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Johnny Depp’s Defamation Trial, Delayed Once More

Defamation trials can be very nerve-wracking and difficult to cope up with. One such ugly trial is going on between Jhonny Depp and Amber Heard. For those who don’t know what a defamation trial is. It is basically accusing someone of making such a statement about you that not true. And it is said with an intention to harm one’s reputation. Defamation forms the basis of a civil lawsuit, which means you can sue the person who made the defamatory statement. And can recover compensation for the damages that it has caused you. Johnny Depp has sued his Ex-wife Amber Heard in a $50 million defamation case for one such statement. The case has still not begun trials and is continuously being postponed.

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John Christopher Depp II is an American actor, producer, and musician. He is one of the most popular actors in Hollywood and has starred in a number of movies. His movies are generally Family Films. The most famous one is the movie series Pirates of The Carrebian. He plays the celebrated role of Jack Sparrow in these movies. His other remarkable movies include  Sleepy Hollow, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Public Enemies, Alice in Wonderland, The Tourist, Rango, Into the Woods, Fantastic Beasts, and Where to Find Them and its 2018 sequel. He has won a number of awards for these films. Which include the Best Actor  Golden Globe Awards. And also, He has been nominated for 10 Golden Globe Awards and 3  Academy Awards for Best Actor.

Depp has also worked as a musician. And has performed in numerous musical groups. These include forming the rock supergroup Hollywood Vampires with the help of Alice Cooper and Joe Perry. He is the tenth highest-grossing actor worldwide. His films have grossed over US$3.7 billion at the United States box-office and over US$10 billion in the world box-office. He has also been listed in the 2012 Guinness World Records as one of the highest-paid actors in the world. He has earnings of US$75 million.

Amber Heard

Amber Laura Heard is an American actress and also engages herself in social activism for causes such as LGBTQ rights and domestic and sexual violence awareness. One of her most celebrated roles is in the movie Aquaman. This was her debut in the DC universe. Also, it was the highest-grossing film in 2018. She played the role of the Atlantean Queen Mera in the movie Justice League.  She started gaining recognition by playing side roles in the films  Never Back Down and the stoner comedy Pineapple Express. Later she acted in independent films like  The Joneses, The Rum Diary, The Danish Girl, and The Adderall Diaries. She has also worked as a Brand Ambassador for the famous women’s makeup and beauty brand Loreal Paris.

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Defamation Trial, Delayed

The Defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber heard is delayed once again. The next date of this trial is said to be in 11th April 2022. So currently, it doesn’t seem that they will be facing each other in the Virginia Court Room anytime soon. But the trial is expected to last for about two weeks once it starts. There are various reasons for this trial delay. Out which it is majorly due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. Initially, when the trial took place in September last year, it was postponed to another date later in January 2021. This was due to Depp shooting for his new film Fantastic Beasts 3. Later it was postponed further to May because of the Virus and the Virginia court having some backlogs due to it. For the very same reason, it was pushed ahead to 2022.

Also, April 11th was the only nearest date available with the court. To start the proceedings of this case. As there were a lot of pending criminal cases in hand. That had occurred in Virginia during the Pandemic. The courts of Virginia have given priority to those and have already put a murder behind bars. Depp’s lawyers are speculating that there may be changes in the court’s schedule, and the trial will be preponed. But this is still an assumption by the lawyers, and there is no certain evidence to it.

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Bhumi Patel is a FY student, a book lover and a learner whose attention is drawn to new and unique words. And somehow she has stumbled upon writing and found her true passion in it. You can reach out to her at BhumiP@otakukart.com

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