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Amber Heard speaks out about Johnny Depp verdict, says trial was not ‘truthful’ – Nationwide


Amber Heard has given her first sit-down interview following the decision within the defamation lawsuit filed by her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

In Might, a jury in Fairfax, Va., dominated in favour of Depp, 58, deciding he had actually been defamed in a 2018 Washington Put up op-ed penned by Heard, 36. The jury awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages (all U.S. {dollars}).

Heard was additionally awarded a partial win, receiving $2 million for a 2016 assertion by Depp’s former lawyer and press agent that the jury discovered to be false and defamatory.

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Heard sat for an interview with NBC’s At the moment present host Savannah Guthrie to debate the decision, the trial proceedings and the position of social media in forming an overwhelmingly pro-Depp public opinion.

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On social media platforms like TikTok, most customers are vehemently in opposition to Heard. As of June 13, the #justiceforjohnnydepp has over 20.7 billion views, whereas #justiceforamberheard has 92.4 million.

“Even anyone who is bound I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even in case you assume that I’m mendacity, you continue to couldn’t look me within the eye and inform me that you simply assume on social media there’s been a good illustration,” Heard stated. “You can’t inform me that you simply assume that this has been truthful.”

The Aquaman actor added that she is just not offended by a lot of the general public’s resentment for her.

“I don’t care what one thinks about me or what judgments you need to make about what occurred within the privateness of my own residence, in my marriage, behind closed doorways,” Heard stated. “I don’t presume the typical individual ought to know this stuff. And so I don’t take it personally.”

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Within the interview, Heard provides that she doesn’t “blame” the jury for unanimously siding with Depp.

“I don’t blame them,” she stated. “I really perceive. He’s a beloved character and other people really feel they know him. He’s a incredible actor.”

In an extra assertion from a spokesperson for Amber Heard, the actor defined her reasoning for showing on the At the moment present.

“Johnny Depp’s authorized workforce blanketed the media for days after the decision with quite a few statements and interviews on tv, and Depp himself did the identical on social media,” the assertion learn. On Wednesday, Depp launched his first TikTok, thanking his “most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters.”

@johnnydepp

To all of my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We’ve been in all places collectively, we’ve got seen every part collectively. We now have walked the identical street collectively. We did the best factor collectively, all since you cared. And now, we’ll all transfer ahead collectively. You’re, as at all times, my employers and as soon as once more I’m whittled right down to no solution to say thanks, different than simply by saying thanks. So, thanks. My love & respect, JD

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“Ms. Heard merely meant to answer what they aggressively did final week; she did so by expressing her ideas and emotions, a lot of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand,” Heard’s assertion concluded.

On June 2, Heard’s lawyer confirmed she could be interesting the decision, claiming that Depp’s authorized workforce had “demonized” Heard within the public and suppressed proof in courtroom.

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The At the moment interview with Amber Heard will air Tuesday and Wednesday. An hour-long particular may also air Friday on Dateline.

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