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Amber Heard slammed for claiming she lost because Johnny Depp put 'RANDOS' on the stand

In her first interview after the courtroom drama, the actress said she doesn’t 'blame' the jurors but criticized the social media attacks on her
UPDATED JUN 13, 2022
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the Fairfax County Courthouse on May 25, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
Actress Amber Heard arrives at the Fairfax County Courthouse on May 25, 2022, in Fairfax, Virginia (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

Days after losing against her ex-husband Johnny Depp in a defamation case, Amber Heard has now decided to speak up in a tv interview. The actress is all set to comment on the six-week-long courtroom drama in a one-hour primetime special on NBC.

Heard was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie in New York City on June 9 but the program was not filmed at NBC’s 30 Rock HQ due to security reasons, Deadline reported. During the sit-down, ‘The Rum Diary’ star reportedly told Guthrie that she doesn’t “blame” the jurors for the June 1 verdict. She said, “I'll put it this way, how could they make a judgment, how could they not come to that conclusion [that I couldn't be believed]? They had said in those seats and heard over three weeks of nonstop, relentless testimony from paid employees and towards the end of the trial, randos, as I say. I don't blame them, I don't blame them, I actually understand, he's a beloved character and people feel that they know him. He's a fantastic actor. Again, how could they after listening to three and a half weeks of testimony about how I was an uncredible person and not to believe a word that came out of my mouth."



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The 36-year-old also reportedly criticized the social media attack against her as the trial was ongoing, calling it “unfair”. She remarked, “I don’t care what one thinks about me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in my marriage, behind closed doors. I don’t presume the average person should know those things. And so I don’t take it personally.”

Actor Johnny Depp outside a County Courthouse during a break of his trial on May 24, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“But even somebody who is sure I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I’m lying, you still couldn’t look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation. You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair,” Heard added in the interview, which is expected to air Tuesday and Wednesday on ‘TODAY.’ Fridays’ ‘Dateline’ will also show the taping at 8 pm ET.

During the deliberation after the trial at a Virginia court, the jury members found all allegations of Depp against Heard true and awarded him $15 million in damages, which was later reduced to $10.35 million. But the ‘Aquaman’ actress was only given $2 million after only one of her accusations was found to be true, which left her disheartened. In a statement, she said: “The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I'm heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex husband.”

Actress Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, the actress was slammed online after clips of her interview came out. A tweet ridiculing her read: “Why would she blame the jury? She lost. The jury did NOT believe her. Her true character was exposed. Why is she even doing this interview? I thought she wanted to be left alone and move on.” “Amber don't forget,  what goes around comes around. Johnny will be paid back in spades for his embellishments and denial of the truth,” another tweet stated.



Amber Heard arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand on July 24, 2020 in London, England (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)


A user tweeted, “Why watch its ging to be 1hr of everybody fault but her hasnt she learned just to keep silent its in her best interest and her pocketbook.” Another wrote: “I, for one, will not be watching... bias, bias everywhere... I heard you on the stand. You had your chance to convince me. You failed. We're all better off not watching and giving her more time to spin her lies. Get on your life. Stop wasting our time and trying to gaslight us.” “And sadly this is only the beginning , she has no intentions of letting johnny live his life peacefully 😔,” a third remarked. Someone added: “The world watched the trial, we heard the audio, saw through all the terrible lies...please just get some help Amber, seriously..”




Amber Heard arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 20, 2020 in London, England (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Some went on to criticize NBC for featuring Heard. One user wrote, “Why would you have her on the show!!  No one wants to see her lie anymore!!  She is the one that makes a joke out of Domestic Violence!!!” Another suggested, “Look she needs help not a spot on Primetime.” “Just what television needs, more Amber. Savannah, I stopped watching because of these types of interviews,” a tweet added.