Why Johnny Depp Lost His Libel Case in the U.K. But Won It in the U.S.

From a Washington Post story by Elahe Izadi and Sarah Ellison headlined “Why Johnny Depp lost his libel case in the U.K. but won it in the U.S.”:

The outcome of the Johnny Depp defamation trial turned a bit of celebrity jurisprudence on its head — the long-standing conventional wisdom that it’s easier for a VIP to prevail with a libel claim in the United Kingdom than in the United States.

The reason, according to legal experts, may simply boil down to the fact that Depp’s action against his ex-wife Amber Heard in the U.K. — which he lost — happened to be decided by a judge, whereas his case in the United States was decided by a jury.