Actors Johnny Depp (57, "Pirates of the Caribbean") and Amber Heard (34, "Aquaman") have been officially divorced since early 2017. But their war of the roses continues to spread. On Tuesday (July 7th) a process started in London, for which both stars appeared in person. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they arrived at the court (High Court) with mouth and nose protection. Depp wore a black mask with a white pattern, while Heard used a red cloth with a white dot for protection. But who is suing whom?
Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder are supposed to help Depp
In court, it is not about the divorce of the former couple, but about their mutual interaction during their marriage. Johnny Depp is suing the publisher of the tabloid "The Sun". Specifically, it is an article from "Sun" from 2018. The article claimed that the actor hit Heard. Depp denies that.
The process should take three weeks. It was originally scheduled for March, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Depp's former partners, the French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis (47) and US actress Winona Ryder (48), are said to be according to the BBC testify about a video switch.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met while filming "The Rum Diary" (2011). The couple married in 2015. After 15 months of marriage, Heard filed for divorce in May 2016. There followed a month-long mud fight with serious mutual allegations. The divorce was finally over in early 2017. Depp is now going to court for defamation.