‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Johnny Depp Denied Appeal In Libel Case

The star will now have to cover the legal costs for the libel case.

Former Fantastic Beasts star Johnny Depp has been denied an appeal in his libel case against The Sun for labelling him a “wife-beater.”

After losing the libel case against the Sun for calling him a “wife-beater” in an article, Fantastic Beasts star Johnny Depp has been denied an appeal in the case. Depp’s lawyer had previously stated that the result was so flawed and the star plans to fight the judgement. However, now that his appeal has been denied, Depp will have to take his case to the Court of Appeals if he intends to continue fighting the ruling.

The Times initially reported the appeal denial, noting that the judge had ruled it wouldn’t have “a reasonable prospect of success.” The publication also revealed that the Fantastic Beasts actor will have to pay £628,000 to cover legal costs to The Sun’s owner, News Group Newspapers. Last night, Warner Bros. announced that Mads Mikkelsen has officially taken over Johnny Depp’s role as Grindelwald in the next chapter of the Fantastic Beasts franchise.

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Here is the official synopsis for 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.

Directed by David Yates from a script written by J. K. Rowling, the second film 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 3 is currently scheduled for a July 15, 2022 release. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the Harry Potter franchise, Johnny Depp, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!

Source: The Times

Eammon Jacobs

Eammon Jacobs

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