In her first interview after sentencing, Amber Heard called her ex-husband a ‘great actor’ and said her treatment online during the trial was unfair.
NEW YORK – Amber Heard says she doesn’t blame the jury that awarded Johnny Depp more than $10 million after a six-week defamation trial in her first post-sentence interview.
“I don’t blame them,” Heard told “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie in an interview clip that aired Monday on NBC. “I really understand. He is a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a great actor. ”
“Today” plans to air more interviews with Heard on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The interview, which aired nearly two weeks after the ruling, also saw Heard award $2 million for her claim that one of Depp’s attorneys defamed her.
Depp sued Heard for defamation in Virginia in a December 2018 article she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a figurehead for domestic abuse”. His lawyers say he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned him by name.
The rulings ended a televised trial that Depp hopes will help restore his reputation, though it has turned out to be a sight that opens the door to a tumultuous marriage and the two acting Employees all appear with unclear prospects for their careers.
Guthrie pressed Heard about her credibility and what it meant to jurors in clips released Monday. “There is no polite way to say that. The jury has considered the evidence you presented. They listened to your testimony and they don’t believe you,” she said. They think you are lying. “
Heard replied, “How could they not come to that conclusion? They sat in those chairs and listened to over three weeks non-stop, non-stop testimonies from salaried employees” and witnesses, which the actor describes as “random people” or random people.
Depp, who has yet to give an official interview about the case, has said the verdict “gave me back to life.” After the verdict, Heard said in a statement that she was heartbroken, while her attorney said in a separate “Today” interview that her client had been “devilted” on social media. and she plans to appeal the verdict.
“I don’t care what people think of me or what you want to judge about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in my marriage, behind closed doors. I don’t think the average person should know those things, and so I don’t take it personally,” Heard told Guthrie.
“You still can’t look me in the eye and tell me you think there’s a fair amount of representation on social media. You can’t tell me you think this is fair,” Heard said.
Heard’s interview will also be featured in Friday’s episode of “Dateline.”
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