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.
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 many personal admirers, many of whom stood outside the courthouse to express their support for Depp.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 3:00 p.m
What Attorneys Are 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 14, 2022 2:45 p.m
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 14, 2022 2:30 p.m
Watch: Heard felt “subhuman” during the trial.
Amber Heard says she felt “less than human” during the trial
Oliver O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 2:15 p.m
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 14, 2022 2:00 p.m
Savannah Guthrie grills Heard over audio ‘mocking’ Depp in court
Amber Heard was grilled by Savannah Guthrie over audio that caught her “sneering” ex-husband Johnny Depp in her first interview since the jury returned verdict in her defamation trial.
The Aquaman actress spoke about the case in an interview with NBC’s Today Show, a portion of which aired Tuesday morning.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 1:53 p.m
Heard gets Edward Scissorhands digging into the process 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.”
In response to the clip, Heard replied: “Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he has scissors for fingers? I’m the actor?
Oliver O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 1:43 p.m
Heard says she and Depp are ‘terrible to each other’
Ms Guthrie interviewed Johnny Depp’s lawyers last week and told Ms Heard they believe her client won the case because she “didn’t take responsibility for anything she did in the marriage” while he was honest about his problems with drugs and alcohol.
“I’ve done horrible, regrettable things throughout my relationship and said I’ve behaved in horrible ways that were almost unrecognizable to myself, I regret it so much,” Ms. Heard says.
She says of the relationship: “It was ugly and could be very beautiful, it was very, very toxic. We were terrible to each other. I’ve made a lot of mistakes, a lot of mistakes, but I’ve always told the truth.”
Oliver O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 1:24 PM
Heard challenged for starting physical fights with Depp
Ms Guthrie is challenging Ms Heard about her own acts of physical violence during her relationship with Mr Depp, bringing up transcripts and audio recordings from the trial.
“You testify and tell me today, ‘I never started a physical fight,’ and here you are on tape saying you did.”
Ms Heard refers to her statement that when a person is in an abusive relationship they can take the blame for things they shouldn’t and things aren’t necessarily as black and white as one might think .
Having come across similar evidence again, in which she mocked Mr Depp for telling the world he was a victim of abuse, she says: “20-second clips or the transcripts of them are not representative of the two or three hours [they] are excerpts.”
Oliver O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 1:13 p.m
Heard says she told the truth to power and paid the price
Ms Guthrie asked about Ms Heard’s allegation that the case concerned the First Amendment right to freedom of expression.
“The First Amendment … does not protect lies amounting to slander,” he says today Anchor.
Ms Heard replies that speaking the truth to those in power “is a freedom”.
“But ‘truth’ is the word… And that was the point,” says Ms. Guthrie.
Ms Heard replies: “And that’s all I said. I spoke it to the Force and paid the price.”
Oliver O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 1:01 p.m