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Johnny Depp's Legal Team Reacts to Losing Libel Trial, Says Actor Will Likely Appeal Decision

Johnny Depp's Legal Team Reacts to Losing Libel Trial, Says Actor Will Likely Appeal Decision

Johnny Depp was in court this summer while suing a UK newspaper for libel after he was called a “wife beater” and now he has lost the trial.

The Oscar-nominated actor’s legal team is reacting to the loss with a statement and they say it would be “ridiculous” if Johnny doesn’t appeal the decision.

“This decision is as perverse as it is bewildering. Most troubling is the judge’s reliance on the testimony of Amber Heard, and corresponding disregard of the mountain of counter-evidence from police officers, medical practitioners, her own former assistant, other unchallenged witnesses and an array of documentary evidence which completely undermined the allegations, point by point. All of this was overlooked,” said Jenny Afia, representing Johnny‘s legal counsel.

The statement continued, “The judgment is so flawed that it would be ridiculous for Mr. Depp not to appeal this decision. In the meantime, we hope that in contrast to this case, the ongoing libel proceedings in America are equitable, with both parties providing full disclosure rather than one side strategically cherry picking what evidence can and cannot be relied upon.”

Amber Heard‘s U.S. lawyer released a statement saying, “For those of us present for the London High Court trial, this decision and judgment are not a surprise. Very soon, we will be presenting even more voluminous evidence in the U.S. We are committed to obtaining justice for Amber Heard in the U.S. court and defending Ms. Heard’s right to free speech.”

Johnny will soon be in court with Amber for the $50 million defamation lawsuit that he filed against her.

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