Amber Heard gives first interview since court ruling: ‘I actually understand’

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After six weeks in court and no less than three days of voting, it became clear on June 1 that Amber Heard became the big loser in the controversial lawsuit between her and ex-husband Johnny Depp.

‘I am devastated that the mountain of evidence was not enough to withstand my ex-husband’s disproportionate power and influence,’ the actress wrote on her social media shortly after the verdict was handed down.

Since then, she has not spoken publicly about the case. Until now. Amber Heard has chosen to give an exclusive interview to the NBC program ‘Today‘.

In the interview, which will be split into two parts and broadcast both Tuesday and Wednesday, she explains ‘Today’ host Savannah Guthrie that she does not ‘blame the jury’.


Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were married in 2015, but divorced the following year.

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were married in 2015, but divorced the following year.
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‘I actually understand that. He is a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a great actor, ‘says Amber Heard in a sneak peek at the interview.

Something she does not understand, however, is how the case has been presented on social media.

‘Even someone who’s sure I deserve all that hate and vitriol – even if you think I’m lying, you still could not look me in the eye and tell me that you think that on social media has been a fair presentation, “says Amber Heard and continues:

“You can not tell me that you think it has been fair.”

During the trial, Amber Heard also stated that she was exposed to countless death threats on a daily basis.


Amber Heard.

Amber Heard.
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»I get harassed, threatened, humiliated… every single day. People want to kill me and they tell me. Every day, ”she explained from the witness stand.

Amber Heard was sentenced to pay her ex-husband a full 15 million dollars: 10 million in compensation, as well as a so-called penalty of 5 million.

In Virginia, where the trial took place, however, there is a ceiling on these penalties, and she therefore escapes with $ 350,000. She therefore ends up having to pay Johnny Depp $ 10.350 million, equivalent to 72.3 million kroner.

Amber Heard herself was awarded $ 2 million in compensation, which is equivalent to more than 14 million Danish kroner.

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