JOHNNY Depp will have to “pull a rabbit out of a hat” to win his US defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, an expert has claimed.
A second court defeat could spell the end of the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s career, media attorney Alex Wade said.
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 35, for defamation over a 2018 newspaper article his lawyers say falsely implied Depp physically and sexually abused them.
He lost a similar case in the UK after suing The Sun for labeling him a woman beater.
A judge found the article “essentially true” and Mr Depp was later denied permission to appeal.
Mr Wade, legal partner at Wiggin LLP, said the current trial is Depp’s “last roll of the dice”.
He said: “If he loses it’s impossible to see a comeback from him.
“Hollywood likes a bad boy, absolutely, but after the hashtag MeToo, the way we see these things in today’s world is that you can’t be just a little bit of a bad boy anymore.”
The hearing continues in Fairfax, Virginia, USA.
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