Amber Heard speaks in detail about her trial for the first time. Due to the social media, there was no fair process.
Amber Heard (36) has spoken. The actress gave an interview for the first time after losing her case against her ex-husband Johnny Depp (59). The interview with Savannah Guthrie (50) for the “Today Show” will only be broadcast in full on Tuesday and Wednesday by NBC. However, the broadcaster has published a teaser with excerpts.
In it, Heard discusses the role of social media in her court case. She describes her treatment as unfair. On Twitter and TikTok, significantly more users had sided with Johnny Depp. He had sued her for defamation because Heard had accused him of domestic violence in a newspaper article, even if she did not name his name.
“Even someone who’s sure I deserve all this hate,” Heard says in the interview, “even if they think I’m lying, they can’t look me in the eye and tell me on social media there’s a… fair representation”. She reiterates, “Nobody can tell me they think it was fair.”
The jury was ordered to stay away from social media during the trial. Still, Heard’s attorney believes public opinion did have an impact on her. “There’s no way they weren’t affected by it, and it was awful,” Elaine Charlson Bredehoft said on June 2 on The Today Show.
understanding of the jury
But Amber Heard doesn’t blame the jury who didn’t believe her in court. “I even understand them,” said the actress. After all, Depp is “a popular public figure. People feel like they know him. He’s a fantastic actor”.
For Heard, the jury could not help but believe Depp. After all, they only heard statements from the actor’s employees, who he paid.