Johnny Depp ‘did not get fair trial’ lawyers tell appeal court

Mr Justice Nicol dismissed Depp’s claim last month but actor’s barrister asks for new trial over abuse claims

Johnny Depp “did not receive a fair trial” and the high court ruling that stated he assaulted his ex-wife Amber Heard and put her in fear for her life is “plainly wrong”, lawyers for the Hollywood star have told the court of appeal.

The 57-year-old sued the Sun over a column by its executive editor, Dan Wootton, which referred to “overwhelming evidence” that he had attacked Heard, 34, during their relationship and described him as a “wife beater”.

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