Throughout her first post-verdict interview, Amber Heard known as her ex-husband a ‘improbable actor’ and mentioned her therapy on-line in the course of the trial had been unfair.
NEW YORK — Amber Heard says she does not 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 advised “Right now” co-host Savannah Guthrie in an interview clip aired Monday on NBC. “I truly perceive. He’s a beloved character and other people really feel they know him. He’s a improbable actor.”
“Right now” plans to air extra of its interview with Heard on Tuesday and Wednesday. The interview is airing practically two weeks after the decision, which additionally noticed Heard awarded $2 million over her declare that certainly one of Depp’s attorneys defamed her.
Depp sued Heard for libel in Virginia over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Put up describing herself as “a public determine representing home abuse.” His legal professionals mentioned he was defamed by the article regardless that it by no means talked about his title.
The verdicts introduced an finish to a televised trial that Depp hopes will assist restore his repute, although it become a spectacle that provided a window right into a unstable marriage and each actors emerged with unclear prospects for his or her careers.
Guthrie pressed Heard on her credibility and what it meant to jurors within the clips launched Monday. “There’s no well mannered solution to say it. The jury seemed on the proof you offered. They listened to your testimony and they didn’t consider you,” she mentioned. “They thought you had been mendacity.”
Heard responded, “How may they not come to that conclusion? They’d sat in these seats and heard over three weeks of continuous, relentless testimony from paid staff” and witnesses the actor described as “randos” or random folks.
Depp, who has not but executed a proper interview concerning the case, has mentioned the decision “gave me my life again.” Heard mentioned in a press release after the decision that she was heartbroken, whereas her lawyer mentioned in a separate “Right now” interview that her consumer was “demonized” on social media and he or she plans to enchantment the judgment.
“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. I don’t presume the typical particular person ought to know these issues, and so I don’t take it personally,” Heard advised Guthrie.
“You continue to couldn’t look me within the eye and inform me that you just assume on social media there’s been a good illustration. You can not inform me that you just assume that this has been honest,” Heard mentioned.
The Heard interview may also be featured in Friday’s “Dateline” episode.