Judge denies Amber Heard bid to dismiss Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit

A judge on Tuesday let Johnny Depp move forward with his libel suit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, after the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star rested his case.Heard's lawyers had asked the judge to dismiss the case, arguing that Depp had failed to make his case as a matter of law and that no reasonable jury could find in his favor.But the judge, Penney Azcarate, said the standard for dismissing a case at this point in the trial is exceedingly high, and that the case should be allowed to move forward if Depp has provided even a "scintilla" of evidence backing up his claims.

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