Amber Heard,34 is bracing herself for a fresh braule this week. A second bruising court battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp is likely to take place. Even if the Pirates of the Caribbean star loses his high-profile libel case against The Sun Newspaper, he is ready for this round. He has posed a $50 million defamation case against her.
As the actress flew home yesterday, from a holiday in Turkey ahead of a verdict – expected as early as this week – in the dramatic High Court fight between Depp and The Sun, her legal team are preparing for a potential fresh clash in the American courts.
The Mail on Sunday understands that Ms Heard’s lawyers expect Depp, 57, to serve papers in America. It could result in her once more giving evidence in court about their marriage and contested allegations. She claimed to have allegedly suffered three years of domestic abuse at his hands.
Ms Heard’s lawyers expect Depp, to serve papers in America that could result in her once more giving evidence in court about their marriage.
Johnny Depp Amber Heard Legal Battle: A Preview
Mr Depp denies the claims and says his ex-wife was violent towards him.
Depp, who gave days of vivid evidence at London’s High Court in July, is already taking action against the 34-year-old actress in the US state of Virginia over a column that she wrote for the Washington Post newspaper in December 2018.
While the article did not mention Depp by name, she described herself as becoming ‘a public figure representing domestic abuse.’ His lawyers argue had the effect of falsely portraying him as “wife beater,” caused high defamation.
A source close to the actress said: ‘Amber’s team are super nervous about him suing again, this time in the States. It seems that he will stop at nothing to ruin her.
‘No matter what the outcome [of Depp’s case against The Sun], Amber is preparing for round two, but if Johnny wins his case against The Sun then that’s it, he will go and go. This could go on for years to come.’
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