Johnny Depp's lawyer explains why he lost in UK and won in the US – Insider

Johnny Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, told the “Today” show Wednesday that she believes there was a more robust presentation of evidence in the actor’s defamation case against Amber Heard in the US compared to his trial against The Sun newspaper in the UK
Vasquez appeared on “Today” alongside her colleague Ben Chew for her first on-screen interview since the conclusion of Depp and Heard’s defamation case last week
During the interview, Vasquez was asked why Depp’s previous unsuccessful lawsuit against The Sun newspaper in the UK was not mentioned as part of his case against Heard in the US, to which she responded: “It was a different process. And also, Mr. Depp, and Ms. Heard, in this case, were the parties. 
She continued: “They had different disclosure obligations…and the overwhelming evidence that was presented in this case in Virginia far exceeded what was presented in the UK. And we believe the jury got it right.”
Depp sued News Group Newspapers, the publisher of the British tabloid The Sun over a 2018 article in which they called him a “wife beater” in reference to Depp’s marriage to Heard. Depp sued both the publisher and The Sun’s executive editor Dan Wootton for libel.
Three months after the trial began, a judge ruled that The Sun was correct in reporting that Depp was violent towards Heard, whom he divorced in 2017 after nearly two years of marriage.
Depp filed a separate defamation suit against Heard in response to an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post that detailed her experience with domestic violence. In January 2021, Heard countersued Depp for $100 million after one of Depp’s attorneys claimed her allegations of sexual abuse were a “hoax.”
Last week, Depp was awarded $15 million in damages after a jury found that Heard defamed him in the Washington Post op-ed. Depp was also found liable for defamation against Heard with the jury awarding the “Aquaman” star $2 million in damages.
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