It is clear that neither all the love, nor the money, nor the fame are enough to save one from being accused of insults or slander, and some celebrities are the clear example of that.
Learn about some of the celebrity stories that have been seen involved in defamation lawsuits.
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Miley Cyrus vs. Liam Hemsworth:
Just almost two months after the singer Miley Cyrus released her song ‘Flowers’, her ex-husband, Liam Hemsworth, would have considered filing a lawsuit against her for defamation.
Said composition, which speaks of a relationship that ends for different reasons, supposedly would have caused actor Liam Hemworth problems regarding his employment situation.
Although the singer Miley Cyrus never mentions that the lyrics are dedicated to or inspired by the relationship she had with the actor, the references she makes are obvious. For that reason, The actor would possibly sue the singer, because according to what he has caused damage to his image to the point of almost losing employment contracts, specifically that of participating in the series The Witcher.
Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard:
Between April 11 and June 1, 2022, the actor and film producer Johnny Depp and the actress and model Amber Heard starred in one of the most controversial media scandals by filing a lawsuit due to a lawsuit filed between themaccused of defamation.
Johnny Depp alleged three counts of defamation for $50 million in damages from defendant Amber Heard, who countersued for $100 million pesos.
During the arguments in the middle of the trial, Depp defended himself and accused her of being a mythomaniac, expressing that it was his fault that he damaged his image and reputation. In addition to the loss of million-dollar work contracts, such as continuing to give life to Captain Jack Sparrow, from the Pirates of the Caribbean saga, from the Disney media and entertainment medium. And to participate in the Fantastic Animals franchise belonging to the Warner film and entertainment studio.
In the end, a jury ended up agreeing with the actor and Amber Heard was forced to pay him compensation in the amount of 10.3 million dollars.
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Justin Bieber against two fans:
In June 2020, while the covid-19 pandemic was underway, Justin Bieber filed a lawsuit against two alleged followers who accused him of sexual assault.
It all started through the Twitter platform, when a girl named Danielle reported that the Canadian singer had gone too far with her. The girl recounts that the events happened when she and other friends went to the hotel, after being invited by the artist.
The second lawsuit was against a girl named Kadi, who claimed that she had been abused by the artist in 2015, in a hotel in New York. It was for this reason that the singer decided to counter-sue the two women for a sum of 20 million dollars, accusing them of defamation.
The singer’s legal team took it upon themselves to gather all the necessary evidence in order to prove that the statements made against the singer were false.
Cardi B against youtuber Latasha Kebe:
It all started in 2018, when Latasha Kebe, a youtuber dedicated to publishing information about celebrities, began spreading false news against the singer.
In September of that same year the youtuber posted a video, with an interview of an alleged woman who claimed to know Cardi B before she was famous. Where revealed that the singer, before devoting herself to music, worked as a prostitute, had venereal diseases and was addicted to cocaine.
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After this, the singer asked the youtuber download the video from the network, but even so, Latasha published a new material where she stated that everything she said was true and that, in addition, the singer was being unfaithful to her husband.
Cardi B was forced to sue her for defamation, since this caused damage to her image, something that could lead to loss of job offers. In addition, the singer attacked the youtuber through social networks, referring to her as a slanderer and a liar. Latasha did not hesitate to make a counterclaim for having received threats and physical attacks.
After the trial, the jury agreed with the rapper and the influencer was forced to pay compensation for 1.25 million dollars.
Brad Pitt vs. Angelina Jolie:
The most recent controversy starring both actors took place in June 2022, when Angelina Jolie decided to sell her shares in the vineyard that she had with the actor to a Russian investor, with the intention, according to Brad Pitt, of damaging her image and reputation.
Finally, through his lawyers, the American film producer sued the businesswoman. According to statements given to People magazine, the actor recounted that Angelina only wanted to harm him by selling half the company to a “stranger with poisonous associations and intentions.”
Chris Brown vs. Parisian model:
Chris Brown was accused on January 21, 2019 of sexual abuse by a model. The events were recorded ten years after his ex-partner, the singer Rihanna, took him to trial for having physically assaulted her.
According to the woman, the events occurred in a hotel room in Paris, where the singer and two other men abused her.
The composer was arrested and taken into police custody, along with the other two men. But in less than 24 hours the singer was released.
That said, at the suggestion of his lawyer, Raphaël Chiche, the singer decided to file a countersuit against the woman for defamation. In addition, he spoke through social networks, where he flatly denied the facts.
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