Johnny Depp libel trial set to start in London

US actor Johnny Depp and his former wife Amber Heard. PHOTO | FILE | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Depp, 57, is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN), publisher of The Sun, and its executive editor Dan Wootton for an April 2018 article which referred to him as a "wife beater".
  • The case, which was delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak, will be heard over 15 days at the High Court in London.
  • Depp denies being abusive towards Heard, 34, and has brought separate libel proceedings against her in the United States.

A libel trial was due to begin on Tuesday between Hollywood actor Johnny Depp and a British tabloid newspaper over claims that he was violent to his former wife, Amber Heard.

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