Amber Heard has publicly dared Johnny Depp to reply key questions on their disastrous marriage simply hours earlier than her first post-trial TV interview airs.
Amber Heard has challenged Johnny Depp to comply with her lead and do a TV interview “for an hour and answer all questions” about allegations of abuse of their marriage.
Heard’s first post-trial interview concerning the defamation case filed towards her by her Hollywood star ex-husband will air in full on Dateline NBC at 8pm EST on Friday (Saturday 10am AET).
In a press release issued hours forward of the printed, Heard’s spokesperson took goal at Depp concerning the Aquaman star’s upcoming interview with Savannah Guthrie.
“If Mr Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Gutherie [sic] for an hour and answer all her questions,” the spokesperson mentioned.
Snippets of Heard’s interview with NBC Today have aired on this system all through the week.
In one teaser, the anchor requested the actress if her pre-trial assertion that she “still (has) love for” Depp stands, regardless of having doubled down on her testimony that he viciously abused her throughout their marriage and claiming that he made good on a promise to globally humiliate her.
“Yes, absolutely,” Heard responded.
“I love him. I loved him with all my heart and I tried the best I could to make a broken relationship work and I couldn’t.
“I have no bad feelings or ill will towards him at all.
“I know that might be hard to understand or it might be really easy to understand if you’ve ever loved anyone.”
Heard added that she “stand(s) by every word” of her testimony, together with that Depp bodily and sexually abused her with a wine bottle throughout their marriage.
“To my dying day, I will stand by every word in my testimony,” Heard continued.
“I never had to instigate it — I responded to it,” she insisted, saying that audio clips of their fights have been edited and caught a sufferer of abuse whose life was “at risk”.
“When you’re living in violence and it becomes normal — as I testified to — you have to adapt.”
Still, she conceded, “I did do and say horrible, regrettable things throughout my relationship.
“I behaved in horrible, almost unrecognisable to myself, ways.
“I have so much regret,” she mentioned, blaming it on “being pushed to the extent where I didn’t even know the difference between … right and wrong.”
Heard: Jury fell for a ‘fantastic actor’
Heard informed Guthrie that she “feels as though” Depp delivered on his promise to topic her to “global humiliation” – as he threatened in a message admitted as proof in court docket.
“I’m not a good victim, I get it,” she mentioned.
“I’m not a likeable victim, I’m not a perfect victim.”
The jury within the excessive profile trial between Depp and his ex-wife Heard dominated in favour of the Pirates of the Caribbean star after a six week trial in Fairfax County, Virginia on June 1.
The jury discovered that Heard defamed Depp in a 2018 Washington Post article – by which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse” – that they agreed was false, defamatory and with malice, on all counts, and awarded him US$15 million damages, comprised of $10m compensatory and an additional $5m punitive.
Heard informed Guthrie that she doesn’t blame the jury for not believing her testimony.
“I actually understand,” she mentioned.
“He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.
“I’ll put it this way, how could they make a judgment, how could they not come to that conclusion.
“They had said in those seats and heard over three weeks of non-stop, relentless testimony from paid employees and towards the end of the trial, randos, as I say.
“Again, how could they after listening to three-and-a-half weeks of testimony about how I was an uncredible person and not to believe a word that came out of my mouth.”
Heard gained one among her three defamation counterclaims towards Depp and was awarded $2 million in damages. The jury discovered that Depp’s lawyer Adam Waldman defamed her when he informed the Daily Mail she arrange Depp in a hoax when the police got here to their condominium in May 2016.
The star mentioned she “would not blame the average person for looking at this and how it’s been covered and not think that it is Hollywood brats at their worst”.
She mentioned the wedding was “ugly” — but in addition at instances “very beautiful.”
“We were awful to each other. I made a lot of mistakes — a lot of mistakes,” she continued.
“But I’ve always told the truth.”
Speaking to Guthrie – who final week revealed her husband had carried out consulting work with Depp’s authorized crew – Heard additionally commented on the extreme scrutiny of her six-week trial and the overwhelming assist for Depp on social media. The hashtag “Justice for Amber Heard” garnered 27 million views on TikTook, in contrast with one for Depp which hit 20 billion views.
“I don’t care what one thinks about me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in my marriage, behind closed doors,” Heard informed Guthrie.
“I don’t presume the average person should know those things. And so I don’t take it personally. But even somebody who is sure I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I’m lying, you still couldn’t look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation.
“You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair.”
Heard described the six-week defamation trial as “the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through.”
“I have never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human,” she mentioned.
“Every single day, I passed for three, four sometimes six city blocks lined with people holding signs saying, ‘Burn the witch,’ ‘Death to Amber,’” she mentioned.
“After three-and-a-half weeks I took the stand and saw a courtroom packed full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans who are vocal, energised,” she mentioned, referring to Depp’s “Pirates of the Carribean” character.
The unique interview was secretly filmed in New York City on June 9, Deadline stories. To maintain the particular away from prying eyes, the interview was not filmed at NBC’s iconic 30 Rock constructing.
A spokesperson for Heard beforehand informed information.com.au concerning the interview: “Johnny Depp’s legal team blanketed the media for days after the verdict with numerous statements and interviews on television, and Depp himself did the same on social media.”
“Ms Heard simply intended to respond to what they aggressively did last week; she did so by expressing her thoughts and feelings, much of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand,” the spokesperson continued in a press release.
‘Crocodile tears’: Juror calls out Heard
Earlier this week, a juror within the defamation case revealed the jury was “very uncomfortable” with Heard’s testimony as a result of there was a scarcity of proof to assist it and she or he appeared to cry “crocodile tears”.
One of the jurors from the seven-person panel, who spoke on the situation of anonymity, informed ABC News completely that “a lot of Amber’s story didn’t add up” and “the majority of the jury felt she was more the aggressor”.
“The crying, the facial expressions, the staring at the jury, all of us were very uncomfortable,” the male juror mentioned.
“She would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold … some of us used the expression ‘crocodile tears.’”
Depp, in the meantime, saved his composure and was extra plausible, in response to the juror.
“He just seemed a little more real in terms of how he was responding to questions. His emotional state was very stable throughout,” he mentioned.
The juror added that he felt each side have been “abusive to each other,” however doesn’t consider that “that makes either of them right or wrong.”
“But to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there wasn’t enough or any evidence that really supported what she was saying,” he mentioned.
The largest blow to Heard’s credibility within the eyes of the jury was the “fiasco” revelation she hadn’t donated US$7 million from her divorce settlement to charity as she informed a UK speak present she had, the juror continued.
Heard informed the trial that she “pledged the entirety” to the charity, regardless of earlier claiming it had already been donated.
“The video shows her sitting there telling the host she gave all that money away. And the terms she used in that video clip were ‘I gave it away,’ ‘I donated it,’ ‘it’s gone.’ But the fact is, she didn’t give much of it away at all,” the juror mentioned.
“The fact is, she didn’t give much of it away at all.”
Following the decision, Depp launched a press release saying “the jury gave me my life back”.
“I am truly humbled,” he continued.
“Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed.
“False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me.
“It had already travelled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career.”
Heard additionally issued a press release on the time, saying she was disillusioned “beyond words”.
“I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband,” Heard mentioned.
“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.
“I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.
“I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”