Johnny Depp’s high profile libel case against The Sun newspaper that had accused him of domestic violence on former wife Amber Heard wrapped up on Tuesday at a London High Court.
The actor had sued the News Group Newspapers, publisher of The Sun, and the newspaper’s executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that had called him a “wife-beater.” Depp said wanted to sue the newspaper because Heard’s unproved allegations had negatively impacted his career.
David Sherborne, in his closing arguments for Mr. Depp, said that Depp has “never hit a woman in his entire life” and the allegations have been destroying his reputation and is hurting his acting career.
Johnny Depp who has been a part of popular film franchises like “Pirates of the Caribbean” and J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts” married Amber Heard back in February 2015. However, Heard filed for divorce the next year and even obtained a temporary restraining order against him. She accused of domestic violence in order to get the restraining order.
Andrew Nicole, the judge presiding over the case, has retired to consider his verdict, which will be expected in a few weeks.