Amber Heard might have lost the defamation trial against her former actor husband Johnny Depp but that is not stopping the ‘Aquaman’ actress to air her grievances. The Hollywood star in her ‘Dateline’ interview claimed that the jury was starstruck by Johnny Depp hinting that might be the reason he won the trial.
According to TMZ, Amber Heard, who has to pay $10 million to Johnny Depp in damages, revealed that part of her losing the trial was because jurors were swayed by the actor’s celebrity status. The 36-year-old actress, in the promotional video of the NBC interview, had earlier said that the jury ruled in Depp’s favor as he was a “beloved character” and a “fantastic actor.” The latest comes after a juror had recently said that Depp was real and Amber Heard shed ‘crocodile tears’.
Was jury swayed by Johnny Depp?
Amber Heard, according to TMZ, in her latest interview, spoke about the reason she lost the defamation trial against Johnny Depp. At one point, Heard said that if they had evidence, it was all made up and if they did not they were just blowing smoke.
Amber Heard reportedly did not blame the jury for the outcome but did say they were starstruck by Johnny Depp. She then dismissed Depp’s witnesses complaining that the verdict was pre-ordained dubbing Depp’s witnesses as “paid employees” and “randos”. Amber also claimed that the trial proved to be an impossible situation for her and it became difficult to get her story out. The actress shared that her goal for sitting in the interview was to let people see her as a human being.
‘I don’t blame them’
In a promotional preview clip released by TodayShow from the upcoming interview, Amber Heard can be seen telling host Savannah Guthrie, “I don’t blame them. It wasn’t- I don’t blame them, I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.” Guthrie pressed that the job of the jury is to not be dazzled by that and to look at the facts and evidence. She then added that the jury did not believe Heard’s testimony or her evidence.
“Again, how could they after listening to three and a half weeks of testimony about how I was an uncredible person and not to believe a word that came out of my mouth,” Heard responded. In another promotional clip, she adds, “I don’t care what one thinks about me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in my marriage, behind closed doors. I don’t presume the average person should know those things. And so I don’t take it personally.”
#AmberHeard shares with @savannahguthrie that she doesn’t blame the jury: “I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He's a beloved character and people feel they know him. He's a fantastic actor." pic.twitter.com/rjWY629MkG— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 13, 2022
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