Johnny Depp fans back actor after he loses libel case against Sun over claims he beat Amber Heard: 'Not justice'

Many social media users were outraged by Johnny Depp losing the libel case against the tabloid over allegations he was violent to his ex wife


                            Johnny Depp fans back actor after he loses libel case against Sun over claims he beat Amber Heard: 'Not justice'
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Johnny Depp has officially lost his libel claims against the publishers of The Sun over an article that branded him as a 'wife-beater'. According to Judge Justice Nicol, the tabloid had been justified in reporting that Depp had been violent towards his former wife Amber Heard on at least one occasion during their relationship. The piece was titled 'Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be 'genuinely happy' casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the new Fantastic Beasts film?' and was published in 2018. In the ruling, the judge said that while Depp "proved the necessary elements of his cause of action in libel", News Group Newspapers showed what they had published "in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true." Post the ruling, a spokesperson for The Sun revealed, "The Sun has stood up and campaigned for the victims of domestic abuse for over 20 years. Domestic abuse victims must never be silenced and we thank the judge for his careful consideration and thank Amber Heard for her courage in giving evidence to the court."

Johnny Depp arrives for the "Minamata" premiere during the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Friedrichstadt-Palast on February 21, 2020 in Berlin, Germany (Getty Images) 

Depp has always maintained that he was never violent towards Heard in any way. Social media users have rallied behind Depp as the news of him losing the libel case spread and expressed their support for the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star. 

One such user wrote, "Johnny Depp losing his libel case against Amber Heard really goes to show how low the justice department has fallen, All this evidence of Amber Heard being a vile witch, and he still loses? Bullshit." Another added, "a reminder that no matter what people say. there's actual proof that johnny depp was the a victim of emotional and physical abuse and yet he's still losing this to the actual abuser reminder that that's why half of the men who are victims of abuse never talk. this is not justice."

"Johnny depp losing this case is an absolute disgrace. A real victim of domestic abuse but the rat Amber heard gets away free. What kind of message does that put out there, that men that suffer abuse don’t get taken seriously? Absolute joke," commented another disturbed user. 



 

 



 

 



 

"Johnny Depp losing his libel case against The Scum just shows how unfair male abuse victims are treated and just how far we have to go to get them justice. Amber Heard is still an abusive cunt and the world has seen that. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #IStandWithJohnnyDepp," shared another outraged user. 

Another disappointed user chimed in, "#JusticeForJohnnyDepp Johnny Depp losing his libel case has absolutely floored me. It makes no sense. Johnny doesn't deserve this. Now The Scum and Amber Heard will be on top of the world. I give up. This world is sick and I'm so tired of it."



 

 



 

We had earlier reported that both the former spouses were called on the stand to give evidence against each other before Judge Andrew Nicol during a three-week hearing at London's High Court. The July case revealed shocking details about Depp and Heard's stormy private lives as the court heard allegations of severe domestic abuse, drug abuse, and extramarital affairs.

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