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Depp’s Lawyers Say Amber Heard ‘Reimagining’ Trial in ‘Today’ Interview

  • NBC’s “Today” aired Amber Heard’s first interview since her libel trial against Johnny Depp.
  • In an NBC preview clip, Depp’s legal team accused her of continuing to push the case.
  • The clip also shows Heard presenting new evidence that she says was not accepted by the judge.

Lawyers for Johnny Depp criticized Amber Heard’s post-trial interview, accusing her of “reinventing” the libel trial while he tried to move forward.

Heard sat down with Savannah Guthrie of the “Today” show for her first post-trial interview, which concluded with the jury siding with Depp in all three of his libel suits and awarding Heard only one of his three counterclaims.

The “Today” show aired portions of the interview on Tuesday and Wednesday, and plans to air the entire hour-long interview on NBC’s “Dateline” on Friday night. NBC is the parent company of the “Today” show.

In a 20-minute preview of the interview, which ran in Peacock on Thursday, Depp’s legal team responded to Heard’s interview, accusing her of pressing on with the legal battle while Depp moved on.

“It is unfortunate that as Johnny seeks to move on with his life, the defendant and her team are once again repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in favor of Johnny,” Depp’s legal team told “Dateline,” the New York Post reported.

The statement from Depp’s team did not specify which part of Heard’s interview they were referring to. Depp’s lawyers did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

The preview clip also showed Heard discussing additional evidence that she says should have been included at trial and would have bolstered her case, the Post reported.

“There is a folder with years of notes dating back to 2011 from the beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to,” Heard said in the preview clip, according to the Post.

The judge had rejected the folder from Heard’s legal team during the trial due to “hearsay,” the Post reported. Heard’s legal team did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Depp sued Heard for defamation after the publication of a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which he called himself a victim of domestic abuse, without mentioning Depp by name. Heard later countersued, saying that Depp and her legal team defamed her.

In her “Today” interview, Heard said she would stand by her testimony “until the day I die.” She also insisted that he spoke “truth to power” throughout the trial, but that he does not blame the jury’s ruling in favor of his ex-husband.

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