Actress Amber Heard will not be punished for slandering Johnny Depp because the statute of limitations has expired.
Recall that five years ago, the actress filed for divorce, claiming that her famous spouse used domestic violence against her. After that, there were lengthy court proceedings between the stars, as a result of which Johnny Depp’s guilt was proven. As a result, the artist’s reputation suffered greatly, and he lost many work contracts. However, last month, the media got hold of video from on-camera police officers who arrived to Amber Heard’s call on the very day that Johnny Depp allegedly attacked his wife.
Judging from the video, the actress greatly exaggerated the extent of what happened, as there were no signs of mayhem in the house. This evidence gave the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star a chance to once again fight for his reputation. Depp sued his ex-wife, accusing her of defamation. However, at the end of last week, the judge dismissed the claim. At the same time, it turned out that it no longer matters whether Heard lied or not, because she still will not be punished. The fact is that in California the statute of limitations on perjury is three years. In this case, that period has already expired, so there will be no trial or punishment – this was reported by the publication “Hello”, citing local media.