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Actor Johnny Depp loses Amber Heard assault defamation case against British newspaper – Sydney Morning Herald

In a highly anticipated ruling on Monday morning, High Court judge Andrew Nicol found The Sun’s allegation was ‘substantially true’.

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“The claimant has not succeeded in his action for libel,” Judge Nichol said.
“Although he has proved the necessary elements of his cause of action in libel, the defendants have shown that what they published in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true.”
Both Depp, 57, and Heard, 34, gave evidence before Judge Andrew Nicol during a three-week hearing at London’s High Court, laying bare their tempestuous private lives and making allegations of serious domestic abuse,…

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