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:
They read her admission out loud in a courtroom and they still let her get away with it.— Sienna (@winonasrider) March 25, 2021
That's why survivors are scared to speak up. Because abusers threatens them and the system enables them.
Thank you Johnny Depp for speaking up. Stay strong. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp
The UK courts once again show us they are nothing, if not consistently archaic & corrupt in their decision making.— Brian McPherson (@ThatBrianFella) March 25, 2021
On to Virginia. Where Amber Heard will not be able to hide evidence & silence witnesses. Hopefully the US courts will not fail Johnny Depp.#JusticeForJohnnyDepp
Today the UK justice system held up a dangerous precedent that an audio confession of multiple physical assaults will be disregarded if the abuser says she was being sarcastic under oath. This is dangerous for all victims of DV. Pay attention. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp— G ✨ (@mderndarkwizard) March 25, 2021
If someone comes at me with "Johnny Depp is so privileged and powerful" one more time I swear imma lose my shit. The man cannot even get PERMISSION to appeal. That's not what power looks like. #JusticeForJohnnyDepp #AmberHeardIsAnAbuser— Kirsten de Wolf (@k_dewolfwrites) March 25, 2021
Today my heart goes out to Johnny Depp and all other male victims of domestic violence who don't succeed in court because of prevailing gender stereotypes which are harmful to all of us #JusticeForJohnnyDepp— G ✨ (@mderndarkwizard) March 25, 2021
“Liars are more likely to tell stories that are illogical, implausible, internally inconsistent and contain fewer details than persons telling the truth”. (SS Sri Lanka [Court of Appeal], 2011)#JusticeForJohnnyDepp— The Torque Armada (@t0rqu3_tu) March 24, 2021
It doesn’t end here,We now focus our attention on Virginia,
We will fight on,
Fuck the British injustice system,
And on FULL disclosure.#JusticeForJohnnyDepp— Arwen sparrow (@An_elf_pirate) March 25, 2021
Johnny Depp deserves justice— tweet like loki (fan account) (@unsaidbyloki) March 25, 2021
!!! #JusticeForJohnnyDepp !!!
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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