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Johnny Depp Will Likely Lose His $50M Defamation Case

The legalities won’t protect him from the reality of the case.

Sean Kernan
5 min readApr 29, 2022


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The trial hasn’t gone well for Amber thus far.

Candidly, it’s been the mother of all PR nightmares. Yet if you assume it’s game over for Amber’s case, you are woefully wrong.

The evidence against Amber

Eight days ago, a recording was played in court of Amber Heard saying, “I’m not punching you, I’m hitting you.” She then loses her temper and shouts (at Depp), “Calm down. You are such a f##king baby!”

Bodyguards and drivers have come forward saying they saw Heard hitting Depp and throwing things at him.

Her character is also being called into question on numerous fronts.

For example, in the wake of her divorce from Johnny, she pledged she would donate $7 million to charity, including $3.5 million to the ACLU. Yesterday, an ACLU representative testified that only $1.3 million was donated, and $500,000 of it came from a charity with Elon Musk’s name on it.

Notably, Depp accused Heard of cheating on him with Musk and dating him while they were supposed to be working on their relationship.



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