Head of reputation and privacy, Alex McCready, recently shared her insights on the high-profile Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case in an interview with The Guardian. McCready described it as "the libel trial of the year, perhaps the decade," providing the public with a rare glimpse into the lives of these two Hollywood superstars.
According to McCready, the trial will impact both the British media and the reporting of allegations of domestic abuse and also it is likely to have an indirect influence on the upcoming legal showdown between Ms. Heard and Mr. Depp in the United States.
McCready suggests that if Depp emerges victorious in this case, it may reinforce the perception that England is a “Claimant-friendly jurisdiction in which to bring a defamation claim”. On the other hand, a win for The Sun could potentially embolden the English press in their reporting on similar matters.
Depp initiated legal action against The Sun over an article that accused him of being a "wife beater," a claim he denies. The Sun need to demonstrate that the story was accurate.
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