LONDON (AFP) – Hollywood star Johnny Depp has utilized to the Courtroom of Attraction in London to attempt to overturn a ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard, court docket paperwork confirmed on Wednesday (Dec 9).
The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor lost a high-profile libel claim against the publishers of The Sun newspaper over a 2018 article that branded him a “spouse beater”.
The 57-year-old actor was final month ordered to pay Information Group Newspapers £628,000 (S$1.1 million) in authorized prices from the Excessive Courtroom battle earlier this yr.
Decide Andrew Nicol, who heard the case, refused him grounds to enchantment however mentioned he might apply on to the Courtroom of Attraction to overturn his judgment, and had till Dec 7 to take action.
Depp’s software is listed on a publicly accessible web site of pending enchantment circumstances. The precise grounds for enchantment or when a call shall be made weren’t given.
The actor took motion towards NGN and the creator of The Solar article for claiming he repeatedly assaulted the 34-year-old actress and mannequin throughout their turbulent relationship.
He strenuously denied the allegations however decide Nicol dominated that 12 of the 14 claims of home violence relied upon by the tabloid did happen and he put Heard “in worry for her life”.
The case laid naked Depp’s chaotic life-style and battles with alcohol and drug dependancy intimately.
After the ruling in November, he mentioned he had been asked to step down from his role in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise based mostly on the ebook by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling.
His lawyer referred to as the Excessive Courtroom ruling “as perverse as it’s bewildering” and that it will be “ridiculous” for him to not attempt to overturn it.
Depp can be suing Heard in america over a 2018 Washington Put up article by which she claimed to be a sufferer of home violence.