Amber Heard’s lawyer says she was ‘demonized’ at Johnny Depp’s defamation trial

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Amber Heard’s lawyer stated the jury did not imagine the “Aquaman” actress as a result of she had been “demonized” and Johnny Depp’s authorized staff was in a position to suppress an “enormous amount of evidence,” in line with a latest interview.

Savannah Guthrie on TODAY requested whether or not the decision awarding Depp $10.35 million in his bombshell defamation case meant the jury “didn’t believe a single word” Heard stated.

“That’s because she was demonized here,” Bredehoft informed Guthrie the morning after Heard’s devastating loss in Fairfax County Circuit Court docket, capping off a grueling seven-week trial. 

“A number of things were allowed in this court that should not have been allowed. It caused the jury to be confused,” the lawyer stated.

JOHNNY DEPP VERDICT: ACTOR WINS DEFAMATION CASE AGAINST EX-WIFE AMBER HEARD

After about 12 hours of deliberations, the jury discovered that Heard had defamed Depp in all his claims and awarded him $15 million, which was diminished by the decide to $10.35 million in accordance with Virginia legislation. The panel discovered for Heard on a single declare, awarding her $2 million.  

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In response to Guthrie asking whether or not Heard may pay the substantial determine, Bredehoft stated “Oh, no, absolutely not.” 

Amber Heard leaves Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse June 1, 2022, flanked by her sister, Whitney Henriquez Heard, after ex-husband Johnny Depp won his defamation case against her.

Amber Heard leaves Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse June 1, 2022, flanked by her sister, Whitney Henriquez Heard, after ex-husband Johnny Depp gained his defamation case towards her.
(Tom Brenner/Reuters)

Bredehoft stated that Depp’s staff was additionally in a position to suppress key proof, together with Heard’s medical data, which confirmed she had reported the alleged abuse to her therapist as early as 2012. 

A textual content message from Depp’s assistant corroborating the alleged abuse and the decision within the U.Ok. trial additionally didn’t are available in.

JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD ISSUE STATEMENTS FOLLOWING THE JURY’S VERDICT

After Depp sued The Solar newspaper in England for branding him a wife-beater, a decide dominated towards him in 2020, discovering that the actor had abused Heard in 12 of 14 alleged incidents.

In response to a query about whether or not jurors have been conscious of the “lopsided and vitriolic” social media frenzy towards Heard, Bredehoft stated it was not possible to flee.

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 Might 23, 2022.
(AP Picture/Steve Helber, Pool)

“They went home every night,” she stated of the seven jurors who determined the case. “They have families, the families are on social media.” 

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The live-streamed trial was all over the place and the choice to permit cameras within the courtroom “made it a zoo,” stated Bredehoft.

JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD ISSUE STATEMENTS FOLLOWING THE JURY’S VERDICT

Listening to the decision was not simple for Heard, who was current in courtroom whereas Depp had jetted off to England to tour with guitarist Jeff Beck, in line with Bredehoft.

“One of the first things she said is ‘I am so sorry to all those women out there,’ Bredehoft told TODAY.  “It is a setback for all ladies in and out of doors the courtroom, and he or she feels the burden of this.”

The decision, she added, sends a “horrible message” to survivors of abuse, who is not going to be believed until they document their partner, within the second, beating them. 

The jury discovered that Heard had defamed Depp in a 2018 op-ed she wrote within the Washington Submit, figuring out herself as a public determine representing home abuse. The piece didn’t seek advice from Depp by identify.

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