What to know about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial

Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for libel in Virginia after The Washington Post published her opinion piece. (AP)

Three years after actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, for defamation over an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post about being a survivor of domestic abuse, the case is going to trial on Monday in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia.

Depp and Heard are both scheduled to appear in the courtroom. There are more than 100 witnesses who could testify in the trial, which could last at least six weeks.

Here’s what to know about the case.

A timeline of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s ongoing legal battle