Johnny Depp’s messy divorce from ex-wife Amber Heard has cost him his career greatly, from losing iconic roles to having industry colleagues turning against him.
After losing his libel lawsuit against The Sun
tabloid newspaper for labeling him a ‘wife beater’, Depp tried to appeal to overturn the court’s verdict.
However, things aren’t going his way after the judge decided to reject his appeal, as reported by The Guardian.
Fans rally behind the actor, Heard celebrates
Judges eventually concluded “the appeal has no real prospect of success and that there is no other compelling reason for it to be heard.”
Following the news, fans sympathised with the ‘Edward Scissorshand’ actor and rallied behind him by showing him their love and support on social media.
His former wife, on the other hand, put out a statement following the court’s latest ruling.
In a statement to Yahoo Entertainment
, Heard's spokesperson says, "We are pleased — but by no means surprised — by the Court's denial of Mr. Depp’s application for appeal. “
“The evidence presented in the UK case was overwhelming and undeniable. To reiterate, the original verdict was that Mr. Depp committed domestic violence against Amber on no fewer than 12 occasions and she was left in fear of her life.”
“The verdict and lengthy, well-reasoned Judgment, including the Confidential Judgment, have been affirmed. Mr. Depp's claim of new and important evidence was nothing more than a press strategy, and has been soundly rejected by the Court."
Depp's U.S. lawsuit against Heard has been postponed to April 2022.