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Coke Dealer Who Inspired Johnny Depp Movie Dies
'Ambassador of the
Outlaws' Dies at 78

'Ambassador of the Outlaws' Dies at 78

Coke dealer George Jung inspired Johnny Depp movie

(Newser) - "Boston George," the cocaine smuggler who inspired the 2001 Johnny Depp movie Blow, has died seven years after getting out of prison . George Jung's death Wednesday at age 78 was confirmed by posts on his official social media accounts, Fox reports. Jung started out smuggling cannabis in...

Bad News for Johnny Depp in His Battle With Amber Heard

UK court rejects his bid to appeal judge's ruling that he assaulted ex-wife

(Newser) - A British court on Thursday refused Johnny Depp permission to appeal a judge's ruling that he assaulted ex-wife Amber Heard, saying his attempt to overturn the decision had "no real prospect of success." Two Court of Appeal judges said the 57-year-old Hollywood star can't challenge the...

How Johnny Depp Went From A-List to Persona Non Grata

2020 capped years of self-created misery for Depp

(Newser) - After years of ongoing scandals, the once-brilliant career of Johnny Depp appears to have lost its luster. Tatiana Siegel of the Hollywood Reporter has taken an in-depth look at how the actor managed to go from $50 million per picture to "radioactive" persona non grata. She dates the start...

Johnny Depp Shot Just One Scene. He'll Get His Full Salary

Warner Bros. asked actor to resign from 'Fantastic Beasts' role, but contract still requires he gets paid

(Newser) - Johnny Depp shot just one scene as Gellert Grindelwald in the next Fantastic Beasts film when it was announced to the London production crew that Warner Bros. had asked him to step down after he lost his "wife beater" libel case against a UK tabloid. Depp agreed to resign,...

More Bad News for Johnny Depp
More Bad News
for Johnny Depp

More Bad News for Johnny Depp

Actor lost 'wife beater' libel case against tabloid; now he's stepping down from movie franchise

(Newser) - The last several days have been tough going for Johnny Depp. First the 57-year-old actor lost his libel suit against the Sun for calling him a "wife beater." Now, Warner Bros. has delivered a second whammy: Per Depp, the studio asked him to step down from his starring...

British Court Delivers Bad News to Johnny Depp

Actor loses libel suit over 'wife beater' allegation

(Newser) - A British court ruled Monday against Johnny Depp in his libel case against the owner of the Sun tabloid newspaper, which labelled him a "wife beater," per the AP . In a ruling, Justice Andrew Nicol said Depp has "not succeeded in his action for libel," adding...

Finally: Closing Arguments in Johnny Depp Trial
Johnny Depp's
Volatile Trial Wraps Up

Johnny Depp's Volatile Trial Wraps Up

Judge will issue his ruling in a few weeks in libel case

(Newser) - A development in the Johnny Depp trial in London that both sides might welcome: It's over, meaning no more testimony about his volatile relationship with ex-wife Amber Heard. Closing arguments wrapped up Tuesday, with Depp's attorney stating, "He has never hit a woman in his entire life—...

Heard on Depp: 'I Watch as Grown Men Have to Wipe You'

In 2013 email draft, Heard also called actor a 'needy man-child'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp's libel case in London lurched toward its end Monday, with a lawyer arguing that the actor's alleged assaults on Amber Heard were driven by "deep misogyny." Sasha Wass told the London High Court that Depp's claims to be a "southern gentlemen with...

Amber Heard: Johnny Depp Threw Bottles 'Like Grenades'

She says he severed own fingertip during clash

(Newser) - Amber Heard, testifying for a third day in ex-husband Johnny Depp's libel suit against a British publisher, acknowledged breaking a bottle during an argument in Australia—but said he responded by chucking dozens of bottles at her like they were "grenades or bombs." Heard said Wednesday she...

Amber Heard Reveals Depp's Nickname for Leo DiCaprio


(Newser) - The sordid details of Johnny Depp's relationship with ex Amber Heard kept coming Monday as Heard took the stand in his libel case against a British tabloid. The actress's accusations are about as bad as anyone following the case would expect. At various times, she said he punched,...

