Amber Heard said she was “afraid” of being sued again for defamation by Johnny Depp in her first interview since the “Aquaman” actress lost a defamation case against her ex-husband three weeks ago in Virginia.
“I considered what I assumed was my right to speak, not just what I lived through but what I knew,” the actress said of the issue in Friday night’s hearing with Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s Dateline.
“I’m terrified,” Heard added when asked if she was afraid she might be sued again by Depp.
“I think that’s the purpose of the defamation suit, you’re supposed to get your opinion.”
The full interview with Guthrie aired after several harassments were dropped throughout the week.
Despite a jury ruling earlier this month that Heard, 36, sullied her ex-husband “Pirates of the Caribbean” with allegations of abuse, She insisted she stands by “every word.” of her testimony.
In fact, Heard doubled down on allegations that Depp abused her during their “ugly” marriage – openly accusing him of lying after he repeatedly denied her allegations about the platform during the six-week trial.
At one point in the interview, Guthrie noted that Depp testified that he had never attacked Heard during their relationship and that “no woman came forward and said he physically hit them.”
Heard responded by hinting at it Maybe Depp’s other girlfriends were too scared to publicly accuse him of alleged mistreatment.
“Look what happened to me when I came forward. Can you?” She said.
She continued to explain her motives for speaking out after Guthrie questioned her.
“One thing I can tell you is that the only thing I didn’t do was take revenge. No part of me would see any… That would be a really lousy way to get revenge,” Heard said.
“I’m not a good victim, I get. I’m not a lovable victim. I’m not a perfect victim, I get. I’m not a saint. I don’t ask anyone to love me,” she said.
“What I learned in that trial was that it wasn’t going to be good enough,” she said of the jury’s failure to believe her testimony.
“If you have proof, this was a plot, it was a hoax. If you don’t have proof it didn’t happen. If you have a bruise it’s fake. If you don’t have a bruise, then obviously the violence didn’t hurt you. If you tell people, you’re in Hysteria. If you don’t tell anyone, it won’t happen.”
Heard said she plans to appeal the court’s decision to award Depp more than $10 million in damages and hopes the interview will balance out the “very real concerns of others” [abuse accusers] may be out of progress and talk”
“I hope it won’t have the frightening effect that I fear it might have on others,” she said.
When asked if there was one thing she wished the jurors had seen during the trial, Heard said there was Documents from her doctor This “represents years, years of real-time explanations of what was happening.”
“There are a number of years of notes dating back to 2011 since the beginning of my relationship that was taken by my doctor, to whom I was reporting abuse,” Heard said at an interview point.
Deadline checked the notes from the folders and found that her therapist wrote things like “hit her and threw her on the floor” and “threw her against the wall and threatened to kill her”.
Heard said she was not sure of the day the verdict was handed down, claiming that the trial appears to have already been decided in a court of opinion.
“I think the majority of this trial took place out of court unfortunately. I think the vast majority of this trial took place on social media. And I think this trial is an example of that corrupt escape,” Heard said, arguing that the jury should be I have been impressed by Depp’s fans in court and on the Internet.
Ultimately the jury sided with Depp, due to the “relentless witnessing of salaried employees,” she claimed.
I don’t blame them. I actually understand that he’s a likable character and people feel like they know him. “He’s a great actor,” she said, while acknowledging that she had to have some of her own bad manners to earn the favor of a jury.
“I’ve done and said terrible and unfortunate things throughout my relationship,” Heard told Guthrie. “I have a lot of regret.”
“You know, Savannah, it’s as silly as saying this out loud… My goal, the only thing I can hope for at this point, is that I just want people to see me as a human.”