Depp v. Heard Juror Speaks Out After Trial Verdict: 'A Lot Of Her Story Didn't Add Up'



One of the jurors from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial has spoken out in the wake of the explosive court case.

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After weeks of headline-making courtroom action, the jury announced last month that they had unanimously sided with Depp in the celebrity exes defamation trial.

Now, a member of the jury has broken their silence to slam Heard's claims that they were taken in by her famously charismatic ex-husband.

Instead, the male juror said that they were "uncomfortable" with the way the Aquaman star stared at them and struggled to believe her when she flitted between floods of tears and an icy demeanor.


In an anonymous interview with Good Morning America, he also rebuked insinuations that the jury had been taken in by social media, claiming that three jurors do not have Twitter or Facebook.

"The crying, the facial expressions, the staring at the jury...all of us were very uncomfortable," the mystery juror said.
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He went on to say that they reached their verdict by weighing up the facts of the case, claiming: "We followed the evidence."

"A lot of her story didn't add up... the majority of the jury felt that she was the aggressor. The crying, the facial expressions that she had, the staring at the jury. All of us were very uncomfortable... she would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold," he continued, adding: "Some of us used the expression 'crocodile tears.'"

He explained how the jury's trust in Heard was rocked when she admitted she had not donated her $7 million divorce settlement to charity after publically claiming to have done so. As for Depp, the juror said that he came across as more genuine and that what he was saying was just more believable.


The unnamed juror then added that he believed that both Depp and Heard were abusive towards each other. But, at the end of the day, he said the jury did not believe Depp "rose to the level" of what Heard was claiming in court.


He also refuted Heard's claims that social media impacted the verdict, claiming: "Myself and at least two other jurors don't use Twitter or Facebook. Others who had it made a point not to talk about it."

On June 1, jurors announced that they had sided with Depp and ruled that Heard did defame him when she claimed to be a domestic abuse victim in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.




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