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Johnny Depp remains silent as fans congratulate him for winning case against Amber Heard

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Johnny Depp has been granted a motion to establish whether or not his ex-wife Amber Heard did donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity. A New York judge has ruled that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) must provide documentation that confirms whether or not the “Aquaman” actress gave the non-profit organisation a donation from the $7 million (R102 million)she received in her divorce settlement from the ‘Rum Diary’ star, as well as the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Depp had taken action against The Sun newspaper after they branded him a wife-beater who had assaulted then-spouse Heard, but a judge ruled in favour of the British newspaper last November, and his defamation accusation was thrown out.

Depp – who has repeatedly denied allegations he attacked his ex-wife – was told by the High Court that he could not pursue an application to appeal, despite his lawyers claiming that they had “fresh evidence” about the “Danish Girl” actress and accused her of lying about donating all of the $7 million (R102 million) to charity.

Court of Appeal judges said the original hearing was “full and fair” and the trial judge, Justice Andrew Nicol, had given “thorough reasons for his conclusions. Announcing the ruling at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Lord Justice Underhill said: “It is not easy to persuade this court to overturn the findings of a trial judge on purely factual questions.

We do not believe that there is a real prospect of it being prepared to do so in this case. The hearing before Nicol J was full and fair, and he gave thorough reasons for his conclusions which have not been shown even arguably to be vitiated by any error of approach or mistake of law.

“We refuse Mr Depp’s application to admit further evidence in support of his proposed appeal and we conclude that the appeal has no real prospect of success and that there is no other compelling reason for it to be heard. We accordingly refuse permission to appeal.

The “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” actor – who was asked to step down from playing Gellert Grindelwald in the wizarding franchise days after the original ruling was made – is also involved in a separate libel dispute in the US. That case stems from a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece written by Amber, 35, in which she spoke about domestic abuse, although she didn’t mention the ‘Black Mass’ actor by name.

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Source: News365

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