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The continued authorized battles between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are going to proceed to be ongoing for the foreseeable future. It’s because the second civil trial involving the 2, this one a case of defamation introduced by Depp towards Heard, has been delayed and now will not start earlier than Could 2021. Johnny Depp had requested for a delay within the trial, as the present date was set to battle with him reprising his position within the Implausible Beasts franchise, nevertheless, that was not the rationale the delay was given. It was simply one other good, old style COVID-19 delay.
Jury trials haven’t but been given the go-ahead within the state of Virginia, and as such, Circuit Courtroom Chief Decide Bruce White made the choice to push the trial again from its beforehand set January begin date to Could 3, 2021. Nevertheless, even that date is much from set in stone. Since felony trials are going to be given precedence as soon as jury trials do resume, the backlog of circumstances might find yourself forcing further delays.
The delay is ideal for Johnny Depp. as he had requested for a delay within the case that may see it begin between March and June as a result of the January date was going to battle with Depp’s must be on set to movie Implausible Beasts 3 within the U.Ok. Depp is anticipated to start out filming the film within the subsequent few days and to be working till February.
Amber Heard’s facet had argued towards the trial delay that Johnny Depp wished as a result of doing so would put the trial up towards her personal blockbuster film obligations for Aquaman 2. Heard stated that film was anticipated to start filming in February, however based on Deadline, taking pictures dates for Aquaman 2 are usually not presently set, however it’s anticipated to start taking pictures within the spring, so the brand new Could date might doubtlessly trigger an issue for Heard relying on how issues shake out. If it appears to be like just like the case goes to go forward in Could, we might nonetheless see a delay, or not less than a request for one, if the trial finally ends up conflicting with the Aquaman sequel.
The defamation case introduced by Johnny Depp focuses on an op-ed written by Amber heard for the Washing ton Put up in December 2018. Heard wrote about affected by home violence, and whereas she by no means mentions her abuser by title within the piece, Johnny Depp says that it was as a result of story that he misplaced out on future Pirates of the Caribbean movie initiatives.
This case follows a libel case just lately heard within the U.Ok towards The Solar newspaper introduced by Depp. That case has concluded however the events are ready to listen to the end result.