Earlier, Niccol had dominated towards Depp within the actor's libel case towards Information Group Newspapers, writer of The Solar, and the tabloid's govt editor Dan Wootton over a 2018 article alleging he was a "spouse beater".
According to the ruling, the "Pirates Of The Caribbean" actor assaulted her wife Amber on several times and put her in "fear for her life" on three occasions.
The actor claimed that Heard's accusations are an elaborate hoax aimed at promoting her acting career and said she herself had been violent towards him.
During this process, Depp was asked to resign from the Fantastic Beasts franchise.
Mr Justice Nicol dismissed Depp's libel claim, ruling that representatives of The Sun had been able to prove that the contents of the article in question were "substantially true".
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Filming, of course, couldn't go on with one of the main protagonists momentarily out of order: Depp had to undergo surgery, causing one slip of about two weeks on the production schedule. Depp's legal team, however, denounced the verdict as "flawed" and vowed to appeal.
Depp filed an appeal against the ruling on Tuesday this week, though the grounds of his appeal are not yet known.
As new back and forth occurs in the Virginia-based case, a new report has indicated that a slew of Depp's alleged exes-including the likes of Angelina Jolie-may ultimately be roped into this new case.
Following the ruling, Depp issued a statement saying: 'The surreal judgement of the court in the United Kingdom will not change my fight to tell the truth and I confirm that I plan to appeal'.
He is also suing his ex-wife, Heard, for defamation in America over a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece, in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse. A petition to have Heard fired from Aquaman 2 has surpassed 1.5 million signatures and continues to grow larger every day. Fortunately for the actor, he has been able to keep his job as the face of Sauvage for Dior, so not all has been lost.