The actress Amber Heard She said she stood by the testimony she gave during the controversial defamation lawsuit against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, saying she always “told the truth”.
“That’s all I said and I said it to power. And I paid the price,” the actress said in her first interview after the verdict, two weeks after the jury awarded Depp more than $10 million and claimed Heard lied when she said that Depp had abused her.
Depp sued Heard for defamation in Virginia over a December 2018 op-ed she published in The Washington Post in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.” Lawyers for Depp said the actor was defamed by the article even though he is never mentioned by name. Although the jury sided with Depp, Heard also received $2 million for statements by one of Depp’s attorneys that they also found to be defamatory.
Until my death, I will stand behind every word of my testimony. the Aquaman actress remarked to the show’s co-host Today NBC’s Savannah Guthrie in an interview that airs Tuesday and Wednesday. “I made a lot of mistakes, but I always told the truth”, he added.
Depp, who has yet to do an official interview on the case, said the verdict “gave my life back to me.” Commenting on Depp’s legal team, Heard said, “His attorney did a good job of distracting the jury from the real issues.”
The verdicts capped a televised trial that offered a window into an unstable marriage from which the two emerged with unclear career prospects.
On TikTok, Instagram and Twitter, the vast majority of comments criticized Heard. She called the social media craze the case sparked ‘unfair’. “It’s the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever experienced,” Heard said in Tuesday’s interview excerpt.
Heard also described her “toxic” marriage to Depp. “I have done and said horrible things that I regret throughout our relationship. I behaved horribly, in a way almost unrecognizable to myself. I have a lot of regrets“, said.
Heard’s interview will also be included on Friday’s episode of “Dateline.”
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