''Uphill battle": expert assessed the chances of Johnny Depp to win the case against Amber Heard

''Uphill battle": expert doubts Johnny Depp's success in court
Johnny Depp has filed a libel suit against Amber Heard.

A legal expert Daniel Guttenplan told PEOPLE what chances Johnny Depp has in a libel suit against Amber Heard. The expert is sure that the case is not easy, because facts are needed, not an opinion.

Depp sued Heard for defamation because of the 2018 article, although she did not mention Depp by name in the article.

"In terms of the trial in Virginia right now, I think Johnny Depp has an uphill battle. Defamation is very hard to prove. First and foremost, truth is an absolute defense to any defamatory statement. So regardless of the alleged defamatory statement, if a defendant can establish that it is true, the defense is going to win," the expert said.

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