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    On Monday, a UK court rejected Johnny Depp's defamation suit, refusing to clear the Hollywood star of the "wife-beater" label that The Sun applied to him when alleging Depp's domestic abuse toward ex-wife, Amber Heard.

    Johnny Depp's fans have lashed out at Amber Heard after the US film star lost his court libel battle against his former wife, who earlier wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in which she spoke about being a victim of domestic violence.

    In an apparent Twitter war with Heard, they described her as "the most forgettable actress" and an "embarrassment to strong women", with one netizen pointing the finger at the "Aquaman" star's "lies and manipulations".

    Another user demanded more signatures for an online petition called "Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2".

    Depp has, meanwhile, revealed that he was asked to resign from his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts movie franchise after a UK court's decision to reject a defamation lawsuit he lodged to strip himself of the "wife-beater" label given to him by The Sun.

    Expressing gratitude to his fans for their support, the Hollywood star confirmed that he had agreed to step down as Grindelwald, and added that he intends to appeal the UK court's judgement.

    In testimony at the High Court of London in July, Heard claimed that Depp had repeatedly threatened to kill her, allegations that the 57-year-old actor rejected as "sick and completely untrue".

    He insisted that it was Heard who was violent toward him, as his legal team accused her of fabricating her injuries and complaints.

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