Johnny Depp and Amber Hurd leave a London court as a three-week libel against the actor Sun
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Johnny Depp’s libel case in Britain ended on Tuesday after three weeks of explosives. The trial focused on the actor’s five-year relationship with Amber Hurd, making his claims of domestic violence headlines. Depp, who sued SunThe article that she is called a “wife-eater” has denied Suna’s accusations and went to London to clear her name.
Depp, 57, and Hurd, 34, were both in court on Tuesday, as they were each day of the trial. In presenting his closing, Depp’s counsel told the High Court that Herd was a “compulsive liar” and an “unreliable witness”, as the defense relied on allegations of abuse. Pirates of the Caribbean Star News Group owns Newspapers (NGN) Sun, And tabloid executive editor, Dan Wootton, noted the “overwhelming evidence” in a 2018 article in which he attacked the actress.
“From the big points to the small points, Ms. Hurd has proven herself to be a completely unreliable witness, and, frankly, a superfluous liar, and I don’t say that lightly,” Depp’s attorney, David Sherborne Told the court. . According to Guardian, Depp’s attorney once again claimed that Hurd was aggressive, exposing a recording of the former spouse in which he mentions killing the actor. (She has denied Depp’s claims of abuse.)
“At its core, we say that it shows that she is an addict, not Mr. Depp. She is not a wife,” Sherborne told the judge. “If it was a man who said that Ms. Hurd had What was said and what he accepted, if he was admitted for example to Mr. Depp, and it was the other way, can you imagine what hitch there would be? “
Sharborne called Hurd “a complex man with a complex history”, noting that he received a restraining order in front of the media’s “barrage” to become an advocate for victims of domestic violence against Depp in 2016. “She has picked up her theme and goes along with it. New allegations of domestic violence have added to the case over the years. It is difficult to maintain. “
Depp’s lawyer argued Sun The actor “tried, pleaded guilty and sentenced” on Herd’s claims. Depp has sued his name, “for being subject to this painful, public process”.
“Mr. Depp, this private man explained why, as he pointed out, uncover all the intimate details of his personal life,” Sherborne continued. Depp’s addiction issues with drugs and alcohol were a focus throughout the trial as Hurd claimed he was often abused when he was drunk. However, Sherborne said Depp never killed a woman in his entire life, period, full stop, Nada.
“There is no doubt that Mr. Depp regularly and systematically abuses his wife,” NGN’s attorney, Sasha Voss, said in her closing on Monday.
Herd made 14 allegations of abuse from 2013 to 2016 and was the prime witness.
“He’s a character that he’s a beater beater, completely true,” he declares, calling the actor “a hopeless addict who repeatedly loses his self-control and overcomes his temper Has the ability to. “
Voss said, “A deep misunderstanding … is at the root of Mr. Depp’s anger.”
Herd spoke on the steps of the Royal Court of Justice in London on Tuesday as the conclusion of the hearing.
“After receiving a restraining order in 2016 and finalizing my divorce, I just wanted to get on with my life. I did not file this lawsuit and despite its importance, I preferred not to be here in court, ”said Hurd. “It has been incredibly painful to get rid of the breakdown of my relationship, questioned my intentions and my truth, and the most painful and intimate details of my life with Johnny have been shared in court and around the world Has been aired. “
Hurd said she gives her testimony in court: “I now believe in British justice.”
“Although I did not bring this lawsuit, I am aware of the precious resources consumed by their litigation and would be happy to see those resources redirected to more important legal cases delayed by the COVID-19 epidemic. I dedicate, the link to the defense legal team Appreciate the hard work and support, as well as my UK and US lawyers. (Depp is also suing for defamation claims in the US)
“I want to give my thanks to the very hardworking and kind court staff and police, who have been so sensitive in ensuring my safety and security, that I can testify in safety,” Suna continued, and finally, my heartfelt thanks For a tremendous stroke of support and the many messages I received from around the world. You have given me so much strength and I send it back to you. “
A ruling in the UK is not expected for several weeks.
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