Amber Heard stands by testimony to her ‘dying day’

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Amber Heard insisted in an interview that aired Tuesday that she stands by “every word” of her testimony – almost two weeks after Johnny Depp received his defamation case towards her. 

A Virginia jury awarded Depp $10.35 million in damages, rejecting Heard’s claims she was bodily and sexually abused by him. 

“Of course to my dying day I will stand by every word of my testimony,” she instructed Savannah Guthrie on the “Today” present in her first interview because the verdict got here down. 

The jury additionally awarded Heard $2 million in her countersuit, discovering that Depp had defamed her by means of his lawyer.

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The actress stated the case was about “the freedom to speak truth to power.”  Guthrie stated whether or not she had been truthful was what was at subject on the trial, however Heard doubled down. “That’s all I spoke, and I spoke it to power and I paid the price,” Heard stated.

The “Aquaman” actress blasted the general public nature of the continuing, which was live-streamed on numerous networks. On Twitter and TikTok, Heard was relentlessly ridiculed.

Actress Amber Heard, right, and her sister Whitney Heard, second left, depart the Fairfax County Courthouse on June 1, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia, after a jury awards Johnny Depp $10.35 million in his defamation case. 

Actress Amber Heard, proper, and her sister Whitney Heard, second left, depart the Fairfax County Courthouse on June 1, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia, after a jury awards Johnny Depp $10.35 million in his defamation case. 
(Photograph by Rod Lamkey/Consolidated Information Photos)

“The vast majority of this trial was played out on social media,” she stated. “I think that this trial is an example of that gone haywire, that gone amok, and the jury is not immune to that…I think even for the most well-intentioned juror, it would have been impossible to avoid this.”

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She described passing lots of of Depp followers on her approach into the Fairfax County Courthouse, who have been holding indicators that stated “burn the witch” and “death to Amber.”

When it was her flip to testify, she stepped into the witness field and noticed Depp supporters, she stated. 

“I saw a courtroom packed full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans who were vocal, energized,” she instructed Guthrie. “This was the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through. I’ve never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human.”

Guthrie stated many individuals have been “disgusted” by the entire spectacle and had little sympathy for both facet. “I would not blame the average person for looking at this and how it’s been covered and not think that it is Hollywood brats at their worst,” she stated.

The journalist requested Heard to reply to an accusation from Depp’s lawyer that her testimony was the efficiency of her lifetime. 

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“Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers,” Heard scoffed, referring to Depp’s position in “Edward Scissorhands.” 

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Guthrie confronted Heard with audio recordings that have been performed on the trial during which she admitted instigating a bodily struggle with Depp and hitting him. 

In one other clip, she taunted him: “Tell the world, Johnny, tell them, ‘Johnny Depp, I, a man, I’m a victim too of domestic violence,’ and see how many people believe or side with you.”

A photo combination of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in court May 23, 2022.

A photograph mixture of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in courtroom Could 23, 2022.
(AP Photograph/Steve Helber, Pool)

Heard stated these excerpts of for much longer recordings do not precisely characterize their relationship. She stated that Depp lied when he testified he by no means hit her. 

One among Depp’s attorneys stated a part of the explanation she misplaced was as a result of she by no means took duty for something she did within the marriage. Heard stated this wasn’t true. 

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“I behaved in horrible, almost unrecognizable to myself ways. I have so much regret,” she instructed Guthrie. “I talked about the horrible language. I talked about being pushed to the extent where I didn’t even know the difference between right and wrong.”

Heard is anticipated to debate how she feels about Depp now partially 2 of her interview slated to air Wednesday morning. She known as her marriage to Depp “ugly” however stated it is also “beautiful.”

“It was very, very toxic,” she instructed Guthrie. “We were awful to each other. You know, I made a lot of mistakes, a lot of mistakes, but I’ve always told the truth.”

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