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Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard is currently underway in Virginia.

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After separating from his longtime partner, French actress Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were reported to have started dating in 2012. Depp and Paradis have two children: Lily-Rose, a daughter, and Jack, a son.

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Heard and Depp are said to have met on the set of The Rum Diary, which they both featured in in 2011.

March 2014: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard get engaged

February 2015: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard get married

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Johnny Depp married Amber Heard. They had two ceremonies, according to People magazine: one at Depp’s home in Los Angeles and the other on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas.

May 2016: Amber Heard files for divorce

Heard claims that during a confrontation, Depp threw a cellphone at her, striking her in the eye and cheek, and that he screamed at her, punched her, grabbed her face violently, and pulled her hair. She provides a photo of her injured face to the court when requesting the restraining order, according to The Associated Press.

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During a court appearance, Heard is seen with “a bruise on her right cheek below the eye,” according to the Associated Press

Depp has denied the domestic abuse charges. In a court statement filed in 2016, his lawyers claimed that Heard was “attempting to gain a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.”

August 2016: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settle their divorce

After months of contentious proceedings, Depp and Heard reach a settlement in their divorce.

January 2017: The divorce is official

Depp and Heard formally finalize their divorce.

June 2018: Johnny Depp sues over The Sun headline

On June 1, 2018, Depp filed a lawsuit against News Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Sun, for alleged libel over an April 2018 piece headlined “Gone Potty: How can JK Rowling be ‘genuinely thrilled’ casting wife beater Johnny Depp in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film?” ”

December 2018: Amber Heard publishes an op-ed

March 2019: Johnny Depp sues Amber Heard

Depp files a $50m lawsuit against Heard, alleging she defamed him in her Washington Post op-ed.

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July 2020: Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against The Sun goes to trial

The trial opens on 7 July 2020 in London. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard both arrive at the High Court of Justice, with Heard scheduled to testify in support of The Sun.

The trial last three weeks, and the evidence and testimony also included explosive allegations. The trial concluded at the end of July.

August 2020: Amber Heard countersues

November 2020: Johnny Depp loses his libel battle against The Sun

March 2021: Johnny Depp is denied permission to appeal loss in The Sun case

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11 April 2022: Defamation case goes to trial in Virginia

The trial last three weeks, and the evidence and testimony also included explosive allegations. The trial concluded at the end of July.

The trial last three weeks, and the evidence and testimony also included explosive allegations. The trial concluded at the end of July.

James Franco and Elon Musk, who are listed as potential witnesses who may participate via video link, are expected to be among Heard’s witnesses.

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Before the trial began, Depp suffered a severe setback when the judge in the case, Virginia Judge Penney Azcarate, determined that Heard might argue that her op-ed is about a matter of public interest.

According to the Associated Press, Depp’s legal team argued that Heard shouldn’t be permitted to use Virginia’s anti-SLAPP law. Anti-SLAPP laws, which stand for anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation, are intended to prevent citizens from being sued when they speak out on issues of public concern.

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Judge Azcarate concluded that Heard could use Virginia’s anti-SLAPP statute in her defense and present her case to the jury.

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