She emerges from the silence. Amber Heard denounced, Monday, June 13, “hate and vitriol” which she was the target of on social networks during her recent trial against Johnny Depp. “I guess normal people don’t know” this campaign of insults, she said during an interview on NBC (in English)his first since the trial.
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At the end of six weeks of debates, the seven jurors of the court of Fairfax, in the United States, concluded on June 1 that the ex-spouses had mutually defamed each other through the press. But they awarded the star more than $10 million. Pirates of the Caribbeanagainst only 2 million for that ofAquaman. The highly publicized trial, broadcast live on television, exposed the lackluster private lives of the two Hollywood celebrities, sparking a rash of insulting messages towards the 36-year-old actress on social media. “But even someone who is certain that I deserve this hate and vitriol, even if he thinks I’m lying, he can’t look me in the eye and tell me he thinks the treatment was fair on the social networks”added the actress.
Johnny Depp was suing his ex-wife for defamation, who described herself in a column published by the Washington Post in 2018 as “a public figure representing domestic violence”, without naming her ex-husband. He was seeking $50 million in damages, saying the platform had destroyed his career and reputation. Amber Heard had counter-attacked and demanded the double.
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According to her lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, the actress will appeal the judgment. In excerpts from the interview, which will be broadcast in full on Friday, Amber Heard claims not to have made the decision of the jurors “personally”. “How could they not come to that conclusion?”she wondered.
“They sat and for three weeks heard incessant testimonies from people employed [par Johnny Depp]and towards the end, random people”she said.
“I don’t blame them, actually I get that he’s a beloved character, who people think they know, he’s a fantastic actor.”Amber Heard
on the American channel NBC
When the reporter facing her suggested that the jurors shouldn’t take these things into account, she replied: “How could they, after hearing for three weeks that I was not credible, believe a word that came out of my mouth?”