Amber Heard breaks the silence and says she was treated unfairly

Despite not blaming the jury, actress Amber Heard continues to plead her innocence nearly two weeks after being found guilty of defamation of Johnny Depp.

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She gave a first interview since the verdict, answering questions from NBC network’s Savannah Guthrie. The full exchange is scheduled to air on Tuesday, but a snippet was shared on Monday.

Amber Heard specifically attacks the treatment that was reserved for him on social media during the trial.

“I don’t take this personally but even if you’re convinced I deserve all the hate and attacks I’ve received, even if you think I’ve lied, you can’t look me in the eye and me say that you think the case was treated fairly on social networks, ”claims the actress.

Though she deeply disagrees with the verdict, Amber Heard refuses to criticize the jury members’ work. According to them, they were fooled by Johnny Depp’s charisma.

“I don’t blame them. I understand that he is a loved one and that people think they know him. He’s a fantastic actor,” she says.

When asked about the possibility that the jury was objective and just didn’t believe her version of the facts, the actress believes she didn’t really have a chance to convince the jury.

“After three weeks of testimonies claiming I wasn’t credible, how could they believe a word I said?” asks Amber Heard.

After six weeks of debate, the seven jurors at the Fairfax court in the United States concluded June 1 that the ex-spouses had defamed each other through the press. But they’ve awarded the Pirates of the Caribbean star more than $10 million, versus just $2 million for Aquaman’s.

The widely publicized trial, which was televised live, exposed the two Hollywood stars’ lackluster personal lives and sparked a spate of abusive messages directed at the 36-year-old actress on social media.

Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife for defamation, who in a 2018 column published by The Washington Post described herself as “a public figure who represents domestic violence” without naming her ex-husband.

He is seeking $50 million in damages, saying the platform destroyed his career and reputation. Amber Heard countered and demanded the double.

According to her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, the actress will appeal the verdict.

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