Amber Heard says she’s ‘terrified’ Johnny Depp might turn to her again

  • The full version of Amber Heard’s interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie aired on Friday.
  • Heard said she was “terrified” that Johnny Depp might sue her again after the libel trial.
  • “I considered what I thought was my right to speak,” the actor said.

Amber Heard said she’s nervous about what she can say in public after a Virginia jury I found her responsible for defaming her ex-husband Johnny Depp after weeks of sensational testimony at the much-publicized trial.

In a Friday interview on NBC’s “Dateline” with “Today” host Savannah Guthrie, Heard said she was “terrified” that Depp might sue her for defamation again if she continued to speak about the trial.

“I considered what I thought was my right to speak up. I fear that no matter what I do or what I say or how I say it – every move I take will provide another opportunity for that kind of silencing, which I think is meant by a defamation suit is to take your voice Heard said.

At the center of the libel trial, which took place in Virginia court earlier this year, was 2018 Washington Post, editorial in which Heard notes that she has survived sexual and domestic violence and the vitriol she said she received as a result of speaking out about it. The piece did not mention Depp’s name, but he responded by suing Heard in court, accusing his ex-wife of it It ruins his reputation and his career By hinting in an editorial that he offended her.

Heard opposed the $100 million, claiming that Depp attacker Before and during their marriage, which ended in divorce in 2016. Depp denied these allegations.

The jury eventually found Heard and Depp liable for defaming each other, although the verdict was undoubtedly a win for Depp, who received $15 million in damages compared to a $2 million payment from Heard.

In her first prime-time interview after the sentencing, Heard told Guthrie that she stands by “every word” in her testimony and will do so until her “dying day”. But the actor said many of Depp’s fans who attended the trial often made testimony difficult.

“In the courtroom, I testify about sexual assault and violence before a jury in a courtroom crowded with people expressing their contempt for me,” Guthrie said.

Heard said barriers had to be erected outside the courtroom for her safety, due to the throngs of “Captain Jack Sparrow” fans stationed outside the building every day.

Trial inspired Massive Internet Sharing – The vast majority of them seem to support Depp. Heard said in her interview She does not “blame” the jury for their verdict in the case.

She said, “I’m not a good victim, I see. I’m not a lovable victim. I’m not a saint.” “I’m not asking anyone to love me.”

But Heard said she fears the result will have a “scary” effect on survivors of domestic violence.

“What I learned in that trial was that it was never going to be good enough,” she said. “If you had proof, it was a scheme, it was a hoax.” “If you don’t have proof, it didn’t happen.”

A spokesperson for Depp responded to Heard’s interview by He accused her of “re-litigating” the case.

“It is unfortunate that as Johnny looks to move forward with his life, Defendant and her team are returning to repeat, reimagine, and litigation on matters previously decided by the court and a unanimous and conclusive jury verdict in Johnny’s favour,” the representative told Insider.

Heard told Guthrie that she plans to appeal her case and is focused on being a mother to her young daughter.