Amber Heard mentioned 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 without any consideration what I assumed was my proper to talk, not simply what I lived by way of however what I knew,” the actress mentioned in regards to the case in a Friday night time sit-down with Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Dateline.”
“I’m terrified,” Heard added when requested if she was scared she could be sued once more by Depp.
“I suppose that’s what a defamation lawsuit is supposed to do, it’s meant to take your voice.”
The total interview with Guthrie aired after a number of teasers have 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 reality, 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 through 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 lady has come ahead and mentioned he bodily hit them.”
Heard responded by hinting that Depp’s different exes might have been too afraid to publicly accuse him of alleged abuse.
“Look what occurred to me once I got here ahead. Would you?” she mentioned.
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 is vindictive. There’s no a part of me that sees any … This might be a very awful approach to get vengeance,” Heard mentioned.
“I’m not an excellent sufferer, I get it. I’m not a likable sufferer. I’m not an ideal sufferer, I get it. I’m not a saint. I’m not asking anybody to love me,” she mentioned.
“What I discovered in that trial is, it’s by no means going to be adequate,” she mentioned in regards to the jury’s failure to consider her testimony.
“When you’ve got proof then it was a scheme, it was a hoax. Should you don’t have proof it didn’t occur. When you’ve got a bruise, it’s faux. Should you don’t have a bruise, then violence clearly didn’t harm you. Should you informed individuals, then you definately’re hysterical. Should you didn’t inform anybody, it didn’t occur.”
Heard mentioned 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] might have of coming ahead and talking out”
“I hope this doesn’t have the chilling impact that I fear it might have on different individuals,” she mentioned.
Heard additionally admitted she “completely” nonetheless loves Depp and bears “no unhealthy emotions” towards him.
Requested if there was one factor she wished the jury may have seen through the trial, Heard mentioned there are paperwork from her physician that “represented years, years of real-time explanations of what was occurring.”
“There’s a binder price of years of notes relationship again to 2011 from the very starting of my relationship that have been taken by my physician, who I used to be reporting the abuse to,” Heard mentioned 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 ground” and “He threw her in opposition to a wall and threatened to kill her.”
Heard mentioned 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 feel a majority of this trial performed out exterior of the courtroom sadly. I feel a overwhelming majority of this trial was performed out on social media. And I feel this trial is an instance of that run amok,” Heard mentioned, arguing that the jury should have been influenced by Depp’s followers on the courthouse and on-line.
The jury ultimately sided with Depp, attributable to “nonstop relentless testimony from paid staff,” she alleged.
“I don’t blame them. I really perceive he’s a beloved character and other people really feel they know him. He’s a incredible actor,” she mentioned, whereas admitting she ought to have owned as much as a few of her personal unhealthy habits to curry favor with jurors.
“I did do and say horrible and regrettable issues all through my relationship,” Heard informed Guthrie. “I’ve a lot remorse.”
“You realize, Savannah, as foolish as it’s to say this out loud … my objective, the one factor I may hope for at this level, is I simply need individuals to see me as a human being.”