Depp loses UK libel case on 'wife beater' claims

London (AFP) – Hollywood star Johnny Depp on Monday lost a libel lawsuit against British newspaper The Sun for branding him a “wife-beater” in a case that laid bare his chaotic lifestyle and shattered his global reputation.Judge Andrew Nicol dismissed the 57-year-old’s claim at the High Court in London, saying the article had been proven to be “substantially true”.”Although he has proved the necessary elements of his cause of action in libel, the defendants (News Group Newspapers Ltd) have shown that what they published in the meaning which I have held the words to bear was substantially true,…

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