which completely undermined the allegations, point by point." They added it was all overlooked. 

Meanwhile, the Aquaman star's attorney Elaine Charlson Bredehoft called the judgment as "not a surprise”. Depp has another lawsuit in Virginia over Heard's Washington Post op-ed where the actress shared her experience as a victim of domestic violence. "We hope that in contrast to this case," Depp's lawyer said. Meanwhile, Heard's legal team said that they will be presenting an "even more voluminous evidence in the US." 

Stay tuned to Pinkvilla for more updates. 

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Comments
Anonymous : It’s sad how he fell for her money-grubbing. She saw him as a way to increase her career- that is all. She planned to do him this way. Her parents taped phone calls proved she was only into him for the money. He should have not been so easily led by a trollop & focused on his beautiful family.
REPLY 1 8 months ago
Anonymous : I don't even know how the Judge came to this conclusion
REPLY 1 8 months ago
Anonymous : I am staggered. I had no view either way but once I’d heard the evidence I was convinced that Heard has been abusing Depp and the was a serial layer. I can only assume political influence has been brought to bear in this judge. He can’t be this incompetent
REPLY 4 8 months ago
Anonymous : Even though I am a woman, I support Johnny Depp because all the evidence pointed towards the fact that Amber was abusing him. The judge must be a simp.
REPLY 4 8 months ago
Anonymous : Incredible unjust, Depp is the victim. Read the transcripts watch the videos.
REPLY 4 8 months ago
Anonymous : The judge must be a mad person...Or a simp
REPLY 4 8 months ago
Anonymous : I am absolutely shocked after reading and listening to yes the mountain of evidence and the fact that Heard was literally perjuring herself on the stand left and right. Hopefully he knows that everyone who’s seen all the evidence still supports him and thinks that the decision is totally ludicrous and is wondering what happened to the judge. It’s literally like she was paid off.
REPLY 8 8 months ago