UK judge rules against Johnny Depp over 'drugs texts' in libel case

Actor failed to disclose messages but high court declines to throw out case against the Sun immediately

Johnny Depp has breached an order in a libel case by failing to disclose texts that apparently show him trying to obtain drugs, the high court has ruled.

The decision by Mr Justice Nicol comes shortly before the scheduled trial of the Hollywood actor’s defamation claim against News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an April 2018 article in the Sun that referred to Depp as a “wife beater”.

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Source: theguardian
UK judge rules against Johnny Depp over 'drugs texts' in libel case