With jury picked, Johnny Depp to open U.S. libel case against ex-wife Heard

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By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Opening statements are expected on Tuesday in Johnny Depp’s U.S. defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, the latest chapter in a long-running legal fight between the two Hollywood stars. Depp, 58, has sued Heard for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she penned a 2018 opinion piece in the Washington Post about being a survivor of domestic abuse. The op-ed never mentioned Depp by name, but Depp’s lawyers have said it was clear Heard, 35, was referencing him, and that the piece damaged his film career and reputation. Depp, known for his work in …

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