Amber Heard says she still loves Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has accused Amber Heard and her legal team of “reimagining” the couple’s bitter legal battle in her first interview since a jury decided against her.
A portion of the interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie – which will air in full on Dateline on Friday – was released on Peacock on Thursday afternoon, in which Depp’s team responded to Heard speaking out.
“It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor,” his team said.
It came after an anonymous juror came forward to reveal that Heard’s “ice-cold” testimony was perceived as “crocodile tears” by the panel.
Further, I have told good morning america that the jury found her emotional testimony “didn’t add up” and they believed her to be the “aggressor” in the couple’s doomed relationship.
Sections of Heard’s interview aired on Today earlier this week, with her saying she will stand by her testimony “to my dying day” and that she paid the price for “speaking truth to power”.
Heard says she ‘responded’ to violence but ‘never had to instigate it’
NBC released a new portion of Ms Guthrie’s interview with Heard on Peacock on Thursday afternoon, in which she repeated her claim that she never instigated violence with Depp.
“I never had to instigate it, I responded to it,” she said.
“When you’re living in violence and it becomes normal, as I testified to, you have to adapt, you adopt strategies to cope with it, and if it meant, as I testified to, if it meant the difference between a broken nose or a sore cheek, I would do it.”
The Independent’s Louis Chilton has more:
Megan Sheets17 June 2022 16:30
Highlights from Heard’s interview so far
Heard’s full interview with Savannah Guthrie will air at 8pm EST tonight on Dateline.
Viewers can tune in to NBC News or stream on Peacock here.
Below are some highlights from previously aired segments:
Megan Sheets17 June 2022 15:45
Heard releases new statement ahead of Dateline interview
A spokesperson for Heard has released a new statement ahead of her full Savannah Guthrie interview airing on Dateline tonight.
“If Mr. Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Gutherie for an hour and answer all her questions,” the spokesperson said.
The remarks are believed to be in response to a statement by Depp’s team to NBC on Thursday, which read: “It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re -litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor.”
Megan Sheets17 June 2022 14:57
Revelation Amber Heard didn’t donate $7m divorce settlement was a ‘fiasco’ says trial juror
An anonymous Johnny Depp trial juror has said that the revelation that Amber Heard didn’t donate her $7m divorce settlement was “a fiasco for her”.
Oliver O’Connell17 June 2022 14:15
Trial juror says Heard’s ‘ice cold’ testimony perceived as ‘crocodile tears’
A juror on the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has broken his silence to reveal that her “ice cold” testimony was perceived as “crocodile tears” by the panel.
Rachel Sharp has the latest.
Oliver O’Connell17 June 2022 13:30
Emma Thompson says Depp v Heard trial will not ‘derail’ the MeToo movement
The Oscar winner opened up about her views on the case during a recent appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Houraddressing the fear expressed by some that Depp’s victory could lead women to stay silent on allegations of abuse.
Thompson urged listeners to note that the case was not “representative” of MeToo.
Oliver O’Connell17 June 2022 12:30
Heard says she ‘doesn’t blame’ jury for siding with Depp at trial
Amber Heard said she doesn’t blame the jury for siding against her in her defamation battle against Johnny Depp as she sat down with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie for her first televised interview since the verdict.
In a clip of the interview released Monday, Ms Guthrie told Ms Heard: “There’s no polite way to say it, the jury looked at the evidence you presented, they listened to your evidence and they did not believe you. They thought you were lying.”
Oliver O’Connell17 June 2022 11:30
Watch: Even after trial Heard says she still loves Depp
Amber Heard says she still loves Johnny Depp
Oliver O’Connell17 June 2022 10:30
Opinion: Amber Heard’s latest interview with Savannah Guthrie was the last thing we needed
If this most recent interview was intended to clear things up, it certainly fell short. Many viewers will have come away from it feeling even more confused than ever.
Oliver O’Connell17 June 2022 09:30
Watch: Heard fears continued silencing after Johnny Depp trial verdict
Amber Heard fears continued silencing after Johnny Depp trial
Oliver O’Connell17 June 2022 08:30