Judge Denies Amber Herd’s Request to Dismiss Johnny Depp's Defamation During Lawsuit Mid-Trial

Judge Denies Amber Herd’s Request to Dismiss Johnny Depp’s Defamation During Lawsuit Mid-Trial

The ongoing defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp is witnessing several ups and downs, twists and turns since the beginning, and the latest plea includes the dismissal of Jonny Depp’s defamation lawsuit which is already commenced during the last month and is denied by the judge.   

The judge presiding over Depp’s and Herd’s case of a $50 million defamation lawsuit, has now rejected Herd’s motion to toss out the case. Judge Penny Azcarate said that Depp’s lawyers have presented sufficient evidence to keep the case ongoing.

In the ongoing trial, Depp has claimed that Herd has cost him millions of dollars and his career, particularly losing the sixth Pirates of the Caribbean film after she published an op-ed revealing herself as a domestic violence survivor without naming him. 

The trial of the case that began on the 11th of April, in Fairfax, Virginia is already seeing the actor take the stand. During the ongoing trial, Depp’s lawyers have already presented their witnesses that including his sister, a nurse, and also a forensic accountant.  

Apart from all this both,  sides presented the oral arguments motion on Tuesday, without the jury present. Amber’s plea has been denied by the judge and apart from all this, the jury is tasked to reach a verdict after all the pieces of evidence and arguments are presented in the court.

Netizens are reacting strongly to the ongoing case

Amid the ongoing trail, there are also reports about Amber’s firing of her PR team over the “bad headlines.” After firing her PR team the actress reportedly hired a new crisis management firm, as she is about to take the stand in the ongoing trial. On the other hand, the netizens are reacting strongly to the ongoing case, and a petition that is urging to remove the actress from Aquaman recently, and the petition has passed over 3 million signatures. 

The Pirates of Caribbean star has sued his former wife, over a 2018 Washington Post op ed headlined, “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” Heard wrote that “two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic abuse, and I felt the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out.”   

Rupa Das is an aspiring and passionate journalist, who has a strong interest in content writing, and mass communication. She is a movie buff and a social media addict, who loves to share her thoughts and her ideas through her writing.