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In this issue of zoom-in brief, The Sun fails to halt Johnny Depp’s libel action over ‘wife-beater’ article; Ofcom finds Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! not in breach over repeated programme; whilst leading philosophy Professor wins £20,000 libel damages against Twitter user over “under-age botty sex videos” claim.
In this issue of zoom-in brief, film star Johnny Depp sues The Sun over ‘wife-beater’ allegation; The Sun has paid substantial damages and made a public apology to the family of a deceased grandmother over the publication of stolen topless pictures of her; and Rebel Wilson’s A$4.5m defamation damages are cut to A$600,000 on appeal.