13 June 2022

Amber Heard: Actor breaks silence by saying she doesn’t blame jury for Johnny Depp verdict

This is Heard’s first interview since Johnny Depp won his defamation case against his ex wife.

In a preview clip released Monday, Amber Heard said on the Today Show that she doesn’t blame the jury for siding against her in the highly publicised defamation trial between her and Johnny Depp. “I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor,” she said.

Despite Heard’s allegations of abuse throughout the six-week trial, which took place on camera, the jury found that a column she wrote for The Washington Post about domestic violence was defamatory and awarded $10.35m (£8.2m) in damages to Depp, even though the article did not name him.

However, when discussing the extended negative social media coverage she faced, Heard said she believed her treatment had been unfair. “I don’t care what one thinks about me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in my marriage, behind closed doors. I don’t presume the average person should know those things. And so I don’t take it personally,” Heard said.

“But even somebody who is sure I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I’m lying, you still couldn’t look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation. You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair.”

On 7th June, Depp shared a video compilation of footage from his recent UK concerts with Jeff Beck. In the caption, he wrote: “To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been everywhere together, we have seen everything together.”

“We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together.” Depp continued: “You are, as always, my employers and once again I am whittled down to no way to say thank you, other than just by saying thank you. So, thank you. My love & respect, JD.”

 

 

  • Writer Chris Saunders
  • Banner Image Credit Twitter / Today Show

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