Johnny Depp's defamation dispute with ex wife Amber Heard is going to trial

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Johnny Depp's defamation case against ex Amber Heard is set for trial.

The civil case has been scheduled for February 3 2020 by a Virginia judge, according to The Blast.

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Depp accused Heard of defamation over a Washington Post op-ed where the actress wrote about her experience with domestic abuse, an account which Depp claims implied he was the perpetrator.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean actor contended that the piece was defamatory because it 'depends on the central premise that Ms. Heard was a domestic abuse victim and that Mr. Depp perpetrated domestic violence against her.'

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His legal team went on to say how her accounts were 'conclusively refuted by two separate responding police officers, a litany of neutral third-party witnesses, and 87 newly obtained surveillance camera videos.'

Though a court date has been set, there will be a Friday hearing for Heard's motion to dismiss the case.

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The judge estimates the case will take about 12 days.

Depp is asking for $50million in damages, alleging the essay negatively affected his career.

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In addition to calling her accounts of abuse 'fabricated' and 'categorically' false, Johnny has alleged that Amber was actually physically abusive to him.

Last month Depp submitted court documents with photos of injuries he accused Heard of inflicting.

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He provided a shocking account, claiming that 'while mixing prescription amphetamines and non-prescription drugs with alcohol' Heard 'hit, punched, and kicked me. She also repeatedly and frequently threw objects into my body and head, including heavy bottles, soda cans, burning candles, television remote controls, and paint thinner cans, which severely injured me.'

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