Johnny Depp’s textual content messages from the time of the breakdown of his marriage to Amber Heard had been on the middle of the newest High Court listening to in his libel case towards The Sun newspaper over allegations he was violent and abusive in direction of his ex-wife.
The Pirates Of The Caribbean star, 56, is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN), the publishers of The Sun, and the newspaper’s govt editor Dan Wootton over an April 2018 article which referred to him as a “wife-beater.”
A two-week trial is because of start in London on Monday (Mar. 23), at which Mr. Depp, Ms. Heard and plenty of Hollywood figures are attributable to give proof.
At a listening to on Friday (Mar. 20), Mr. Justice Nicol is about to resolve whether or not the worldwide coronavirus disaster means the trial must be adjourned.
At that listening to, Adam Wolanski QC, for NGN, learn out a textual content from Mr. Depp to his sister Christi Dembrowski in June 2016, during which he says: “I want her replaced on that WB film.”
Mr. Wolanski mentioned the textual content was a reference to the Warner Brothers movie Aquaman which featured Ms. Heard.
He added: “There now exists online a petition for Ms. Heard to be removed from the role which has generated 400,000 signatures. Her sole fault appears to be that she crossed Mr. Depp, one of the most influential and revered people in Hollywood.”
The barrister learn out one other textual content, despatched by Mr. Depp to his pal Christian Carino on August 15, 2016, the day after Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard “executed an agreement resolving issues around the dissolution of their marriage”.
The textual content learn: “She is begging for global humiliation. She is going to get it. I’m going to need your texts from San Francisco brother… I’m sorry to even ask… but she sucked Mollusk’s crooked d*ck and he gave her some sh*tty lawyers.”
Mr. Wolanski instructed the court docket that “Mollusk” was a reference to Elon Musk, the billionaire Tesla co-founder.
The message continued: “I’ve no mercy, no worry and never an ounce of emotion or what I assumed was love for this gold-digging, low-level, dime-a-dozen, mushy, pointless, dangling, overused flappy fish market…
“I’m so joyful she desires to go to battle this out. She will hit the wall exhausting.
“And I can’t wait to have this waste of a c*m-guzzler out of my life. She will hit the wall exhausting.
“I met a f**king elegant little Russian right here… which made me understand that point I blew on the 50-cent stripper… I might not contact her with a goddamn glove.
“I can solely hope that karma kicks in and takes the present of breath from her. Sorry man, however now I’ll cease at nothing.”
Adam Waldman, a U.S. lawyer for Mr. Depp who just isn’t representing him within the libel declare, mentioned in an announcement after the listening to: “The determined Sun tabloid learn out a textual content at the moment with out realizing how a lot profound fact it contained.
“That textual content, during which Mr. Depp speculates that Elon Musk is secretly supporting Amber Heard’s hoax, is curious in gentle of this truth: The Murdochs personal the Sun, and a Murdoch serves on Elon Musk’s Tesla board of administrators.
“When court docket is secure once more, justice shall be ready for everyone on this case.”