Amber Heard stated she’s “terrified” of being sued for defamation once more by Johnny Depp in her first interview because the “Aquaman” actress misplaced her bombshell defamation case in opposition to her ex-husband three weeks in the past in Virginia.
“I took with no consideration what I assumed was my proper to talk, not simply what I lived via however what I knew,” the actress stated concerning the case in a Friday evening sit-down with Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Dateline.”
“I am terrified,” Heard added when requested if she was scared she is perhaps sued once more by Depp.
“I suppose that is what a defamation lawsuit is supposed to do, it is meant to take your voice.”
The total interview with Guthrie aired after a number of teasers had been dropped all through the week.
Regardless of the jury ruling earlier this month that Heard, 36, had smeared her “Pirates of the Caribbean” ex with the abuse allegations, she insisted she stands by “each phrase” of her testimony.
In truth, Heard doubled down on the allegations that Depp abused her throughout their “ugly” marriage – and bluntly accused him of mendacity after he repeatedly denied her claims on the stand in the course of the six-week trial.
At one level within the interview, Guthrie famous that Depp testified he’d by no means struck Heard throughout their relationship and that “not one girl has come ahead and stated he bodily hit them.”
Heard responded by hinting that Depp’s different exes could have been too afraid to publicly accuse him of alleged abuse.
“Look what occurred to me after I got here ahead. Would you? ” she stated.
She went on to clarify her motivation for talking out publicly after being probed by Guthrie.
“One factor I can let you know is one factor I’m not vindictive. There’s no a part of me that sees any… This may be a very awful solution to get revenge, ”Heard stated.
“I’m not an excellent sufferer, I get it. I am not a likable sufferer. I am not an ideal sufferer, I get it. I am not a saint. I’m not asking anybody to love me, ”she stated.
“What I discovered in that trial is, it is by no means going to be ok,” she stated of the jury’s failure to consider her testimony.
“When you have proof then it was a scheme, it was a hoax. If you do not have proof it did not occur. When you have a bruise, it is faux. If you do not have a bruise, then violence clearly did not damage you. Should you advised folks, then you definitely’re hysterical. Should you did not inform anybody, it did not occur. “
Heard stated she plans to attraction the court docket’s determination to award Depp greater than $ 10 million in damages and hoped the interview would stability out “very very actual fears others [abuse accusers] could have coming ahead and talking out ”
“I hope this does not have the chilling impact that I fear it might have on different folks,” she stated.
Heard additionally admitted she “completely” nonetheless loves Depp and bears “no dangerous emotions” towards him.
Requested if there was one factor she wished the jury may have seen in the course of the trial, Heard stated there are paperwork from her physician that “represented years, years of real-time explanations of what was happening.”
“There’s a binder price of years of notes courting again to 2011 from the very starting of my relationship that had been taken by my physician, who I used to be reporting the abuse to,” Heard stated at one level within the interview.
Deadline reviewed notes from the binders and located that her therapist had written issues like “He hit her, threw her on the ground” and “He threw her in opposition to a wall and threatened to kill her.”
Heard stated she was not assured on the day of the decision, claiming the trial appeared to have already been determined within the court docket of opinion
“I believe a majority of this trial performed out exterior the courtroom sadly. I believe a overwhelming majority of this trial was performed out on social media. And I believe this trial is an instance of that run amok, ”Heard stated, arguing that the jury will need to have been influenced by Depp’s followers on the courthouse and on-line.
The jury ultimately sided with Depp, because of “nonstop relentless testimony from paid staff,” she alleged.
“I don’t blame them. I really perceive he is a beloved character and folks really feel they know him. He’s a incredible actor, ”she stated, whereas admitting she ought to have owned as much as a few of her personal dangerous habits to curry favor with jurors.
“I did do and say horrible and regrettable issues all through my relationship,” Heard advised Guthrie. “I’ve a lot remorse.”
“You realize, Savannah, as foolish as it’s to say this out loud… my purpose, the one factor I may hope for at this level, is I simply need folks to see me as a human being.”