Actors banned from giving autographs outside court

Actors banned from giving autographs outside court

Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard’s legal battle’s second round has begun in Virginia on Tuesday.

While the jury was selected to hear the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s explosive defamation lawsuit against ex-wife on Monday, a judge has banned both the parties from giving autographs and clicking pictures with fans, who have gathered outside the court to catch a glimpse of the pair.

Giving the ruling, judge Penney Azcarate warned that she did not want the trial, taking place in Virginia, to become a circus, as dozens of supporters have gathered outside the court.

The trial for the million-dollar defamation case — which is being broadcast live by Court TV — has already attracted fans of Depp, holding signs like ‘Justice for Johnny.’

Opening statements for the latest trial have begun today (Tuesday). The trial, which is expected to last about six weeks, began from a complaint filed in 2019 by Depp, who alleges Heard defamed him in an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 about surviving domestic abuse.

The Tourist actor has asked for £38.4 million in damages.

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