Amber Heard Admits In First TV Interview Since Trial: 'I’m Not A Good Victim'

Amber Heard has admitted to not being a "perfect victim" in a new interview with The Today Show's Savannah Guthrie.
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In her first televised interview since a seven-person jury took Johnny Depp's side in the ex-couple's explosive defamation trial, Heard was asked by the NBC host about something the Edward Scissorhands star had said to her over text.

Guthrie said: “There’s a text message where Johnny promises total global humiliation for you. Do you feel like that came true?”

“I know he promised it, I testified to this,” Heard said. “I’m not a good victim, I get it. I’m not a likeable victim, I’m not a perfect victim, but when I testified I asked the jury to just see me as human and hear his own words, which is a promise to do this. It feels as though he has.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Heard implied she feared there would be more lawsuits from Depp in the future.

“I’m scared that no matter what I do, no matter what I say or how I say it, every step I take will present another opportunity for this sort of silencing,” she said. “Which is what I guess a defamation lawsuit is meant to do, it’s meant to take your voice. “I took for granted what I assumed was my right to speak.”

Heard said previously that she did not believe the trial was a "fair" one due to the role of social media in it.

In a preview of the interview, 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."

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