After some tough times in the courtroom for embattled actor Johnny Depp, the former Fantastic Beasts 3 star has picked up a rare win in his ongoing legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard. After Heard alleged in 2018 that Depp had been physically abusive during their marriage, he was described by the UK tabloid The Sun as a “wife beater.” Depp says that the allegations cost him his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean series and filed a lawsuit against the tabloid’s publishing company New Group Newspapers.
In November, a UK court rejected Depp’s lawsuit with the judge ruling that what Heard claimed was “substantially true.” Depp was then immediately asked to resign from his role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3, losing another major role due to the allegations. The actor and his lawyers appealed the decision, but amid great controversy, it was rejected by the Court of Appeals in March. Meanwhile, a separate lawsuit against Heard in the United States is scheduled to go to trial in April 2022.
Though he has strong support from his fans, things certainly haven’t gone Depp’s way in the courtroom. The good news for the actor is that a judge has finally ruled in his favor when it comes to questions over the $7 million divorce settlement Depp had paid Heard after the couple officially divorced in 2016. At the time, Heard pledged to donate the entire settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
“Money played no…