Johnny Depp’s lawyers grasp failed to discontinue the American actor’s ex-partner, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial in opposition to the British tabloid newspaper The Solar till she is is called to give proof.
In a court elaborate revealed on Saturday, trial think Andrew Nicol stated that instead of Heard from the London court sooner than she testifies in the case “would inhibit the defendants in the conduct of their protection.”
Depp, 57, is suing The Solar’s publisher, Info Community Newspapers, and Govt Editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article claiming the actor used to be violent and abusive to Heard. He strongly denies the allegations.
Depp’s lawyers had asked the think to sustain Heard from attending the trial till the 34-365 days-feeble actress and model appears to give proof, arguing that her testimony would possibly be extra legitimate if she had been no longer novel in court when Depp used to be being rotten-examined.
The think celebrated it’s Info Community and Wootton, and no longer Heard, which would possibly be defending the claim, while conceding they’re going to be relying “carefully” on what Heard says.
The trial, which used to be postponed from March on fable of of the coronavirus pandemic, is scheduled to begin Tuesday and to final three weeks.
Other witnesses are likely to incorporate Depp’s ex-partners Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder, who grasp each and every submitted statements supporting the “Pirates of the Caribbean” superstar.