First, thanks Sweeney Todd for posting The Press Gazette and The Blast articles today. I am, however, very confused; perhaps we’re spinning in the same circles, Ade.Ade wrote:Do you all think this is right - it's not that he's suing the Sun for 50 million? The reporting says that he cites the Washington Post article - just the way it's all written seems a bit odd to me.
Gosh some of the details - his shattered finger - is that the Australia incident? And he was blamed for delaying filming for drunken behaviour. Elon Musk a month after they were married. Awful, awful, awful.
The Press Gazette (1st article) is consistent with what we’ve been told so far: Johnny has initiated libel action against The Sun for calling him in unqualified terms a “wife beater”, both on line and in hard copy print. The online version was modified but too late to undo the damage of the initial viral impact.
The Blast (2nd article), whether in truth, ignorance, or in choosing to deliberately be misleading, suggests Johnny has filed a $50 million defamation suit against AH, herself! Given how fast and loose she’s played with the terms of the divorce-generated NDA, both verbally (slander) and in writing (libel), this would seem to be a long-festering, defamation slam-dunk. I do not believe The Sun is even referenced in this article.
Also, I thought AH was not even in Australia when JD hurt his finger - was that whole original story another AH elaborate lie? Should be easy to prove. What hell Johnny has been through! Fifty million bucks and exoneration beyond the shadow of a doubt doesn’t even come close to alleviating the unrelenting pain of the last three years. Fifty million of HER dollars, and a prison term might help . . .
Ruby Begonia, thanks for the QC explanation!