Bloomberg Law
May 16, 2022, 9:30 AM

Depp’s Choice of Virginia Trial in Heard Lawsuit Shows Strategy

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Senior Reporter

Welcome back to Opening Argument, a reported column where I dig into interesting issues in high-profile cases, and unpack disputes that are dividing appeals courts. Today: a look at why Johnny Depp and his ex-wife are duking it out in a Virginia court.

He slapped her, sexually assaulted her, and kicked her during drunken and drugged fits of jealous rage. She punched him, threw a vodka bottle at him that severed his finger, and pooped on his side of their bed.

Those are just a few of the allegations leveled by both sides in Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation ...

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