Amber Heard stated that she realizes she’s not “likeable” or “perfectly victim”. She also said she loves Johnny Depp but has no bad feelings or ill will toward him.
The actress spoke in the second part of an interview with NBC USA, her first since Deppwon a multimillion-pound libel case against her.
Was asked if she still loves the actor. Replied: “Yes. He is my best friend. I loved him deeply and tried my best to make our broken relationship work. But I couldn’t.
“I don’t have any bad feelings or ill will toward him. That might be difficult to grasp. It might be easy to grasp if you’ve ever loved someone. It shouldn’t be difficult.
Heard admitted that she is afraid she will be sued again for defamation by Depp if she continues to speak out after the verdict was rendered in court. Depp vigorously denied the allegations of domestic abuse.
When Savannah Guthrie, 36, asked Depp if he had done anything to humiliate her, the actress said that he promised.
“I testified to that. I understand that I am not a good victim. I’m not an easy victim. I’m not an ideal victim. When I testified, I asked the jury to view me as a human being. Here are his words which are a promise to do so.
Aquaman’s Aquaman star was then asked whether she was nervous about saying what she could or couldn’t say right now. She replied: “Ofcourse.” “I took as a given what I believed was my right to speak.”
She addressed the possibility of being sued again and said that she was afraid that every step that she takes will offer another chance for silencing. I believe that is what a lawsuit for defamation is supposed to do.
She maintained that her 2018 Washington Post column on domestic abuse – which was the core of Depp’s case against Depp – was not about Depp but the larger cultural conversation surrounding the #MeToo movement.
She said that the op-ed was not about her relationship with Johnny. “The op-ed was not about my relationship with Johnny. It was about me lending my voice to a larger cultural conversation that was happening at the time.”
Heard stated that it was important not to make an article about Depp or to defame him. All drafts were reviewed by lawyers, teams, of lawyers.
Heard Depp and TMZ being ‘cancelled’
She stated that she did not want Depp to be “cancelled”, or lose his career because of the article. “Of course it wasn’t. It wasn’t about him.
An ex-employe of celebrity website TMZ also testified that Depp was tipped about her attendance at a Los Angeles courthouse in order to file a restraining orders against her.
She said, “He certainly wasn’t tipped off by anyone in my [team],” “Why would they?” No. It had nothing to do, as I have testified before.”
“We were terrible to each other”
Heard’s most recent comments were made during the second part of her interview. The actress said Tuesday that she and Depp were “awful” and she made “a lot of mistakes”. However, she claimed she “always told truth”.
Six weeks of testimony culminated in the court case ending on June 1. The jury found that Heard’s 2018 article for the Washington Post about her experiences as a survivor from domestic abuse, , was defamatory toward Depp.
In damages, the actor received $10.35m (PS8.2m).
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Heard won on one count of her countersuit. She successfully argued that Depp’s attorney defamed her, claiming that her allegations were an “abuse hoax” to capitalize on the #MeToo movement.
Her jury awarded her $2m (PS1.5m), in damages.
What was Depp’s testimony?
Depp, who was present in court to testify, denied that he had abused Heard. He also told jurors that the allegations of domestic violence made by his ex-wife were “heinous” and “disturbing”.
He stated that he was obsessed with finding out the truth about their relationship.
He said, “I felt it was mine responsibility to clear my name as well as my children from the horrible thing they were being told about my father.” “My goal was the truth because it hurt me that people I had met over the years would think I was a fraudster and had lied.”
Depp later in the trial was asked about Heard’s testimony and said that it was insane to hear Heard make such horrible accusations against me.
“I don’t think anyone likes to have to be open and tell the truth. But there are times when it’s necessary to do so because things have gotten out of control.”
Then he paused and said: “Horrible. Ridiculous. Humiliating. Ludicrous. Painful. Savage. Inhumanely brutal, cruel, and all… false. All false.”
Depp did not appear in court to present all evidence. Instead, toured the UK with Jeff Beck.
Elaine Bredehoft is one of Heard’s lawyers. She has stated that she will appeal.
Sky News reached out to Depp’s representatives in order to comment on Heard’s interview.