Amber Heard says she doesn’t blame the jury that awarded Johnny Depp greater than $10 million after a contentious six-week libel trial in her first post-verdict interview. “I don’t blame them,” Heard instructed “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie in an interview clip aired Monday on NBC. “I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”
“Today” plans to air extra of its interview with Heard on Tuesday and Wednesday. The interview is airing almost two weeks after the decision, which additionally noticed Heard awarded $2 million over her declare that one in all Depp’s attorneys defamed her.
Depp sued Heard for libel in Virginia over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” His attorneys stated he was defamed by the article regardless that it by no means talked about his title.
The verdicts brought an end to a televised trial that Depp hopes will assist restore his repute, although it changed into a spectacle that provided a window right into a unstable marriage and each actors emerged with unclear prospects for his or her careers.
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Guthrie pressed Heard on her credibility and what it meant to jurors within the clips launched Monday. “There’s no polite way to say it. The jury looked at the evidence you presented. They listened to your testimony and they did not believe you,” she stated. “They thought you were lying.”
Heard responded, “How could they not come to that conclusion? They had sat in those seats and heard over three weeks of non-stop, relentless testimony from paid employees” and witnesses the actor described as “randos” or random folks.
Depp, who has not but accomplished a proper interview in regards to the case, has stated the decision “gave me my life back.” Heard stated in an announcement after the decision that she was heartbroken, whereas her legal professional stated in a separate “Today” interview that her shopper was “demonized” on social media and she or he plans to attraction the judgment.
“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 instructed Guthrie.
“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,” Heard stated.
The Heard interview may even be featured in Friday’s Dateline episode.