Amber Heard fears to continue to silence after the trial of Johnny Depp- 1
Amber Heard has given her first interview since losing her multi-million dollar defamation battle against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Having sat down with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie last week, the segments have been previously seen on the This day program with the full interview scheduled for June 17 at 8 pm EST.
Heard says she will defend her testimony at trial “until the day I die,” but with the trial taking place on social media, she believes even the best-intentioned jury would have had a hard time avoiding it.
Describing the trial as “humiliating” and that she felt “less than human”, Heard admits that she did not feel safe before the verdict, but maintains that she “spoke truth to power” and paid the price.
When asked if Depp had kept his promise of “total global humiliation,” Heard says she feels like he has, but also says she still loves him.
Depp sued Heard for $50 million for implying that he abused her in a Washington Post op-ed. She filed a $100 million countersuit, accusing him of running a “smear campaign” against him.
Heard says she’ll tell her 1-year-old daughter ‘everything’ about legal battle
“I’m going to be a mom,” Mrs. Heard said. “I eat full time, where I don’t have to juggle calls from lawyers.”
Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 13:35
Heard Says She ‘Still Loves’ Johnny Depp as Today Show Airs Old Engagement Footage
Amber Heard has revealed that she still “loves” ex-husband Johnny Depp even after his acrimonious libel trial, as viewers were shown old footage of the ex-couple’s engagement reveal in their first interview since the case.
“Absolutely. I love it. I loved it with all my heart,” she told Savannah Guthrie in a clip of the interview airing on NBC. This day show on Wednesday morning.
Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 13:20
Heard asked him if he feels the ‘total global humiliation’ threat text came true
Ms. Guthrie asks if Ms. Heard feels like a promise from Johnny Depp in a text message, that he would experience “total global humiliation”, came true.
“I know you promised…and I testified about this…I’m not a good victim, I get it, I’m not a nice victim, I’m not a perfect victim, but when I testified I asked the jury to see me as a human being and to see his own words, which is a promise to do this. It feels like he did it.”
Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 13:10
Why is Heard talking now?
A spokeswoman for Heard responded to the news of her first television interview in a statement to the independent:
“Johnny Depp’s legal team covered the media for days after the verdict with numerous statements and interviews on television, and Depp himself did the same on social media.
“Millisecond. Heard simply intended to respond to what they aggressively did last week by expressing her thoughts and feelings, much of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand.”
Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 13:00
Looking to the future, Ms. Heard says she hopes to be a full-time mother without having to juggle calls from lawyers.
When asked how she might one day want or have to tell her daughter about what has happened and what she will say, Ms. Heard replies, “I think, no matter what it means. She did the right thing to stand up for myself and the truth.”
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 12:58
Heard says she fears Johnny Depp will sue her again
Amber Heard fears Johnny Depp may take further legal action against her, she told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie.
“I am afraid that no matter what I do, no matter what I say or how I say it, it will present another opportunity to silence,” he said.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 12:54
In an awkward back-and-forth, Mrs. Guthrie questions Mrs. Heard about her promise to donate $7 million to charity from her divorce settlement that didn’t happen and whether it undermined her credibility with the jury.
Ms Heard says it was an example of Depp’s team casting doubt on who she is as a human being and her credibility and calling her a lawyer.
Ms Guthrie points out that that was the trial and it was a credibility contest.
Doubling down, the actor says that he shouldn’t have had to say he was going to donate the money in an effort to be believed, to which Mrs. Guthrie replies that he shouldn’t have had to, but he did.
Ms. Heard says she still intends to honor her commitment to the ACLU and LA Children’s Hospital.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 12:51
Amber Heard tells Savannah Guthrie that six years after their divorce and after all the legal turmoil, she still loves Johnny Depp.
“I love it. I loved him with all my heart. I did my best to make a deeply broken relationship work, and I couldn’t.”
“I have no ill feelings or ill will towards him at all,” he adds. “I know it can be hard to understand, or it can be very easy to understand. If you’ve ever loved someone, it should be easy.”
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 12:44
Amber Heard denies telling TMZ when she would go to court to get the temporary restraining order.
Ms. Guthrie also asks about the number of specific incidents of abuse she testified about and the response of Depp’s team to post photos of her after the alleged incidents without bruises or marks in public.
Ms. Heard says that if she had bruises, they were said to be fake, if she didn’t, they were said to have not occurred.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 12:42
Amber Heard says she fears more defamation actions from Johnny Depp and is nervous about what he might say after the trial.
“No matter what you say or how you say it, every step you take will present another opportunity for this kind of silencing, which is what, I suppose, a defamation lawsuit should do.”
Savannah Guthrie questions why she wrote the op-ed.
Ms Heard says she wasn’t writing about their relationship but was lending her voice to a larger issue and had teams of lawyers read the article to make sure it didn’t smear him.
Oliver O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 12:35