Amber Heard interview: Actor tells Savannah Guthrie on Today ‘she did well’ and talks about feelings for Johnny Depp after trial

Amber Heard interview: Actor tells Savannah Guthrie on Today ‘she did well’ and talks about feelings for Johnny Depp after trial

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.

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NBC’s Today show airing more Amber Heard interview

NBC Today show airs more of Savannah Guthrie’s interview with Amber Heard this morning.

In a tease at the top of the show, Ms Heard claims she’s ‘done the right thing’ with the court case and will talk about her plans for the future.

Ms. Guthrie also asks him about his feelings for Johnny Depp after the trial.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 12:14

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Heard insists ‘I spoke truth to power’

Amber Heard insists she spoke ‘truth to power’ throughout the highly publicized defamation 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.

“Free speech doesn’t protect you if you walk into a crowded theater and yell ‘fire,'” Ms Heard explained in an excerpt from the interview, which is scheduled to air in full at 8 p.m. ET on Friday. June 17.

“My understanding of what that means is not just freedom to speak, it’s a freedom to speak truth to power,” she added.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 12:00

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Watch: Heard admits she and Depp might look like ‘Hollywood brats’

Amber Heard Admits She and Depp Might Look Like “Hollywood Kids”

Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 11:00 a.m.

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Heard felt ‘less than human’ during ‘very beautiful’ relationship trial

“Every day I would walk past three, four, sometimes six blocks, blocks with people holding signs saying ‘burn the witch’, ‘death to Amber’. After three and a half weeks, I spoke up and just saw a courtroom full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans, who were vocal and energetic,” Ms Heard said.

“Can you put into words what you felt?” asked Mrs. Guthrie.

“It is the most humiliating and horrible thing I have ever experienced. I have never felt more removed from my own humanity,” Ms Heard said. “I felt less than human.”

Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 09:00

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Watch: Heard makes Edward Scissorhands dig in post-trial interview

Amber Heard makes Edward Scissorhands dig in post-trial interview

Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 08:00

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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

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Watch: Heard grilled on “taunting” Depp

Savannah Guthrie Grills Amber Heard Over Johnny Depp Audio ‘Taunting’

Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 06:00

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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

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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

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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 a ‘victim of domestic violence”.

Olivier O’ConnellJune 15, 2022 03:00

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