Depp is suing over a 2018 story about how JK Rowling could be "genuinely happy" about Depp's role in Fantastic Beasts given allegations of abuse.
Hollywood star Johnny Depp's libel battle against The Sun newspaper has been postponed thanks to coronavirus as the actor is stuck in France and unable to fly to London.
Just days before a high-profile libel trial was set to begin between Johnny Depp and The Sun, the newspaper that cast him as a "wife-beater," a UK judge decided that the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic necessitates adjournment. As a result, Depp will fight News Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Sun, at a later date.
The trial was scheduled to begin on March 23 and it was shaping up to be a complicated, transatlantic event at a time when much of the world was on lockdown attempting to control the novel coronavirus.
Depp is suing over a 2018 story about how JK Rowling could be "genuinely happy" about Depp's role in Fantastic Beasts given allegations of abuse towards ex-wife Amber Heard. Depp insists he's the victim, and in defense of libel claims, News Group intended to explore the truth of the relationship.