Although Johnny Depp was ruled against in his recent lawsuit with The Sun, the actor and his legal team aren’t giving up just yet. In fact, they’re appealing the case – with Johnny Depp and his legal team insisting that he was not given a fair trial in the matter. As those following the events surrounding Johnny Depp and his ex-wife actress Amber Heard already know, Heard alleged that Johnny Depp had domestically abused her during their marriage. Meanwhile, Depp insists the opposite, and he and his legal team are continuing to do so despite being ruled against in court.
Here’s what Johnny Depp’s head lawyer David Sherborne had to say in an official statement via TheGuardian:
“The judge concluded that the appellant was guilty of serious physical assaults without taking account of or even acknowledging that Ms Heard had been untruthful in her evidence, without testing her account against the documentary evidence and the evidence of other witnesses, and without making any findings that he disbelieved those witnesses.”
David Sherborne further insisted that the judge which ruled against Johnny Depp during the trial, Justice Nicol, did not give a fair examination of the Depp’s evidence against Heard. As stated by Sherborne:
“This was a very public judgment, reached by a single judge, making devastating findings of extremely serious criminal offences having been committed, and where this has had wider-ranging implications for the public at large, particularly victims, or those wrongly accused, of alleged domestic abuse.”
As of this writing, the request for an appeal has yet to be accepted or denied. But in a time when Johnny Depp seems to be facing all sorts of consequences as a result of the judge’s ruling against him, it’ll be interesting to see what routes he’ll continue to take for his career. Meanwhile, Amber Heard continues to be working as normal, with a variety of appearances throughout future projects lined up.