The Excessive Courtroom is to rule on the newest stage of Johnny Depp’s libel declare in opposition to The Solar newspaper over allegations he was violent to ex-wife Amber Heard.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star is suing the tabloid’s writer, Information Group Newspapers (NGN), and its govt editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article that referred to the 56-year-old as a “wife-beater”.
At a Excessive Courtroom listening to final week, legal professionals for Mr Depp stated his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis has given a witness assertion wherein she described the actor as a “variety, attentive, beneficiant and non-violent particular person and father”.
Legal professionals for Mr Depp sought to confess proof from Ms Paradis, who has two kids with the star, and actress Winona Ryder, with whom he had a relationship within the 1990s, as a part of his case in opposition to the writer – which was not opposed by NGN’s authorized staff.
David Sherborne, representing Mr Depp, stated in court docket paperwork that his relationship with Ms Paradis resulted in 2012, shortly earlier than he and Ms Heard have been collectively “and when he’s first alleged to have been violent”.
In her assertion, Ms Paradis stated: “I’ve identified Johnny for greater than 25 years.
“We’ve been companions for 14 years and we raised our two kids collectively.
“Via all these years I’ve identified Johnny to be a form, attentive, beneficiant, and non-violent particular person and father.”
She added: “He was by no means violent or abusive to me.”
In her assertion, Ms Ryder stated: “I can’t wrap my head round (Ms Heard’s) accusations.
“He was by no means, by no means violent in the direction of me. He was by no means, by no means abusive in any respect in the direction of me.”