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Amber Heard Says She Doesn’t Blame Jury That Awarded Depp Over $10 Million: NPR


Journalist Savannah Guthrie, right, during an exclusive interview with actor Amber Heard.

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Amber Heard Says She Doesn’t Blame Jury That Awarded Depp Over $10 Million: NPR

Journalist Savannah Guthrie, right, during an exclusive interview with actor Amber Heard.

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Amber Heard says she doesn’t blame the jury that awarded Johnny Depp more than $10 million after a contentious six-week defamation trial in her first interview after the verdict.

“I don’t blame them,” Heard, “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie, said in an interview clip that aired Monday on NBC. “Actually, I get it. He’s a beloved character and people feel like they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”

“Today” plans to air more of his interview with Heard on Tuesday and Wednesday. The interview airs nearly two weeks after the verdict, which also saw Heard awarded $2million for her claim that one of Depp’s lawyers defamed her.

Depp sued Heard for defamation in Virginia over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.” His lawyers said he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name.

The verdicts ended a televised trial that Depp hopes will help restore his reputation, although it turned into a show that offered a window into a volatile marriage and both actors emerged with unclear prospects. for their career.

Guthrie insisted on his credibility and what it meant for jurors in clips released on Monday. “There’s no polite way to put it. The jury looked at the evidence you presented. They listened to your testimony and they didn’t believe you,” she said. “They thought you were lying.”

Heard replied, “How could they not have come to that conclusion? They had sat in those seats and heard for three weeks relentless and relentless testimony from paid employees” and witnesses the actor claimed. described as “randos” or random people.

Amber Heard Says She Doesn’t Blame Jury That Awarded Depp Over $10 Million: NPR

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Depp, who has yet to do an official interview on the case, said the verdict “gave my life back to me.” Heard said in a statement after the verdict that she was heartbroken, while her lawyer said in a separate ‘Today’ interview that her client had been ‘demonized’ on social media and that she was considering appeal the judgment.

“I don’t care what anyone thinks of 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 assume that the average person should know these things, and so I don’t take it personally,” Heard told Guthrie.

“You still can’t look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there’s been fair representation. You can’t tell me that you think that’s been fair,” Heard said. .

Heard’s interview will also be featured on Friday’s “Dateline” episode.


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