Amber Heard has admitted that she has done and said ‘horrible things’ while she was in a relationship with Johnny Depp. She also added that the trial was the most humiliating and horrible thing she has ever went through.
Amber Heard said that the defamation lawsuit trial was one of the most humiliating things she has ever been through. Photo: AP
Johnny Depp won the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard on June 1. In her first interview since the verdict, Amber spoke about the trial, which went on for six weeks and called it the most ‘horrible and humiliating’ thing she has been through. The actress also said that she stands by the testimony she gave during the trial. She added that she feels she did not get a fair representation on social media.
AMBER SAID SHE DID ‘HORRIBLE THINGS’ WHILE SHE WAS MARRIED TO DEPP
Speaking to NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, Amber Heard said, “To my dying day, I’ll stand by every word of my testimony. I made a lot of mistakes, but I’ve always told the truth. His lawyer did a better job at distracting the jury from the real issues. This is the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through. I did do and say horrible, regrettable things throughout my relationship. I behaved in horrible, almost unrecognizable to myself ways. I have so much regret.”
AMBER CALLS DEPP’S WITNESSES ‘PAID EMPLOYEES’
In the first part of the interview, which was aired on Monday on NBC, Amber called Depp’s witnesses “paid employees” and “randos.” She said, “How could they make a judgment? How could they not come to that conclusion? They had sat in those seats and heard over three weeks of non-stop, relentless testimony from paid employees and towards the end of the trial, randos, as I say.”
ABOUT JOHNNY DEPP AND AMBER HEARD CASE
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on the sets of The Rum Diary in 2009 and started dating a few years later. In 2015, they got married. During that time, Johnny Depp was in a long-term relationship with French actress Vanessa Paradis while Amber Heard was dating photographer Tasya Van Ree. Following the split with their respective former partners, the two began secretly dating in 2011. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were engaged in 2014. The news became public when a picture emerged of the actress wearing an ornate engagement ring. They finally got married in 2015 in a very private ceremony on Depp’s private island in the Bahamas.
In 2016, Heard filed for divorce and alleged that Depp had physically abused her during their marriage under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Depp denied the accusations and stated that Heard was “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse.” Their divorce was finalised in 2017. Johnny Depp later sued Amber Heard for defamation because of an op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post in 2018. In the op-ed, headlined “I spoke up against sexual violence — and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change,” Heard claimed that she was a domestic abuse survivor. However, she did not name Depp.