Blatter, Platini finally going to court in FIFA fraud trial

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s 11-day trial on charges of defrauding FIFA starts Wednesday — finally bringing the epic downfall of soccer’s former world leaders into criminal court. The fallout from the case ousted Blatter ahead of the schedule as president of FIFA and ended Platini’s campaign to succeed his former mentor. It also removed … Read more

Johnny Depp has a hill to climb, Amber Heard has a mountain: Experts on whether they can rebuild images, career after libel trial

After an explosive six-week libel trial followed by millions on social media and live TV, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard each face an uphill battle: trying to rebuild their images and careers. Depp already has a head start, with a jury verdict Wednesday largely favoring his narrative, that his ex-wife defamed him by accusing him … Read more

Why attitudes towards domestic violence differ across cultures

After over six weeks of testimony in a defamation trial, the fate of actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has now been decided in Depp’s favour. This high-profile trial has been parodied, discussed, and remixed since it began on April 11, largely due to the fact that it has been publicly broadcast and live-streamed on … Read more

Explained: Bill Cosby’s sexual assault civil trial, and why it matters

Eleven months after he was freed from prison When a Pennsylvania appeals court threw out his criminal conviction, Bill Cosby, 85, will again be the defendant in a trial over sexual assault allegations. This time, it will be in a civil case in California relating to events in mid-1970s Los Angeles. A jury in the … Read more

Russian surviving life in Ukraine’s first war crimes trial

A captured Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian was killed by a Ukrainian court Monday to life in prison — the maximum — amid signs the Kremlin may, in turn, put on trial some of the fighters who surrendered at Mariupol’s steelworks. Meanwhile, in a rare public expression of opposition to the … Read more

Amber Heard calls trial with Johnny Depp ‘torture’; says ‘I want to move on’ | English Movie News

Amber Heard testedified on Monday that the multi-million dollar defamation suit filed against her by her former husband Johnny Depp is “torture” and she just wants him to leave her alone so she can move on with her life. The 36-year-old actress also told the jury hearing the case that she filed for divorce from … Read more

Explained: Why stakes are high in trial tied to Russia probe

The first trial resulting from special counsel John Durham’s investigation of the early days of the Trump-Russia probe hardly seems an explosive affair. It’s about a single false statement that a cybersecurity lawyer with ties to the Hillary Clinton campaign is alleged to have made to the FBI in 2016. Yet the stakes are high. … Read more

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial brings stan culture into the courtroom

A frenzied scene materializes four days a week at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia as fans seek seats at the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. The line to enter the courthouse begins before sunrise. Throughout the day, people appear carrying signs, wearing fan merch and costumes, even walking a … Read more