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Hollywood star Johnny Depp loses 'wife-beater' libel case: Report

Depp had told the court he was never violent towards his ex-wife, saying her claims were a hoax

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Hollywood star Johnny Depp on Monday lost his libel battle with a British tabloid which labelled him a "wife beater" after a High Court judge ruled that the paper's allegations were "substantially true". Depp, 57, famed for his role in films such as "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Edward Scissorhands", had sued News Group Newspapers, publishers of the Sun, and one of its journalists, Dan Wootton, over a 2018 article which stated he had been violent towards his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, 34. The newspaper also questioned his casting in the ...

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First Published: Tue, November 03 2020. 02:13 IST
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