Witness: Amber Heard Threw Punches, Bottles

Former assistant claims actress falsified abuse details

(Newser) - Johnny Depp's security chief is backing the actor's claims that ex-wife Amber Heard abused him, as opposed to the other way around. In a witness statement released Thursday as he appeared at UK High Court, Sean Bett, a former Los Angeles sheriff's deputy who's worked for...

Depp: We Were a 'Crime Scene Waiting to Happen'
Depp: 'I Vehemently Deny It'

Depp: 'I Vehemently Deny It'

Actor continues court case, rejects accusations he assaulted Amber Heard

(Newser) - Johnny Depp said Thursday his relationship with Amber Heard was “a crime scene waiting to happen,” but denied assaulting her during a drug-fueled rampage in Australia while he was filming a Pirates of the Caribbean movie, per the AP . The Hollywood star was giving evidence for a third...

Depp: My Ex Wrote Email as 'an Insurance Policy'

Amber Heard wrote during their marriage that Depp 'is like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp denied an allegation by ex-wife Amber Heard that he is a "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" monster who turned violent when he drank and took drugs, though he acknowledged in a London court on Wednesday that he may have done things he can't remember while he...

Johnny Depp's Libel Trial Begins
Johnny Depp's
Drama Goes on Trial

Johnny Depp's Drama Goes on Trial

Actor suing British tabloid for libel over domestic violence claims

(Newser) - The Sun newspaper will rely on 14 separate allegations of domestic violence against Johnny Depp in defense of libel claims , beginning Tuesday. Depp is suing News Group Newspapers and Sun executive editor Dan Wootton over an April 2018 article that painted the actor as a "wife beater." The...

Johnny Depp's Lawyers Can't Rein In Amber Heard

It involves Depp's libel trial against a tabloid newspaper

(Newser) - Johnny Depp's lawyers have failed to stop the American actor's ex-wife, Amber Heard, from attending his libel trial against the British tabloid newspaper the Sun until she is called to give evidence, the AP reports. In a court order published on Saturday, trial judge Andrew Nicol said that...

Johnny Depp's Former Lovers Rally Around Him

Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis speak up

(Newser) - Two former romantic partners of Johnny Depp came to his defense Wednesday in his libel suit against British newspaper the Sun, dismissing claims that he was violent or abusive. Actresses Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder offered supportive statements for the actor, who's suing the tabloid paper's publisher, News...

Johnny Depp Finally Has a Reason to Join Social Media

He tells fans to stay strong in 'hellish monotony'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp joined Instagram Thursday and urged his fans not to succumb to the "hellish" conditions of isolation. The star—who quickly amassed more than 2 million followers—posted a photo of himself surrounded by candles with the caption, "Hello everyone... filming something for you now... gimme a...

Johnny Depp Sues Tabloid for Libel
Johnny Depp
Sues Tabloid
for Libel

Johnny Depp Sues Tabloid for Libel

'The Sun' claimed he beat his now-ex, Amber Heard

(Newser) - In 2018, a British tabloid said Johnny Depp lost the top of his middle finger after in the middle of an "alcohol and drug-addled rage" against ex-wife Amber Heard in 2015, before their divorce. Depp says that's not true, and is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of the...

Depp's Latest on Heard: She Pooped in My Bed

Actor firing back at ex-wife, saying she was the 'perpetrator' and he was the 'victim'

(Newser) - The ball was in Johnny Depp's court, and he just hurled it. Following a $50 million defamation lawsuit the 55-year-old actor filed earlier this year against ex-wife Amber Heard, the 33-year-old actress offered her rebuke in the form of an April motion outlining what she says was a litany...

Amber Heard's New Claim: I Was Abused by 'the Monster'

Actress alleges ex Johnny Depp became 'delusional and violent' when drinking, on drugs

(Newser) - The Johnny Depp–Amber Heard saga churns on. Last month, the former slammed the latter with a $50 million defamation lawsuit , with Depp insisting Heard's claims of domestic violence were a "hoax." Now the 32-year-old actress is outlining those abuse claims, with a motion filed Thursday that...

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