Amber Heard Speaks Out: 'You Cannot Tell Me That You Think That This Has Been Fair'



Amber Heard has given her first TV interview since the jury in her defamation trial against Johnny Depp returned their verdicts earlier this month and sided mostly with the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

Taking part in a sit-down interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, the 36-year-old Aquaman star said she doesn't blame the jury for siding against her but doesn't think the legal battle was a fair fight.

The seven jurors serving on the case awarded her $2 million but decided her former husband - who she accused of physical and sexual abuse - should receive $15 million.


The amount was later reduced to $10.35 million due to a matter of Virginia state law.

A preview of the interview aired on Monday morning on the network's Today show.


In the preview, she said of the jury: "I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor."

Challenging this, Guthrie said: "Their job is to not be dazzled by that. Their job is to look at the facts and the evidence and they did not believe your testimony or your evidence."

Heard responded: "Again, how could they? After listening to three and a half weeks of testimony about how I was a non-credible person, not to believe a word that came out of my mouth."


Discussing how social media simultaneously targeted her and hailed Depp as an innocent victim, Heard said: "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."


Shortly after the verdict, Heard's attorney Elaine Bredehoft said in an interview on The Today Show that though the jury were were instructed not to do any research outside the court, the hate directed at Heard online would have been impossible to escape.

She said: "How can you not? They went home every night. They have families. The families are on social media. We had a 10-day break in the middle because of the judicial conference. There’s no way they couldn’t have been influenced by it."

The interview is set to air at 8 PM EST on June 17.




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