#Defamation

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Johnny Depp lost a libel case against the Sun in 2020. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Johnny Depp's attorney described Amber Heard's claims as a 'grandiose lie'
  • Two LAPD officers were wearing body cameras when they responded to Heard's 911 call
  • Depp's defamation trial against Heard will be held in April, 2022

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Javed Akhtar alleged that Kangana Ranaut dragged his name while referring to a "coterie" existing in Bollywood during interviews. (Photo credit: Instagram/KanganaRanaut)

  • Kangana Ranaut filed a plea against the proceedings of Javed Akhtar's defamation complaint 
  • Lyricist Javed Akhtar accused Kangana of impugning his reputation
  • He filed a defamation complaint in November 2020

.Singapore
Singapore blogger was ordered to pay $100,000 for Defaming PM. (Photo credit-Twitter @ Leongszehian)

  • Leong Sze Hian was sued by Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
  • The blogger had shared a piece , which linked Lee to the money-laundering scandal at state fund 1MDB in Malaysia
  • A court last month found in Lee's favour and ordered the blogger to pay the PM $99,000

.Singapore
Singapore blogger ordered to pay $100,000 for defaming PM Lee Hsien Loong.(Photo credit-Twitter @ Leongszehian)

  • Leong Sze Hian, a Singaporean blogger, to pay $100,000 to PM Lee Hsien Loong in defamation case
  • The defaming article alleged PM Lee helped Malasyin PM to launder money
  • Tim, Leong's lawyer, describes the court’s verdict as wrong

.Puducherry, India
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy hands over his resignation letter to Lt Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan after he failed to prove his majority in the Assembly. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • V Narayanasamy has threatened to file a criminal defamation case against Home Minister Amit Shah
  • Shah had acccused him of corruption
  • Former CM will file a case if accusations come out to be false, he said

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Lyricist Javed Akhtar had filed a defamation case against actor Kangana Ranaut. (Photo Credit: Instagram/KanganaRanaut)

  • Kangana Ranaut failed to appear in the court on March 1 for her hearing 
  • Her advocate said that summons were issued without following proper procedure
  • Her advocate also said a petition will be filed in the Bombay High Court 

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
A criminal defamation case against Union Home Minister Amit Shah was filed by TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee. (Photo Credit: PTI/File)

  • The court forwarded the case the Metropolitan Magistrate Court over jurisdiction issues
  • The court took note of Shah's lawyer Brajesh Jha's submission that the mentioned address of the home minister was incorrect
  • Shah is accused of making defamatory statements against Abhishek Banerjee during a rally

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
The special judge of MP/MLA court at Bidhannagar directed that Shah is 'required to appear in person/by pleader' at 10 am on February 22. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Amit Shah will have to appear either personally or through a lawyer before the court on February 22
  • This is in connection with a defamation case lodged against him by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee
  • Banerjee's lawyer claimed that Shah made certain defamatory statements against him at a rally in August 2018

.Moscow, Russia
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was sentenced to serve nearly three years in jail last week. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Alexei Navalny has been alleged of defaming a World War II veteran
  • Navalny's arrest on arrival back to Russia last month sparked large nationwide protests
  • He was poisoned with nerve agent last year 

.Florida, USA
Fox News reportedly had been considering to take action against Dobbs even before the occurrence of the lawsuit. (Photo credit: Twitter/@LouDobbs)

  • ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ was cancelled a day after Smartmatic's defamation suit
  • Amounting to $2.7 billion, the lawsuit names Dobbs as well as hosts Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro
  • Dobbs received praise from former president Donald Trump after the latter left White House