Amber Heard doesn’t ‘blame’ jury for siding with Johnny Depp


Amber Heard is speaking out in her first interview since her defamation trial with her former husband, Johnny Depp.

The Aquaman star talked to NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie in a preview released on Monday.

Both Heard and Depp were found liable for defamation in duelling lawsuits against each other. The jury, however, awarded significantly more damages to Depp.


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Actor Amber Heard reacts with her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft after the verdict was read. (AP)

Heard told Guthrie she understood.

“I don’t blame them. I actually understand,” she said.

“He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”

Heard said she doesn’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,” she said.

She said she did not take the decision personally.

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Actor Amber Heard said she did not take the jury’s decision personally. (AP)

“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,” she said.

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“You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair.”

A spokesperson for Heard said Depp’s legal team “blanketed the media for days after the verdict with numerous statements and interviews on television”.

“Depp himself did the same on social media,” they told CNN, in a statement.

Actor Johnny Depp waved to supporters as he departs the Fairfax County Courthouse. (AP)

“Ms Heard simply intended to respond to what they aggressively did last week; she did so by expressing her thoughts and feelings, much of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand.”

CNN has reached out to representatives of Depp for comment.

The NBC interview will air on the US Today program on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as on Dateline on Friday.

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