Johnny Depp’s Drug Texts Put His Libel Case Towards Tabloid in Jeopardy

Johnny Depp’s libel case in opposition to British tabloid newspaper The Solar could also be in jeopardy over undisclosed “drug texts.” Depp is suing the tabloid over an article from 2018 the place they consult with him as a “spouse beater.” The aforementioned texts come from 2015 when Depp was in Australia with then-wife Amber Heard, who alleges that Depp spent three days on medication and alcohol bodily assaulting her whereas there. Johnny Depp continues to disclaim all of Heard’s bodily abuse claims.

Johnny Depp is suing Dan Wootton, the chief editor of The Solar, and the Rupert Murdoch-owned British tabloid’s writer, Information Group Newspapers, over the 2018 article. Information Group Newspapers has requested that the case be completely thrown out of the Excessive Courtroom after Depp reportedly failed at hand over textual content messages which appear to point that he was on the lookout for medication whereas in Australia with Amber Heard. The texts are between Depp and his assistant, Nathan Holmes. Mr. Justice Nicol has since agreed that the messages ought to have been made out there by the actor’s authorized staff. He explains.

“The Australian drug texts had been hostile to the claimant’s pleaded case and/or had been supportive of the defendants’ pleaded case. I agree that the timing is important. The exchanges with Mr. Holmes started shortly earlier than the alleged incidents in Australia.”

As for the so-called “Australian drug texts,” they do appear to point that Johnny Depp was seeking to rating varied medication. “We should always have extra blissful drugs!!!??” Depp says in a single textual content, and in a separate message he asks, “Might I be ecstatic once more???” Depp then later tells Nathan Holmes, “Want extra whitey stuff ASAP brotherman.” These messages definitely don’t look good for Depp and his lawsuit.

Mr. Justice Nicol didn’t throw the case out and is giving Johnny Depp’s authorized staff time to use for “reduction in opposition to sanctions.” The three week court docket case is predicted to start in London subsequent week. For now, the lawsuit remains to be pending, however the “Australian drug texts” to slot in with Amber Heard’s timeline, although Johnny Depp has been very open about his troubles with medication and alcohol over the previous a number of years, so one cannot say that the texts are precisely stunning.

Johnny Depp’s lawyer David Sherborne stated final week that the “Australian drug texts” do not maintain any bearing on the libel go well with in opposition to the Solar. Apparently the printed messages above are solely from an excerpt that the choose made public, so there are reportedly extra so as to add to the pile. The texts are literally from a separate lawsuit from Amber Heard in the US, the place issues are beginning to get ugly once more. Heard alleges that Depp was spending $30,000 on wine to which he replied, “It is insulting to say that I spent $30,000 on wine… as a result of it was much more,” which sounds identical to one thing Depp’s outdated good friend Hunter S. Thompson would say. Deadline was the primary to report on the “Australian drug texts.”

Kevin Burwick at Movieweb

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