Monday, December 7, 2020. Today, The Family Practice Press offered to provide a Report to Jenny Alfa of Schillings solicitors in preparation for the Appeal to the libel ruling of Justice Nicol in the Johnny Depp libel case against the Sun newspaper.
“The outright disregard of the counter-evidence, as quoted by Jenny Alfa in the Times today is common practice to the judiciary’s total ignorance of domestic violence issues and the bias against male victims in particular.” Julian Nettlefold of the Family Practice Press said.
“From our point of view, consideration should have been made of the possibility that Johnny Depp himself may be a victim of domestic violence. There was evidence of a number of times when he reacted to the situation in which he found himself. From what we could see from this evidence it was taken out against objects and furniture, not his wife, which demonstrates a frustration in the relationship by both parties; this is not evidence that Johnny Depp is an abuser. In those 12 events quoted in the case, clear third party evidence is required to prove that this abuse took place. For too long Domestic Violence issues have been aired in civil courts without the required proof of evidence. Domestic Violence is a crime, the only place that these issues have to be heard to prove not only that Domestic Violence exists in a relationship but to punish the perpetrator accordingly, is a criminal court. For too long civil courts in the UK have allowed unsubstantiated allegations of domestic violence by both male and female victims.”
“We look forward to all the available evidence being examined in the Court Of Appeal. Disregard of key domestic violence issues and underlying health or upbringing issues in either party, such as my own case, contributes to cases going wrong and subsequent miscarriages of justice. The result of such an Appeal to a high-profile case such as this may well pave the way to changing the whole process of how Domestic Violence issues are dealt with in UK Courts and make non-disclosure of key evidence an offence. Once all the key evidence is examined in Court ten the true nature of this case will become clear and the Court of Appeal can rule accordingly” Julian Nettlefold said. “Today, I posted a signed copy of my book, ‘Saving The Situation,’ to Johnny Depp and offered our help in his Appeal.”
For further information contact:
Julian Nettlefold, Family Practice Press
(M) 077689 54766