LOS ANGELES | Amber Heard denounced on Monday the “hatred and vitriol” she was targeted on her social media during the recent trial against Johnny Depp, assuring however not to blame the jury who said she was in favor of her ex-husband her.
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After six weeks of debate, the seven jurors of the court in Fairfax, United States, concluded on June 1 that the ex-spouses had defamed each other in the press. But they awarded more than $ 10 million to the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star, compared to just $ 2 million for the “Aquaman” star.
The highly publicized trial, broadcast live on television, revealed the lackluster private lives of the two Hollywood celebrities, sparking a wave of abusive messages against the 36-year-old actress on social media.
“I guess normal people don’t know about ‘this insulting campaign’ and I don’t take it personally,” he said in an interview with NBC, the first since the trial.
“But even someone who is certain that I deserve this hatred and vitriol, even if they think I’m lying, can’t look me in the eye and tell me they think the treatment was right on social media,” he added.
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Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife for libel, who described himself in a column published by the Washington Post in 2018 as “a public figure representing domestic violence,” without naming her ex-husband.
He was looking for $ 50 million in damages, saying the platform had destroyed his career and reputation. Amber Heard had counterattacked and demanded double.
According to her lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, the actress will appeal the sentence.
In excerpts from the interview, which will air on Friday in full, Amber Heard claims that she did not make the decision of the jurors “in first person”.
“How could they have made a decision, how could they not have come to this conclusion?” he wondered.
“They sat and listened to relentless testimony from people employed (by Johnny Depp) for three weeks and towards the end, from random people,” he said.
“I don’t blame them, I actually understand that he’s a beloved character, that people think they know, he’s a fantastic actor,” explained Amber Heard.
When the reporter in front of her suggested to the jurors not to take these elements 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?”