After trial against Depp
Amber Heard complains about “hate” online
The US actress Amber Heard spoke out in detail for the first time after the defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, complaining of hatred directed at her in online networks. “All this hatred and the sharpness” were not “fair”.
Heard said that in an interview with the US broadcaster NBC, which was published in excerpts on Monday. At the same time, the 36-year-old stressed that she “didn’t take the attacks personally”.
During the several-week process, Heard had become the target of sharp attacks from users of online platforms. Among other things, their allegations of domestic violence against Depp were called into question.
At the internationally acclaimed civil trial in Fairfax, Virginia, in early June, the jury largely sided with Depp: They sentenced Heard to pay more than $10 million in damages to the star of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. In return, Depp was sentenced to pay only $2 million in damages to Heard.
The actor, known from films such as “Aquaman” and “The Danish Girl”, emphasized in the NBC interview that she did not blame the jury for her verdict. “I don’t blame them. I understand that he (Depp) is a beloved character. People feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”
She herself, on the other hand, was portrayed in witness statements during the three-and-a-half-week trial as an “unbelievable person” who “not a word” could be believed.
Depp sued Heard, to whom he was married between 2015 and 2017, for $50 million in damages. The reason was a contribution by Heard to the Washington Post from 2018, in which the actress described herself as a victim of domestic violence. She did not name her ex-husband; However, Depp argued that the allegation was clearly aimed at him and had seriously damaged his career. Heard responded with a counterclaim.