Amber Heard Speaks Out Publicly For First Time Since Johnny Depp Trial

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Johnny Depp, 59, recently sued his ex-wife, Amber Heard, 36, for defamation after she wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post, where she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Ms. Heard countersued Mr. Depp, claiming that he “defamed her when his former lawyer released statements saying her allegations of abuse were a hoax.”

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After six weeks of many witnesses taking the stand, including Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, and Depp’s ex, Kate Moss, on Wednesday, June 1, the jury came back with a verdict.

The jury found Ms. Heard defamed Mr. Depp by publicly accusing him of domestic abuse. The jury found that Mr. Depp proved Ms. Heard lied about her allegations.

In Heard’s countersuit against Depp, the jury found that Depp’s former attorney, Adam Waldman, publicly defamed her. Heard now owes Depp $15 million. Depp owes Heard $2 million in compensatory damages.

Amber Heard in the courtroom on Monday, sitting with her lawyers who are just out of frame.
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After the jury’s verdict, Amber Heard released a statement, which read, in part:

“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.”

Now, for the first time since the trial ended, the Aquaman actress is speaking out publicly.

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According to Variety, Ms. Heard recently sat down with Today’s Savannah Guthrie in a primetime interview, which is set to air this Tuesday and Wednesday on NBC. In the interview, Heard speaks to Guthrie, explaining that she understands why the jury reached their verdict in favor of Depp. “I don’t blame them,” Heard said. “I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”

Amber Heard went on to speak about the negative social media coverage she has faced, saying she believed her treatment was 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.

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.”

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The full interview is set to air Tuesday and Wednesday on NBC

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