The former A+ list mostly movie actor intentionally missed a legal deadline knowing he could get a lengthy extension in a trail date.
The lawsuit between the actor and his ex will be settled long before there is a trial.
They both are lining up huge projects that would have them filming during anticipated trial dates.
Johnny Depp Trial Delayed As Actor Late Delivering Drugs & Booze Records In $50M Suit With Amber Heard
Johnny Depp has settled two big bucks lawsuits with two sets of former attorneys in the past month, but it may be quite a while before things get resolved in the ex-Pirates of the Caribbean star’s $50 million defamation action against Amber Heard.
Due to the apparent fact that Depp didn’t meet the November 15 deadline to produce all of the October court ordered records related to his drug and alcohol usage, judicial officials in Fairfax County, Virginia have granted a six-month postponement of the start of the jury trial between the once married Rum Diary co-stars. Instead of kicking off the three-week proceedings on February 3, 2020, the whole messy shebang will now commence on August 3 next year.
Citing “good cause shown by both sides,” the regional calendar control judge on the eve of Thanksgiving agreed to the motion from the Aquaman star. It should be noted that Heard’s lawyers only wanted an additional 60 days not the approximately 180 days that they got in what already feels a bit like a never-ending endeavor.
An endeavor that runs the risk of bumping up against the August 15, 2020 starting European tour of the Hollywood Vampires, the supergroup Depp formed a few years ago with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. Those touring commitments that extend to the UK and Italy for next September could see Depp’s lawyers seek a shift in the trial start date themselves if math is any indication. – Source