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Judge: Andrew Nicol
Court: British Crown County, London England
Plaintiff's Attorney: Not Available
Defendant's Attorney: Sasha Wass
Description: London, England - Actor Johnny Depp, age 57, sued News Group Newspapers, d/b/a The Sun on a libel theory claiming that the article published by the Sun that said that Depp was a "wife beater" was false.
The Sun asserted the only defense available in defamation cases, which is truth, and produced substantial proof of the truth of the published article including more than 14 assaults on Ms. Amber Heard before and during their marriage.
Outcome: The Court found that Depp has, in fact, repeatedly assaulted Amber Heard.