Source: Crazy Days and Nights
Apparently the A- list mostly movie actress is going to release a video she thinks will make all the difference in the world in her case against the A list actor.
The question will be, is the video real or doctored?
Johnny Depp’s libel case over claims he beat up Amber Heard could be thrown out after actor’s lawyers breached court order by not disclosing ‘happy pills’ and ‘whitey stuff’ texts that ‘showed him trying to get drugs’
Johnny Depp’s libel trial could be thrown out of court after he was accused of ‘breathtaking arrogance’ by breaching a court order to release texts about ‘happy pills’ and ‘whitey stuff’.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 57, had been told to disclose the messages which apparently show him trying to obtain drugs, but his lawyers did not hand them over.
Today High Court judge Mr Justice Nichol ruled he breached the ‘unless order’ requiring him to show the documents from separate libel proceedings against his ex-wife Amber Heard, 34.
Mr Justice Nichol said: ‘The Australian drug texts were adverse to the claimant’s pleaded case and/or were supportive of the defendants’ pleaded case.’
Depp is currently suing The Sun, its publisher News Group Newspapers and its executive editor Dan Wootton over an April 2018 article which referred to him as a ‘wife beater’.
It relayed claims against him by Amber that he was violent towards her during their marriage – something he strenuously denies.
On Thursday Adam Wolanski QC, who is acting for NGN, said the judge should strike out the claim.
He said the ‘happy pills’ and ‘whitey stuff’ showed Mr Depp was trying to obtain MDMA and cocaine, which he argued was ‘profoundly damaging to his case’.
The silk said: ‘He has demonstrated contempt for our courts and for your lordship.’
Mr Wolanski said the absence of any ‘contrition’ from Mr Depp, or an apology for the breach of the court order, shows a ‘breathtaking arrogance’.
Depp’s barrister, David Sherborne, said the messages were not relevant as they did not relate to the allegations of domestic violence and said the case should not be struck out.
He said: ‘The issue in this case is whether the defendants can prove that the claimant committed serious domestic violence and put Ms Heard in fear.
‘It is not about whether Mr Depp asks for drugs.’
The libel claim against NGN and Mr Wootton arises out of publication of an article in The Sun in April 2018, under the headline: ‘Gone Potty – How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely happy’ casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?’
Mr Wolanski said Depp subjected Ms Heard to a ‘three-day hostage-taking situation’ in Australia while he was taking MDMA, also known as ecstasy, and drinking heavily. – Source