Johnny Depp has been denied the chance to appeal a judgment made in the U.K. in a defamation trial claiming he was a "wife beater".
The term was used by The Sun newspaper in an article written about Depp, and a High Court Justice, Andrew Nicol, ruled against him in November, saying that the allegations of abuse were "substantially true." Depp's ex-wife, Amber Heard has claimed that he was abusive and even made her fear for her life on several occasions. She even wrote an op-ed piece about it in the Washington Post, which Depp is suing her $50 million over.
"The evidence presented at last week's hearing (the appeal of Mr. Depp vs. News Group Newspapers LTD) further demonstrates that there are clear and objective reasons to seriously question the decision reached in the U.K. court. Mr. Depp looks forward to presenting the complete, irrefutable evidence of the truth in the U.S. libel case against Ms. Heard where she will have to provide full disclosure," said Joelle Rich of Schillings Partners the chance to appeal was denied.