LONDON (AP) — Legal professionals for Johnny Depp moved to overturn a British courtroom ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife, Amber Heard, by arguing Thursday that Heard didn’t donate all of her $7 million divorce settlement to charity as she claimed.
The Hollywood star is searching for permission to attraction the November verdict in his libel lawsuit in opposition to The Solar newspaper for labeling him a “spouse beater” in an April 2018 article. Depp misplaced the case following a three-week trial in July.
Excessive Courtroom Justice Andrew Nicol dominated that legal professionals for Solar writer Information Group Newspapers proved throughout the trial that the allegations in opposition to Depp, made in a April 2018 article, had been “considerably true.”
The decide dominated that Depp, 57, assaulted Heard on a dozen events and put her in concern for her life 3 times.
On Thursday, Depp’s legal professionals argued for an attraction based mostly on what they stated was contemporary proof that Heard didn’t donate the whole quantity of her $7-million divorce settlement to 2 charities.
Lawyer Andrew Caldecott stated the donation claims gave Heard a “appreciable enhance to her credibility as an individual” and that they’d “tipped the scales in opposition to Mr. Depp from the very starting.”
“It’s a false plus to her and a false minus to him,” he informed the decide.