Stakes high as Johnny Depps libel case against UK tabloid closes
LONDON Johnny Depps libel case against a British tabloid that accused him of abusing ex-wife Amber Heard wraps up Tuesday after three weeks of court hearings that dissected a toxic celebrity love affair. Depp is the claimant in the civil case, NGN and Wootton are the defendants and Heard is their main witness. To defeat Depps libel claim, the newspaper must persuade the judge that, on the balance of probabilities, its story was accurate. Heard blamed one of the couples two Yorkshire terriers, but Depp suspected Heard or one of her friends was to blame. Stephens said that if Depp loses in London, hes almost certain to lose that American case.