‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Johnny Depp’s Libel Case Will Go To Trial

The case will go to trial in London on July 7.

Fantastic Beasts star Johnny Depp’s libel case against The Sun newspaper will go to trial at London’s Royal Courts of Justice.

After Fantastic Beasts star Johnny Depp’s libel case hit a roadblock over texts that weren’t declared by his legal team, the case against The Sun will go to trial in London. The Sun’s attorney Adam Wolanski urged Mr Justice Nichol to throw out the case, claiming that Depp has breached a court order by not declaring the texts. The messages showed the star asking his assistant to obtain drugs for him in Australia just days before Amber Heard alleged her ex-husband attacked her in a “three-day ordeal.”

The Judge declined to throw the case out, saying “I am not persuaded that the trial of the claim would be unfair.” Nicol went on to say he is allowing the trial to proceed as long as Johnny Depp doesn’t attempt to prosecute his ex-wife Amber Heard for supposedly breaching a U.S. court order by giving The Sun’s legal team evidence. The trial will begin on July 7 where the Fantastic Beasts star’s ex-partners Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis will also give evidence.

Here is the official synopsis for the most recent entry in the film franchise, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald:

At the end of the first film, the powerful dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise wizards and witches up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

Directed by David Yates from a script written by J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Jude Law, and Johnny Depp.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is now available on Digital HD, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Stay tuned for the latest news on Johnny Depp and the future of the Wizarding World franchise as we learn it! You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!

Source: Variety

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