Amber Heard Admits She and Depp Might Look Like “Hollywood Kids”
Amber Heard has given her first interview since losing her multi-million dollar libel battle against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
After sitting down with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie last week, segments were previewed on the Today show with the full interview scheduled for 8 p.m. EST on June 17.
Heard says she will stand by her testimony at trial ‘until the day I die’, but with the trial unfolding on social media, she thinks even the best-intentioned juror would have had a hard time avoiding her .
Describing the trial as “humiliating” and that she felt “less than human”, Heard admits that she did not feel confident before the verdict, but maintains that she “spoke truth to power” and in paid the price. She acknowledged that she and Depp looked like spoiled “Hollywood brats” to the average person, but maintains her case was about free speech.
Guthrie challenged Heard over her own actions in the relationship and she admitted to doing and saying “horrible and regrettable things”, but said she “always spoke the truth”.
Depp sued Heard for $50 million for implying he abused her in a Washington Post op-ed. She filed a counterclaim for $100 million, accusing him of waging a “smear campaign” against her.
What do attorneys say about Amber Heard’s appeal options?
After Johnny Depp largely prevailed in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, his lawyer Elaine Bredehoft announced that her client “absolutely” intends to appeal.
The jury of five men and two women announced on Wednesday June 1 that they had concluded that Ms Heard had defamed Mr Depp on three statements. Jurors also found that Ms Heard had been defamed by one of three statements in her countersuit.
The Independent spoke to three lawyers about Ms Heard’s possible grounds for appeal, or even a new trial: Lisa Bloom of The Bloom Firm, whose clients included Janice Dickinson, Mischa Barton and several victims of Jeffrey Epstein; Jesse Weber, host and attorney for the Law & Crime Network, who covered the trial from the courthouse in Fairfax, Va.; and Mitra Ahouraian, a Beverly Hills entertainment attorney who represents actors, directors, producers and musicians.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 07:00
Watch: Heard grilled on “taunting” Depp
Savannah Guthrie Grills Amber Heard Over Johnny Depp Audio ‘Taunting’
Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 06:00
Each counts the Depp-Heard jurors considered
As a public figure, Johnny Depp faced a high bar to win his libel case against his ex-wife Amber Heard. According to seven unanimous jurors, he cleared him.
Depp said his ex-wife defamed him in a 2018 newspaper editorial in which she alluded to abuse allegations against Depp. His name was never mentioned.
On Wednesday, the Virginia civil jury ruled in favor of Depp on all three counts, finding that Heard not only made false and defamatory statements, but that she did so with “actual malice” – a higher threshold for cases involving public figures. The jurors concluded that Depp should receive more than $10 million.
Depp’s victory was not absolute, however. The jurors also found that part of Heard’s counterclaim was valid. They dismissed two of Heard’s three counts, but found she had been defamed by a lawyer for Depp who accused her of trashing their apartment to make her look worse to police. The jury awarded him $2 million.
A look at each count considered by jurors:
Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 05:01
Captain Jack Sparrow’s fans outside the court made Heard feel ‘less than human’
Court proceedings were broadcast live on television throughout the six-week legal battle, with the trial also drawing crowds of in-person admirers, many of whom stood outside the courthouse to express their support for Depp.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 04:00
Savannah Guthrie grills Heard over Johnny Depp’s audio ‘taunt’ played at trial
Ms Guthrie, whose husband worked as a consultant for Mr Depp’s legal team, asked Ms Heard about the recordings played to the jury where she was heard ‘taunting’ her then-husband about being’ victim of domestic violence”.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 03:00
What is the relationship between Savannah Guthrie and Johnny Depp?
Hollywood actress Amber Heard gave her first interview since a Virginia jury found her guilty of defaming her former husband Johnny Depp, sitting down with NBC reporter Savannah Guthrie to reflect on her version of the story. ‘story.
The network plans to air excerpts from its hit interview in installments on June 14 and 15 and in an hour Deadline special on June 17.
What is surprising is not that the Aquaman The star opens up about her experiences but that her choice of broadcaster to confide in has a known connection to her ex-husband.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 02:00
Heard insists ‘I spoke truth to power’ in first post-trial interview
Amber Heard insists she spoke ‘truth to power’ throughout the highly publicized libel lawsuit against her ex-husband Johnny Depp in a recent exclusive interview on NBC. Today’s show.
“The First Amendment protects speech…it doesn’t protect lies that amount to libel,” NBC host Savannah Guthrie told the actor in her first interview since Mr Depp won his libel suit. $50 million against her. The jury also awarded Ms Heard a partial victory in her countersuit, which was decided earlier this month.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 01:00
Heard makes Edward Scissorhands dig in new interview
The Aquaman the star discussed the verdict – which ruled in favor of Depp – in a new interview with NBC Today.
In closing arguments, Depp’s attorney claimed Heard “acted” and described his testimony as the “performance of a lifetime”.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 00:00
Heard admits she and Depp might look like ‘Hollywood kids’
Amber Heard admitted she understood how the public might see her and ex-husband Johnny Depp as ‘Hollywood brats’ following the ex-couple’s defamation lawsuit, in an interview with NBC Today’s show.
Ms Heard sits with NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie for an exclusive interview that airs in full at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, June 17. The network previewed snippets of the interview ahead of time.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 11:00 p.m.
Depp reaches 10 million subscribers on TikTok within 24 hours of posting his first video
Johnny Depp hit 10 million followers on TikTok within 24 hours of posting his first video.
The actor joined the video-sharing app on Monday (June 6) days after winning his multimillion-dollar libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp managed to reach over 3 million followers without posting a single piece of content. His biography on the platform reads: “Occasional Thespian”.
Olivier O’ConnellJune 14, 2022 10:00 p.m.