Hello, my name is Nick Wallis. I am a British TV, radio and online journalist and I live in England.
I became interested in reporting Johnny Depp’s legal actions when I was assigned to cover the Depp v NGN libel trial in July 2020 at the High Court in London. Having fulfilled my broadcast commitments, I crowdfunded my reporting, providing a blow-by-blow account of proceedings via twitter. As the trial progress I collected and published witness statements and transcripts, which you can browse here. The trial concluded with a victory for NGN (owners of The Sun newspaper), who called Johnny Depp a “wife-beater“.
I set up this website with a view to it becoming an online hub for my activity during the Depp v Heard libel trial. This began in April 2022 at Fairfax County Court in Virginia, USA. It concluded with a verdict in favour of Johnny Depp. The jury did not believe Amber Heard’s abuse allegations, finding the opinion piece she wrote for Washington Post both defamatory and made with malice. I have posted up the unofficial transcripts from that trial here.
My passage to America for Depp v Heard was crowdfunded by hundreds of incredibly generous people who kindly subscribed to my newsletter. My capacity to report the trial was supplemented by freelance commissions from the UK, America and Australia (and I think, on one memorable occasion, Egypt).
I have now put the finishing touches to a book called Depp v Heard: the unreal story detailing Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s disastrous relationship and their epic legal battles. You can find out more about that here.
If you would like to get in touch, please use this contact form to send me a message. It will go straight to my inbox. During very busy periods I cannot promise I will be able to respond, but I do read everything I get sent.
Another story close to my heart is the Post Office Horizon scandal. I fronted an eleven-part series on the subject for BBC Radio 4 (now available as a podcast from your favourite podcast provider), a BBC Panorama documentary and I co-wrote a book called The Great Post Office Scandal, which is available worldwide via The Book Depository.
I have also fronted several crime series for Channel 5/Spike TV which occasionally show up in other countries via Netflix and the like.