Amber Heard says Johnny Depp’s lawyer ‘did a better job of distracting the jury from the real issues’

Amber Heard says she stands by the testimony she gave during a controversial six-week libel trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp, claiming she has “always told the truth”.

“That’s all I said. And I said it to power. And I paid the price,” Heard said in his first post-verdict interview, two weeks after a jury found him. awarded Depp more than $10 million and confirmed his allegations that Heard lied about Depp. abuse her.

Depp sued Heard for defamation in Virginia over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic violence.” His lawyers said he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name. Although the jury sided with Depp, Heard was also awarded $2 million for her claim that one of Depp’s lawyers defamed her.

“Until the day I die, I will stand by every word of my testimony,” Heard told NBC’s “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie in an interview that aired Tuesday and Wednesday. “I made a lot of mistakes, but I always told the truth.”

Depp, who has yet to do a formal interview on the case, announced the verdict “gave me back my life.”

Referencing Depp’s legal team, Heard said, “His attorney did a better job of distracting the jury from the real issues.”

The verdicts ended a televised trial that offered a window into an unstable marriage and both actors emerged with unclear prospects for their careers.

On TikTok, Instagram and Twitter, the vast majority of comments criticized Heard. She called the social media frenzy that surrounded her case “unfair”.

“It’s the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever experienced,” Heard said in the clip from Tuesday’s interview.

Heard described a “toxic” marriage to Depp.

“I’ve done and said horrible, regrettable things throughout my relationship. I’ve behaved in a horrible way, almost unrecognizable to myself. I have so many regrets,” she said .

Earlier this month, his lawyer Elaine Charlson Bredehoft told “CBS Mornings” that Hear was “heartbroken” by the verdict.

“One of the first things she said when she came back from the verdict when we walked into the conference room was, ‘I’m so sorry for all those women,'” Bredehoft recalled. “She felt like she let all those women down because she had more evidence than most people. And yet, they still didn’t believe her.”

Bredehoft said there were some things his team wished they could have done differently. She added that she thinks the atmosphere of the trial was what played the ultimate role.

“We had cameras in the courtroom. Here not only did we have a group of Depp fans who were there every day, 100 were allowed in, they were queuing up at one in the morning for the wristbands were in that courtroom, but we had it all on camera and we had huge social media that was very, very, very against Amber,” Bredehoft said.

Bredehoft said Heard plans to appeal the verdict.

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