#JusticeForJohnnyDepp Trends as Actor Loses Appeal in "Wife Beater" Libel Case

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By Bri Constantino | More Articles Socially awkward straightedge fraud.
March 25, 2021  02:09 PM

It seems like Johnny Depp's personal life continues to hit rock bottom. In a new development in his libel case against UK tabloid The Sun, the Pirates of the Caribbean star was denied permission to appeal against a High Court that ruled he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard. For the uninitiated, the said newspaper published a 2018 article calling Depp a "wife-beater". This proved to be a major turning point in the actor’s ongoing legal battle with the Aquaman actress.

According to a report from BBC News, a judge denied Depp’s application, claiming his appeal had "no real prospect of success". During last week's hearing (via The Guardian), Depp’s advocate, Andrew Caldecott QC, said the claim against the actor was a “calculated and manipulative lie” which gave Heard “a considerable boost to her credibility as a person”, and “tipped the scales against Mr. Depp from the very beginning”.

Naturally, the latest ruling sparked outrage all over social media as Depp's supporters call for justice after the justice system "failed" the actor yet again. The hashtag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp immediately became a hot trending topic on the microblogging site and it's safe to say that fans aren't pleased with the new development. Check out some of the reactions below:

The Hollywood icon continues to be on the receiving end of an onslaught of controversy and as of now, things aren't looking great for the man's personal and professional career. I'm pretty sure this entire ordeal has been extremely exhausting not only for Johnny but for all the people involved and while we still don't know when this will end, hopefully, the truth prevails.

Meanwhile, Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean sequel will now be headlined by Margot Robbie.

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