- The Sun just got access to 70, 000 of Johnny Depp’s private messages after they, according their attorney, were accidentally made available.
- The British tabloid has previously been accused of phone hacking and wire tapping politicians, celebrities and even royalty.
Everybody is focused on Johnny Depp’s alleged threats in leaked private SMS messages but nobody is asking the question, ‘how did The Sun get access to 70, 000 private messages?’
Could it be that The Sun hacked Johnny Depp’s phone and got a hold of his entire private message history? If the tabloids past is anything to go by then this is very likely.
Johnny Depp is currently suing the controversial British tabloid for defamation after they wrote and article calling him a ‘wife beater’. To counter The Sun released private messages sent by the actor painting him in a very negative light.
Johnny Depp’s phone allegedly hacked by British tabloid The Sun: shocking threats.
The leaked messages are between Johnny Depp and a good friend of his; Paul Bettany. The messages allegedly reveal threats of ‘burning’ and ‘drowning’ Amber Heard.
But what’s even more damning in the leaked messages is that Johnny admitted to being intoxicated during one of the flights Amber Heard alleged Johnny struck her. Depp had previously claimed that he was not intoxicated on that flight.
However, nobody is questioning just how The Sun was able to get there hands on 70, 000 of Depp’s private messages.
The Sun phone hacking scandal
Employees of the The Sun, and other New International tabloids, were previously accused of engaging in phone hacking, police bribery, and exercising improper influence in the pursuit of stories. Whilst investigations conducted from 2005 to 2007 appeared to show that the tabloid’s phone hacking activities were limited to celebrities, politicians, and members of the British royal family, in July 2011 it was revealed that the phones of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, relatives of deceased British soldiers, and victims of the 7 July 2005 London bombings had also been hacked.
Prince Harry sued The Sun for phone hacking scandal in 2019.
Murdoch and his son, James, admitted that a cover-up had taken place within the News of the World to hide the scope of the phone hacking.
Prince Harry sued The Sun for phone hacking
Then again, in 2019, The Sun were yet again sued, but this time by the royal family.
The (former) Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, sued The Sun and the Daily Mirror, claiming his voicemail messages were illegally accessed.
“My wife has become one of the latest victims of a British tabloid press that wages campaigns against individuals with no thought to the consequences — a ruthless campaign that has escalated over the past year.
“There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda, specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious,” Harry stated.
Johnny Depp’s private messages are not threats
The private messages which were seemingly obtained illegally may be distasteful and damaging, but they are certainly not threats.
Since the graphic private messages were never meant to be seen by Amber Heard and, in turn, never intimidated her, they cannot be perceived as threats.
Johnny Depp v. The Sun in defamation case. Hacked messaged allegedly reveal threats.
And since common sense denotes that surely Johnny Depp had no intention of actually ‘burning and drowning’ Amber Heard it is not admissible as evidence of a threat or a conspiracy for The Sun in the courts.
The focus should be on The Sun and how they obtained this sensitive information on Johnny Depp; especially 70,000 of his private messages, not some nasty things Johnny said about his wife in a private message to his friend.
Do the ‘leaked’ messages change your views and opinions on Johnny Depp? Do you believe it still counts as threats? Let us know in the comments below.