For the first time on national television, Amber Heard is breaking her silence after her defamation suit loss against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Heard has given her first TV interview since the court battle on NBC’s Today Show with interviewer Savannah Guthrie – in a full one-hour interview which will air on June 17.
The 36-year-old Hollywood actress claimed that she didn’t get “fair” social media representation during the lengthy defamation trial, which she lost after the jury sided with Depp.
In the preview of the interview, Heard asserted that she does not ‘blame’ the jury for their decision. The verdict was in favor of Depp, they awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages and awarded Heard $2 million in damages.
Here’s what Heard about the jury’s decision in favor of Depp:
“I don’t blame them, I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”
After suggesting the jury was not objective, but instead swayed by Depp’s charm and status, Heard emphasized that social media was “unfair” to her, too, even if you think she did perpetrate a hoax against Depp.
“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. 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,” the actress added.
Watch the video below:
.@savannahguthrie sat down for an exclusive conversation with #AmberHeard. “You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair,” Heard shared, in reference to social media representation. pic.twitter.com/56Ju7pYg1x
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 13, 2022
More of this report from Daily Wire:
Depp, on the contrary, said the verdict gave him his “life back” and took aim at the media for helping Heard peddle a false narrative about him.
“Six years later, the jury gave me my life back,” he said in a statement. “I am truly humbled.”
“False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor continued. “It had already traveled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career.”
Depp added that he pursued the case in the first place to “reveal the truth.”
A spokeswoman for Heard has said the “Aquaman” actress plans to appeal the verdict.
According to reports, the interview was filmed on Thursday, June 9 in New York under tight security and secrecy.