for subscribers

What's next for Johnny Depp: The rise and fall of a man who once commanded Hollywood

Share your Subscriber Article
You have 5 articles to share every month. Send this story to a friend!
Johnny Depp's future looks uncertain in the wake of his recent court loss (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Johnny Depp's future looks uncertain in the wake of his recent court loss (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

The trial was like witnessing a car crash – appalling but impossible not to watch. For 16 days of gory ghastliness, two Hollywood stars stripped off their gloves and went at each other with bare and brutal knuckles. 

There was nothing the world didn’t learn about the sordid lives of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The drugs, the drink, the claims of abuse on both sides, the teacup Yorkie (hers) dangled from a car window, the lopped-off fingertip (his), the poop (hers) in the marital bed. 

And at the end of it all, Johnny was the legal loser. He’d sued The Sun newspaper for libel after they called him a wife beater but the judge in the London court where the sorry saga played out recently ruled against him. 

There’s more to this story
Subscribe to News24 and get access to our exclusive journalism and features today.
Subscribe
Already a subscriber? Sign in