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Depp & Heard will appear in court Monday in London

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend The Art of Elysium in 2016 Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images

The show must go on in Great Britain.  Not concerned by pesky life-threatening virus’, London’s High Court will be hearing the alleged abuse case between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.

Despite the worldwide travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, Depp plans to fly in from his French chateau to be at the court in person for the anticipated start of the trial Monday. He has suggested Heard should be there too. Depp is suing British paper the Sun over a 2018 story stating he is a “wife-beater,” which he claims cost him the role in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise. Depp, who finalized his divorce from Heard in 2016, is also suing her in the US in a $50 million defamation case. Depp strongly denies abusing Heard, claiming she was the “aggressor.”

Depp is currently practicing social distancing at his sprawling $63 million chateau in the South of France, while Heard is in LA. A British judge will rule on Friday if the trial can proceed, given the risk of gathering a large group of lawyers and media in a courtroom.