Amber Heard interview latest: Actor says speaking out about Johnny Depp’s alleged sexual violence is ‘scariest thing’

Amber Heard says she still loves Johnny Depp

Amber Heard has described speaking out about alleged sexual violence as the “scariest, most intimidating thing” in her first interview since a jury ruled against her in her defamation case with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Ms Heard’s full interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie aired on Dateline on Friday night, where the Aquaman An actor claimed that a “binder” of therapist’s notes and text messages could have led jurors to reach a different verdict.

In one of the messages, Ms Heard appeared to tell her therapist that Mr Depp “did a number on me tonight”.

Mr Depp has denied ever abusing Ms Heard.

The messages were not allowed as evidence in the case after the judge ruled them inadmissible.

On Thursday, Mr Depp’s team responded to Ms Heard’s interview saying: “It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor.”

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Heard invites Depp to also sit down with Guthrie for interview

Amber Heard has invited her ex-husband Johnny Depp to also sit down for an interview with Savannah Guthrie.

A spokesperson for Ms Heard issued a statement on Friday ahead of NBC’s Dateline airing her full interview with Ms Guthrie that night.

“If Mr Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Gutherie for an hour and answer all her questions,” the spokesperson said.

Rachel Sharp19 June 2022 00:30

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Heard says she fears Depp will sue her again

Amber Heard revealed her fear that Johnny Depp could sue her for defamation again during her sitdown interview with Savannah Guthrie.

“I’m scared that no matter what I do, no matter what I say or how I say it, every step I take will present another opportunity for this sort of silencing,” she said.

“Which is what I guess a defamation lawsuit was meant to do, it’s meant to take your voice.”

Of the claims she made that sparked her legal battle with Mr Depp, she added: “I took for granted what I assumed was my right to speak.”

Ms Heard was ordered to pay Mr Depp $8.35m in damages for defamation at their trial.

The Independent’s Megan Sheets has the full story:

Rachel Sharp18 June 2022 23:30

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Savannah Guthrie’s ties to Depp’s team under spotlight

Savannah Guthrie’s ties to Johnny Depp’s legal team have come under the spotlight following her intense sitdown interview with Amber Heard where she grilled the Aquaman actor about the trial.

Last week, the NBC host admitted that her husband worked as a consultant for Mr Depp’s legal team.

Ms Guthrie is married to Michael Feldman, a public relations consultant and one-time Democratic political adviser who worked on Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign.

She made the disclosure about the connection for the first time last week when she interviewed Mr Depp’s attorneys Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew on the Today show.

“A quick disclosure, my husband has done consulting work for the Depp legal team, but not in connection with this interview,” she said, before quickly moving on.

Ms Guthrie also previously interviewed Ms Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft on the Today show the morning after the verdict was announced.

Rachel Sharp18 June 2022 22:30

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Heard grilled by Guthrie over being ‘caught in a lie’ about donating $7m divorce settlement

Amber Heard was grilled by Savannah Guthrie about being “caught in a lie” over her pledge to donate her $7m divorce settlement to charity, in the actor’s first sitdown interview since her bombshell defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Ms Guthrie put Ms Heard on the spot over the discrepancies between her pledge and the actual payments made, questioning whether this raised doubts about her “credibility” among the jury.

“Do you think to the jurors sitting there that was you getting caught in a lie?” probed Ms Guthrie, whose husband works for Mr Depp’s legal team, in a clip from the interview aired Wednesday.

Ms Heard defended the furore over the charitable donation, saying that the trial was used to try to paint her as “a liar” and arguing that she shouldn’t have had to pledge her entire settlement in the first place for people to believe her accusations of abuse against her ex-husband.

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel Sharp18 June 2022 21:45

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Donald Trump Jr mocked for weighing in to Heard-Depp case again

In a string of tweets slamming red flag laws amid bipartisan gun control discussions in the Senate, Donald Trump Jr decided to go after Amber Heard over her loss in her defamation trial against Johnny Depp.

Mr Trump Jr claimed on Friday that “the radical left would weaponize these ‘laws’ against law-abiding Americans”.

Red flag laws allow police, family members, colleagues, and others to petition a state court to have a party removed from a person considered to be a danger to either themselves, others, or both.

“Imagine what Amber Heard would have done with Red Flag Laws!” Mr Trump Jr added shortly before 11am on Friday.

Twitter users were quick to mock Mr Trump Jr.

The Independent‘s Gustaf Kilander has the full story:

Rachel Sharp18 June 2022 21:00

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Juror says Heard’s ‘ice cold’ testimony was perceived as ‘crocodile tears’

A juror has broken his silence to reveal that Amber Heard’s “ice cold” testimony was perceived as “crocodile tears” by the panel in her defamation case with Johnny Depp.

The male juror, whose name and juror number was not released, told ABC’s GMA on Thursday that the jury found the Aquaman The actor’s emotional testimony “didn’t add up” and they believed her to be the “aggressor” in the former couple’s doomed relationship.

“The crying, the facial expressions that she had, the staring at the jury,” he said.

“All of us were very uncomfortable… she would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold… some of us used the expression ‘crocodile tears’.”

He added: “A lot of Amber’s story didn’t add up… The majority of the jury felt she was more the aggressor.”

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel Sharp18 June 2022 20:15

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Heard opens up about intense security around her during trial

Amber Heard opened up to Savannah Guthrie about the protective measures that were implemented for her during the trial as Johnny Depp fans gathered outside the courthouse each day.

“Every single day I passed city blocks lined with people holding signs saying things that I couldn’t repeat on television,” she said.

“They had to establish barricades to protect me so I could drive into a protected entrance of the courthouse. Every single day that’s how I walked in the court.”

Further, she commented on her lawyers fighting to keep TV cameras out of the court.

The Independent’s Inga Parkel has the full story:

Rachel Sharp18 June 2022 19:45

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Depp’s team responds to Heard’s sitdown interview with Guthrie

Johnny Depp’s team responded to Amber Heard’s sitdown interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie in a statement on Thursday.

“It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor,” the statement reads.

Rachel Sharp18 June 2022 19:00

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Amber Heard has suggested that Johnny Depp’s other former partners may be too afraid of a backlash to come forward with accusations of abuse against the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

In her interview on NBC’s Dateline on Friday night, the Aquaman actor responded to a question from Savannah Guthrie about why she is the only one of Mr Depp’s exes to publicly accuse him of violence.

“Look what happened to me when I came forward,” she said. “Would you?”

Throughout the couple’s explosive defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia, Ms Heard testedified about multiple alleged incidents of abuse.

Mr Depp denied ever abusing Ms Heard and instead claimed that she was the abuser in their relationship.

In a dramatic moment of the trial, supermodel Kate Moss testified that her ex-boyfriend Mr Depp was never violent to her when they dated in the 1990s.

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel Sharp18 June 2022 18:15

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Heard says speaking out about alleged sexual violence is ‘scariest thing’

Amber Heard described speaking out about the alleged sexual violence that she suffered as the “scariest, most intimidating thing” in her first interview since a jury sided with Johnny Depp in their defamation case.

The Aquaman actor told Savannah Guthrie in her interview on NBC’s Dateline on Friday night that she was “terrified” about being cross-examined by her ex-husband’s legal team and “not being believed” about her claims.

“The scariest, most intimidating thing for anybody talking about sexual violence is not being believed, being called a liar, or being humiliated,” she said.

Ms Heard told Ms Guthrie, whose husband has worked as a consultant for Mr Depp’s legal team, that she was not being “vindictive” by sitting down for an interview in the aftermath of the case.

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel Sharp18 June 2022 17:30

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