Johnny Depp libel trial could be thrown out of court, after he was accused of “breathtaking arrogance” by a breach of an order of the court to release text about “happy pills” and ” whitey things.”
The Pirates of the Caribbean, star, 57 years old, had been said to disclose the messages, which apparently show him trying to get drugs, but his lawyers do not have the hand on them.
Today is a judge of the High Court, Mr Justice Nichol ruled that it had breached the “unless” order requiring him to show documents of the proceedings in defamation against his ex-wife Amber Heard, 34.
The actor Johnny Depp, 57, to the High Court during a previous hearing, surrounded by security
Mr Justice Nichol said: “The Australian drug laws have been unfavourable to the applicant’s pleaded case and/or were in favour of the defendant pleads the case.’
Depp is currently suing The Sun, its publisher, News Group Newspapers and its editor-in-chief Dan Wootton on a April 2018 article that refers to him as a ‘wife beater’.
He relayed the claims against him by the Amber that he was violent with her during their marriage – something he denies vigorously.
Thursday, Adam Wolanski, QC, acting for NGN, told the judge must reject the request.
It has been said that “pills of happiness”, and “whitey stuff” showed Mr. Depp has been trying to get MDMA and cocaine, which he argued was ” deeply damaging to his case “.
Silk said: ‘He has shown the contempt of our courts and your lordship.’
Amber Heard, Depp’s ex-wife, is a part of the case against The Sun newspaper after it published a headline saying he was a “woman-beater’
Mr Wolanski said the absence of any “contrition” to Mr Depp, or an apology for the violation of the order of the court, shows “breathtaking arrogance’.
Depp’s lawyer, David Sherborne, said that the messages were not relevant because they do not relate to allegations of domestic violence, and said the case should not be dismissed.
He said: “The problem in this case is whether the defendant proves that the plaintiff has committed serious domestic violence and to put an Ms Course in fear.
“This is not to know if Mr. Depp’s request for the medication. “
The libel claim against NGN and Mr Wootton stems from the publication of an article in The Sun in April 2018, under the title: “Went to Pot – How can JK Rowling be” really happy “, casting woman, the drummer of Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic beasts film?’
Mr Wolanski said he submitted Ms Heard of a “three-day hostage-taking” in Australia while he was to take MDMA, also known as ecstasy, and drinking a lot.
Depp, 57, in one of his most famous roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean series of films
The lawyer said Ms. Heard is alleged to have been a victim of assault after she put Mr. Depp to take a number of pills and wash them down with red wine.
Mr. Depp ‘expressly disclaims that” he has taken the drug, that Ms. Heard found a bag of pills, or that the pair had all the conversations about the use of drugs during this time, and the claims that Ms Heard has gone “a long and extreme rage” after a discussion of a post-nuptial agreement.
The pair met on the set of 2011, the comedy, The Rum Diary, and has been married to Los Angeles in February 2015.
In May 2016, Ms Heard obtained a restraining order against Mr Depp after accusing him of abuse, he denied it.
The couple settled their divorce on the court in 2017, with Mrs. Heard, the gift of seven million dollars (£5.5 million) settlement to charity.
Three weeks of trial in the Royal courts of Justice in London, which was scheduled to start in March, but was delayed because of the Covid-19 in the event of a pandemic is listed to start on July 7, with Mr. Depp’s former partner Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder among the witnesses expected to give evidence.
The court heard Mr. Depp intends to travel from his home in France to London to give evidence, then that Ms Heard is supposed to have already travelled to the UK from California.