Amber Heard to interrupt silence on ‘Immediately Present’ in first post-verdict interview

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Amber Heard instructed Savannah Guthrie of the “Today Show” that she would not “blame” the jury for unanimously discovering that she had defamed her ex-husband Johnny Depp and awarding him greater than $10 million in damages.

“I don’t blame them,” she stated within the teaser, sporting a inexperienced shirt and her hair down. “I actually understand. He is a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”

NBC launched the two-minute clip from the blockbuster interview set to air on Tuesday, Wednesday and in a one-hour particular on “Dateline” Friday. It’s the first time Heard has spoken publicly because the devastating loss.

Guthrie didn’t maintain again. “There is no polite way to say it. The jury looked at the evidence you presented, they listened to your testimony, and they did not believe you. They thought you were lying,” the journalist stated. 

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“How could they not come to that conclusion,” Heard replied calmly. “They had sat in those seats and heard over three weeks of nonstop, relentless testimony from paid employees, and toward the end of the trial, randos.” 

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Heard was referring to strangers who got here ahead towards the top of the trial to testify on behalf of Depp – together with a luxurious trailer park proprietor and a TMZ discipline producer.

After a six-week trial in Virginia, a seven-panel jury awarded Depp $10.35 million in damages, discovering that Heard had defamed him when she wrote a 2018 op-ed within the Washington Publish figuring out herself as a home abuse sufferer. 

Amber Heard, right, and her sister Whitney Heard, second to left, depart the Fairfax County Courthouse on June 1, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia after she lost her ex-husband's defamation case against her.

Amber Heard, proper, and her sister Whitney Heard, second to left, depart the Fairfax County Courthouse on June 1, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia after she misplaced her ex-husband’s defamation case in opposition to her.
(Photograph by Rod Lamkey/Consolidated Information Footage)

She didn’t consult with Depp by title within the piece. Heard countersued her ex-husband, alleging he had defamed her by means of his lawyer, Adam Waldman, by calling her abuse allegations a hoax. In a token victory, the jury awarded her $2 million in damages for a single assertion Waldman made to the press.

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The “Aquaman” actress endured lots of of Depp followers cheering the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor and booing her as they entered the Fairfax County Courthouse every day. She was additionally subjected to relentless ridicule on social media.

“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 and my marriage behind closed doors,” she instructed Guthrie. “I don’t presume the average person should know those things, so I don’t take it personally.”

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

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

She continued, “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 has been a fair representation. You cannot tell me that this has been fair.” 

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Depp has but to provide a public interview however his attorneys, Ben Chew and Camille Vasquez, spoke to “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos final week, which Heard’s workforce criticized as taking a “victory lap.”

A spokesperson for Heard issued an announcement Monday morning defending the actress’s choice to provide the prolonged interview.

“Johnny Depp’s legal team blanketed the media for days after the verdict with numerous statements and interviews on television, and Depp himself did the same on social media,” the spokesperson wrote in an announcement. “Ms. Heard simply intended to respond to what they aggressively did last week; she did so by expressing her thoughts and feelings, much of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand.”

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