Johnny Depp's Team Responds To Amber Heard Dateline Interview

Johnny Depp's lawyers have hit back at Amber Heard after her explosive interview with NBC's Dateline aired last night (June 17).
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The Aquaman star opened up about her and Depp's blockbuster defamation trial after jurors sided with her ex-husband and awarded him over $10 million in damages.

In her first sit-down interview since the trial, Heard told NBC News' Savannah Guthrie that the verdict was unfairly influenced by social media, and reiterated her claims that Depp had been physically abusive towards her.

Depp has repeatedly denied any allegations of physical abuse against Heard.

Now, Depp's legal team has responded to the high-profile interview in a statement where they say it is "unfortunate" that Heard is "repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters" that were put to bed in the courtroom.

"It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor," a spokesperson for the Pirates of the Caribbean actor said per The New York Post.

Among the many headline-making assertions made by Heard in her Dateline interview was her claim that the jury had been influenced by overwhelmingly pro-Depp social media coverage of the trial.

"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," she told Guthrie.

The actor also handed over "years" worth of therapy notes to Dateline, which she claims contain detailed descriptions of alleged instances when Depp was physically abusive towards her.

"There's a binder worth of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor who I was reporting the abuse to," she said.

During their trial, Judge Penney Azcarate - who oversaw Depp and Heard's court case last month - dismissed the binder of therapy notes as "hearsay" and barred Heard's lawyers from submitting it as evidence.

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