Amber Heard admits she and Depp might look like ‘Hollywood brat’
Amber Heard has given her first interview since losing her multi-million dollar libel battle against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
After sitting down with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie last week, segments were previewed today Show with the full interview scheduled for June 17th at 8pm EST.
Heard says she will stand by her testimony at the trial “until the day I die,” but with the trial taking place on social media, she believes even the best-intentioned juror would have found it difficult to avoid.
Heard described the process as “humiliating” and that she felt “less than human.” She admitted that she and Depp look like spoiled “Hollywood brat” to the average person, but claims her case was about freedom of speech.
Guthrie challenged Heard about her own actions in the relationship and she admitted to doing and saying “horrible, regrettable things” but said she “always told the truth.”
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for alleging he abused her in a Washington Post op-ed. She was pursuing a $100 million countersuit, accusing him of running a “defamation campaign” against her.
Watch: Heard has Edward scissorhands dig in a post-trial interview
Amber Heard has Edward Scissorhands dig in a post-trial interview
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 08:00
What Are Lawyers Saying About Amber Heard’s Appeal Opportunities?
After Johnny Depp prevailed in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, her attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, announced that her client was “desperate” to appeal.
The jury of five men and two women announced Wednesday (June 1) that Ms Heard made three statements defaming Mr Depp. The jury also found that Ms. Heard was defamed by one of three statements in her counterclaim.
The Independent spoke to three attorneys about Ms Heard’s possible reasons for an appeal or even a new trial: Lisa Bloom of The Bloom Firm, whose clients included Janice Dickinson, Mischa Barton and several of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims; Jesse Weber, anchor and attorney for the Law & Crime Network, who covered the trial from the courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia; and Mitra Ahouraian, a Beverly Hills entertainment attorney representing actors, directors, producers and musicians.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 07:00
Observe: Heard grilled about “mocking” Depp.
Savannah Guthrie grills Amber Heard over audio ‘mocking’ Johnny Depp
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 06:00
Each count was taken into account by the Depp Heard judges
As a socialite, Johnny Depp faced a high bar to win his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. According to seven unanimous jurors, he deleted it.
Depp said his ex-wife defamed him in a 2018 newspaper op-ed, in which she alluded to allegations of abuse against Depp. His name was never mentioned.
The Virginia civil jury ruled in favor of Depp on all three counts Wednesday, finding that not only did Heard make false and defamatory statements, but that she did so with “actual malice” — a higher threshold for cases involving personalities of public life were involved. The jury concluded that Depp should have received more than $10 million.
Depp’s win wasn’t absolute, however. The jury also found that part of Heard’s counterclaim was valid. They denied two of Heard’s three charges but noted that she was defamed by a dope lawyer who accused her of tidying up her apartment to look worse to the police. The jury awarded her $2 million.
A look at the judges considered:
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 05:01
Captain Jack Sparrow fans in court made Heard feel ‘less than human’
Trials were televised live throughout the six-week legal battle, with the trial also attracting crowds of personal admirers, many of whom stood outside the courthouse to express their support for Depp.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 04:00
Savannah Guthrie grills Heard over audio mocking Johnny Depp in court
Ms Guthrie, whose husband worked as a counsel for Mr Depp’s legal team, examined Ms Heard for footage played to the jury where she had to “mock” her then-husband for being a “victim of domestic violence”.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 03:00
What connection does Savannah Guthrie have with Johnny Depp?
Hollywood actress Amber Heard has given her first interview since a Virginia jury found her guilty of defaming her former husband Johnny Depp and sat down with NBC journalist Savannah Guthrie to reflect on her side of the story .
The network plans to air excerpts from his blockbuster interview in installments on June 14 and 15 and in an hour date line Special on June 17th.
It’s not surprising that the Aquaman Star opens up about her experiences, but that her choice of channel to confide in happens to have a known connection to her ex-husband.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 02:00
Heard insists, in the first post-trial interview, “I told the truth to power.”
Amber Heard insists she spoke “the truth to power” during the high-profile defamation trial of her ex-husband Johnny Depp in a recent exclusive to NBC Today’s show .
“The First Amendment protects speech … it doesn’t protect lies that amount to libel,” NBC host Savannah Guthrie told the actor in her first interview since Mr Depp won his $50 million libel case against her. The jury also awarded Ms Heard a partial victory in her counterclaim, which was decided earlier this month.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 01:00
Heard has Edward scissorhands dig in a new interview
That Aquaman star discussed the verdict – which was in Depp’s favor – in a new interview with NBC’s today.
In the closing arguments, Depp’s attorney claimed Heard “played” and described her testimony as an “achievement of a lifetime.”
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 00:00
Heard admits she and Depp might look like ‘Hollywood brat’
Amber Heard has admitted in an interview with NBC that she understands how the public might view her and ex-husband Johnny Depp as “Hollywood brats” following the ex-couple’s defamation trial Today’s show.
Ms. Heard sits down with NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie for an exclusive interview that will air in full on Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m. ET. The network previewed clips of the interview.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 11:00 p.m