Johnny Depp suffers setback as judge throws out ‘irrelevant’ witness during libel battle with The Sun – The Sun

JOHNNY Depp has been hit by a setback in his libel battle with The Sun.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s bid to call his ex-car mechanic as a witness was thrown out and branded “irrelevant”.

Mr Justice Nicol also struck out much of the testimony of ex-wife Amber Heard’s former PA, ruling it also had no bearing on the issues.

Depp, 56, is suing The Sun and its executive editor Dan Wootton over an article that questioned the decision to cast him in a movie in view of Heard’s domestic abuse claims.

He denies ever hitting any woman.

Ex-fiancee Winona Ryder, 48, and ex-wife Vanessa Paradis, 47 — mother of his two children — will back him.

The trial is due to be heard in London’s High Court in July.

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