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Amber Heard Breaks Her Silence for the First Time Post Losing the Defamation Trial

Admits that she did ‘horrible, regrettable things’ while she was married to Johnny Depp but that she also stands by ‘every word of my testimony’.

After the six-week, spectacle of a defamation trial culminated in a loss for her, Amber Heard finally spoke to journalist Savannah Guthrie in an interview on NBC's Today Show. Amber said that she does not blame the Virginia jury that did not rule in her favour but added that the online hate she received and her representation on social media were unfair. She said, “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.”

She had previously expressed on her Insta handle how disappointed she was with the verdict as it would have negative implications for other women who want to speak up about the abuse and violence they had gone through in the future. And she had gone on to say that Johnny’s lawyers had successfully managed to distract everyone from the key issue of Freedom of Speech, which was central to her case.

When asked by Savannah about the allegations made by Johnny’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, who had stated that Amber had been “performing” while on the stand and lied about the abuse, Amber responded, “Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers?...I listened to weeks of testimony [saying] I'm a terrible actress. I'm a bit confused how I could be both.”




The interesting thing to note is that Savannah is also an attorney and her husband, Michael Feldman, served as a consultant for Johnny Depp during the trial. While both the actors alleged the other was the abuser throughout their brief marriage from 2015-17, Johnny has been awarded $15 million in damages after winning the trial that ended on 1st June. Even though the jury had also found Johnny guilty of defamation on one count and ordered him to pay Amber $2 million in damages, most legal experts (and dare we say the world at large) think of the case as a vindication for Johnny.