Johnny Depp (57) will still have to be patient. The actor had accused his ex-wife Amber Heard (34) of defamation and filed a lawsuit after she claimed in an article for the ‘Washington Post’ that she was a victim of domestic violence.
Even though Johnny’s name did not appear in the article, some readers were sure that only the actor could be meant as the perpetrator. This prompted the British daily newspaper ‘Sun’ to call Johnny Depp a woman thug. Johnny sued against the publication, but failed, because in the process the ‘Sun’ was proved right. Meanwhile, the case against Amber Heard for delanding is still pending. It should have taken place long ago, but was postponed several times because of Johnny’s professional obligations. Now ‘Deadline’ reports that the trial is not scheduled to begin until April 2022 in Virginia.
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The recent postponement, however, is not due to Johnny’s schedule, but to the coronavirus: The competent court has accumulated such a mountain of old cases, which now have to be processed, that Johnny’s lawsuit against Amber Heard must wait. Priorities have others. Should the actor win the case, he could receive the $50 million from his ex, which he is demanding as compensation. Due to the accusations of Amber and the ‘Sun’, Johnny Depp has already lost a role in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ reboot and in the third part of ‘Fantastic Beasts’.