“All This Hate”
Heard feels he has been treated unfairly
06/14/2022, 08:15 am
Actress Amber Heard has made her public debut following the defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. In an interview, she does not complain about the jury’s decision – but about the reactions in the online networks. Heard has an explanation for the hate.
The US actress Amber Heard spoke out in detail for the first time after the defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp, complaining of hatred directed at her in online networks. “All this hatred and the sharpness” were not “fair”, said Heard in an interview with the US broadcaster NBC, which has only been published in excerpts so far. The 36-year-old stressed that she “didn’t take the attacks personally”.
During the several-week process, Heard had become the target of sharp attacks from users of online platforms. Among other things, their allegations of domestic violence against Depp were called into question. In the internationally acclaimed civil trial, the jury largely sided with Depp at the beginning of June: They sentenced Heard to pay more than ten million dollars in damages to the star of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. In return, Depp was sentenced to pay only $2 million in damages to Heard.
The actor, known for films such as “Aquaman” and “The Danish Girl”, emphasized in the NBC interview that she did not hold the jury against her verdict. “I don’t blame them. I understand that he (Depp) is a beloved character. People feel like they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.” She herself, on the other hand, was portrayed in witness statements during the three-and-a-half-week trial as an “unbelievable person” who “not a word” could be believed.
Depp sued Heard, to whom he was married between 2015 and 2017, for $50 million in damages. The reason was a contribution by Heard for the “Washington Post” from 2018, in which the actress described herself as a victim of domestic violence. She did not name her ex-husband; However, Depp argued that the allegation was clearly aimed at him and had seriously damaged his career. Heard responded with a counterclaim.