Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of 'reimagining' trial in NBC interview instead of moving on
Johnny Depp and his team have accused Amber Heard and her legal team of ‘reimagining’ the couple’s bitter legal battle after the ‘Aquaman’ star gave her first interview since the verdict. On Thursday afternoon, June 14, a segment of Heard's interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie - which will be broadcast in full on 'Dateline' on Friday, June 17 - was released on the video streaming platform Peacock, in which Depp's team responded to Heard's outburst.
According to the Independent, a spokeswoman for Depp told 'Dateline' that the actor merely wants to move forward after winning his lawsuit, in response to Heard's interview with NBC. “It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining, and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor,” the spox said.
This came after an anonymous juror revealed to 'Good Morning America' that Heard's ‘ice-cold’ evidence was misinterpreted by the panel as ‘crocodile tears.’ Additionally, the juror said that the jury concluded her emotional testimony didn't add up and that she was the aggressor in the couple's tragic relationship. Meanwhile, Heard said she will stand by her testimony ‘to my dying day’ and claimed she paid the price for ‘speaking truth to power' in a segment of her interview. A 20-minute preview clip on Peacock reveals that Heard offered the NBC show multiple records from a doctor that "represented years, years of real-time explanations of what was going on."
Heard said in the video, “There’s a binder worth of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that was taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to.” According to ‘Dateline,’ the documents include one incident in 2012 in which Depp allegedly ‘hit her, threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her.’ According to the report, Heard's legal team was unable to introduce the documents into evidence because it was 'hearsay.'
Depp, 59, sued Heard, 36, for defamation after the publication of a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she called herself a victim of domestic abuse. A jury found that the piece was about the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor on June 1, and awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. For her own countersuit, Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages. Meanwhile, Heard told the ‘Today Show’ that she ‘definitely’ still loves her alleged abuser. When asked if she still loves her ex-husband, the 'Aquaman' actress said about Depp, “I loved him with all my heart. 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.”