AQUAMAN Star Amber Heard's Attempt To Dismiss Johnny Depp's Defamation Lawsuit Has Been Denied

AQUAMAN Star Amber Heard's Attempt To Dismiss Johnny Depp's Defamation Lawsuit Has Been Denied

The real-life war between Aquaman star Amber Heard and Fantastic Beasts' Johnny Depp continues as they will clash in court this August after her attempt to dismiss a defamation lawsuit failed!

If you follow Hollywood gossip, you'll know that things are getting nasty between Aquaman star Amber Heard and Fantastic Beasts villain Johnny Depp as the fallout from their relationship ending continues making waves. Today, Deadline is reporting that Heard's attempt to dismiss the $50 million defamation lawsuit Depp has filed against her has been blocked. 

Because of that, the actors are expected to battle it out in court in Fairfax County, Virginia in August.

The suit was filed last March after Heard penned an op-ed for The Washington post in which she alleged that she had been a victim of domestic abuse at the hands of Depp. His lawsuit claims that, "Ms. Heard is not a victim of domestic abuse, she is a perpetrator."

Depp is also suing British tabloid The Sun after it dubbed him a "wife beater," and that's relevant to the aforementioned lawsuit as their report contained a multitude of new allegations. There's a lot of he said/she said going on, and both of them have gone to great lengths to remove each other from their respective franchises (Aquaman and Fantastic Beasts).

Heard's lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, told the trade: "Today's decision leaves it to a jury to decide the meaning of Ms. Heard's op-ed and the truth of what she said. As we have said all along, the courts have strong mechanisms in place for determining the truth. Here, we remain confident that Ms. Heard will prevail at trial when the jury is presented with evidence on the question that the Court identified -- namely, whether 'Ms. Heard was abused by Mr. Depp.'"

We'll keep you updated whether this messy situation has any sort of affect on Aquaman 2 or Fantastic Beasts 3, but COVID-19 could mean that the court case is pushed back indefinitely. 

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