'Imperfect victim' Amber Heard says Johnny Depp made good on his threat to 'globally humiliate' her
Amber Heard admits that she is not a "perfect victim" and feels that Johnny Depp fulfilled the "global humiliation" promise he made to her. In her first interview since losing the defamation trial to Depp, Heard has made various comments that have not gone down well with critics and fans.
During the interview, NBC host Savannah Guthrie asked Heard, "There's a text message where Johnny promises total global humiliation for you. Do you feel like that came true?" The 36-year-old actress replied, "I know he promised it, I testified to this. I'm not a good victim, I get it. I'm not a likable victim, I'm not a perfect victim, but when I testified I asked the jury to just see me as human and hear his own words, which is a promise to do this. It feels as though he has."
.@SavannahGuthrie: "There's a text message where Johnny promises total global humiliation for you. Do you feel like that came true?"— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 15, 2022
Amber Heard: " ... I asked the jury to just see me as human and hear his own words, which is a promise to do this. It feels as though he has." pic.twitter.com/iQuH82OcMI
"I'm scared that no matter what I do, no matter what I say or how I say it, every step I take will present another opportunity for this sort of silencing. Which is what I guess a defamation lawsuit is meant to do, it's meant to take your voice," Heard added. "The op-ed wasn't about my relationship with Johnny. The op-ed was about me loaning my voice to a bigger cultural conversation we were having at the time," she said.
"It's a thing. If you have bruises, if you have injuries, it's fake. If you don't have any then you aren't injured," she continued to defend herself. When Heard started blaming the trial and said, "So much of the trial was meant to cast dispersions on who I am as a human, my credibility, to call me a liar, in every way you can," Guthrie reminded her, "That was the trial, it was a credibility contest."
Watch all of part two of @SavannahGuthrie's exclusive interview with Amber Heard, in which Heard discusses her future, fears about new defamation lawsuits and whether she still “has love” for Johnny Depp: pic.twitter.com/xr3EX9se6K— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 15, 2022
"I love him. I loved him with all my heart, and I tried the best I could to make a deeply broken relationship work, and I couldn't. I have no bad feelings or ill will toward him at all. I know that it might be... hard to understand or it might be really easy to understand if you've just ever loved anyone, it should be easy," Heard concluded. The actress was trolled for the controversial remarks she made during the interview despite being found guilty of defaming Depp through her Washington Post op-ed.
The verdict of the trial, which was announced on June 1, ruled in Depp's favor. The 59-year-old actor was awarded $15 million in damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million because the jury found one of the three statements made by Depp's attorney, Adam Waldman, to be defamatory towards her. The highly debated legal battle took place in Fairfax, Virginia, and was live streamed on Law & Crime Network.
.@SavannahGuthrie: On the first day of the trial you issued a statement, and part of the statement said, 'I still have love for Johnny.'— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 15, 2022
Amber Heard: Yes.
SG: Is that still true?
SG: After everything?
AH: Absolutely. I love him. I loved him with all my heart. pic.twitter.com/h49L6XdYuR