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Johnny Depp’s Lawyers Slam Amber Heard’s ‘Today’ Interview, Saying She’s ‘Reimagining’ Trial While He Tries To Move On

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.Reuters / Reuters

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 interview since the trial, which concluded with the jury siding with Depp in all three of his libel suits and awarding Heard only one of his three counterclaims.

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

In a 20-minute preview of the interview, published Thursday in Peacock, 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.

Heard’s legal team told Insider in an email: “If Mr. Depp or his team have any issues with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Gutherie for an hour and answer all of their questions.”

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

“There’s a folder with years of notes going back to 2011 from the beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to,” Heard says in the preview clip.

The judge rejected the folder from Heard’s legal team during the trial due to “hearsay,” the New York Post reported.

Depp sued Heard over defamation allegations 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 she spoke “truth to power” throughout the trial, but that she did not blame the jury’s ruling in favor of his ex-husband.

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