Johnny Depp Can't Appeal UK Libel Loss Over Abuse Claims

Law360, London (March 25, 2021, 2:42 PM GMT) -- An English appeals court rejected Johnny Depp's request on Thursday to fight his libel case defeat against a tabloid newspaper that called him a "wife-beater."

The Court of Appeal refused the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor's application for permission to challenge the decision as well as a request to submit further evidence.

"As we have said, it is not easy to persuade this court to overturn the findings of a trial judge on purely factual questions," Judge Nicholas Underhill said. "We do not believe that there is a real prospect of it being prepared to do so in this case."...

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