Johnny Depp’s career is over. At least, that’s what experts are saying.
In a 129-page ruling last week, Judge Andrew Nicol of the High Court in London dismissed the former “Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s libel claim against the UK newspaper The Sun over a 2018 article that referred to Depp as a “wife beater” over the domestic-abuse allegations leveled by his ex-wife Amber Heard. The judge found that the article was “substantially true.”
During the high-profile trial — a 16-day blockbuster — Depp and Heard’s turbulent 15-month marriage was picked apart with excruciating detail, and the excesses of Depp’s toxic, drug-fueled lifestyle were laid bare.