In an interview with NBC’s “Today” that aired Monday, Amber Heard said she doesn’t blame the jury for siding with ex-husband Johnny Depp in his defamation case against her.
“I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor,” Heard said.
“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,” Heard added.
Heard spoke of the “non-stop relentless testimony” from Depp’s paid employees and others who cast doubt about her credibility.
On June 1, a jury found that Heard defamed Depp in her 2018 domestic abuse op-ed in the Washington Post, which Depp claimed caused harm to his career. Heard was ordered to pay Depp $15 million in damages but it has since been reduced to $10.4 million.
Heard cannot pay Depp the $10.4 million judgment and plans to appeal, according to her attorney Elaine Bredehoft.
Heard contends that she has been treated unfairly on social media.
“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,” Heard said.
“You cannot tell me that you think this has been fair,” she added.