Almost two weeks have passed since the jury ruled on the defamation trial starring the actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
The Aquaman actress spoke out and criticized the “unfair representation in social networks” that led her to lose ya owe you $8 million dollars to her ex-husband.
In an interview with NBC’s The Today Show, Heard also commented that Depp won over the jury with his “excellent performance on stage” and that she plans to appeal the verdict that finds her guilty of defamation for her opinion column published in 2018 in the Washington Post on domestic violence of which he was a victim. However, Depp would have proposed to forgive the financial debt to Amber if she desists from appealing the jury’s verdict.
Referring to the jury that went against him, Heard said: “They sat in those seats and listened for three weeks to non-stop, unrelenting testimony from paid employees and towards the end of the trial, weird, as I say. I don’t blame them, I don’t blame them, in fact I get it, he’s a beloved character and people feel like they know him. He is a fantastic actor, ”said the actress.
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Punished by social networks
“Again, how could they after hearing three and a half weeks of testimonies about how I was an unbelievable person and not believe a word that came out of my mouth?” Added the actress, who also referred to the thousands of people who took part in judgment in social networks.
“Even someone who is sure I deserve all this hate and loathing, even if you think I’m lying, you wouldn’t be able to look me in the eye if you think there has been fair representation on social media,” Amber Heard said. “You can’t tell me that you think this has been fair.”
During the 6 weeks that the trial lasted, which was televised, the pages were flooded with videos of the testimonies of both actors and its legal parts. In tik tokthe platform with the most weight in the dispute, the hashtag #JusticeForJohnnyDepp (Justice For Johnny Depp), had more than 20.6 billion views, while its counterpart #JusticeForAmberHeard (Justice For Amber Heard) had 92.4 million.
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However, the actress stated that she has not let the social media criticism affect her and that she does not take it personally.
“I don’t care what people think of me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home in my closed-door marriage,” she told the interviewer. “I don’t suppose the average person should know those things, so I don’t take it personally,” she explained.
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Heard, moments after the release of the jury verdict on June 1, stated that her defeat marked a step backwards for women. “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still wasn’t enough to confront the disproportionate power and influence of my ex-husband,” she said.
The show’s interviewer, Savannah Guthrie, also sat down for a chat with Johnny Depp’s legal team. Her two attorneys, Benjamin Chew and Camille Vasquez, denied that social media had any influence on the trial.
“My opinion is that social media played no role at all, this was a decision made by the jury on the evidence. It was overwhelmingly in Depp’s favor,” Chew said.
The full Amber Heard interview will air Friday, June 17 at 8 p.m. on NBC. (AND)