Amber Heard Breaks Silence On Johnny Depp Defamation Verdict In TV Interview

Amber Heard TV Interview
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Amber Heard has broken her silence on the verdict in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against her.

After the jury sided with Depp and ordered her to pay him $15million in damages, the actress told NBC that she ‘doesn’t blame them’.

Speaking to host Savannah Guthrie in a preview clip released ahead of the show, she said: “I don’t blame them.

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“I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”

The 36-year-old continued: “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.

“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.”

The star’s comments come after she released a statement in response to the jury’s decision, in which she labelled the ruling a ‘disappointment for other women’.

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At the time, Heard penned: “The disappointment I feel today is 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.

“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.”

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