Was Amber Heard paid $1 MILLION for Today Show spot? Johnny Depp fans want NBC to disclose details

The actress sat down for a one-on-one with Savannah Guthrie after the Virginia court verdict that favored her ex-husband


                            Was Amber Heard paid $1 MILLION for Today Show spot? Johnny Depp fans want NBC to disclose details
Amber Heard has given an interview to NBC after the defamation trial ruling (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)
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Amber Heard does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon, as weeks after her blockbuster courtroom drama with ex-husband Johnny Depp ended in Fairfax, Virginia, she went on to give an exclusive interview to NBC. Though she lost the legal battle against Johnny Depp after the jurors ruled majorly in the actor’s favor, she sat with Savannah Guthrie to present her side, and now Depp fans are claiming she was paid for it.

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In the one-hour long sit-down interview, which was shown in two parts on TODAY on Tuesday, June 14, and Wednesday, June 15, and will be available in full on ‘Dateline’ on Friday, June 17, Heard stated, “To my dying day (I) will stand by every word of my testimony.” The 36-year-old also claimed that she still loves the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star as she said, “Absolutely. I love him. I loved him with all my heart. I have no bad feelings or ill will toward him at all.”

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Furthermore, she also pointed a finger at the June 1 verdict and slammed the people who launched a hate rally against her online as the trial was going on. Heard told Guthrie: “I'll put it this way, how could they [jurors] 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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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attend the "Black Mass" Virgin Atlantic Gala screening during the BFI London Film Festival, at Odeon Leicester Square on October 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for BFI)

She then added, “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. 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."

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The interview has attracted a lot of backlash, especially from Depp’s supporters, who believe that Heard received a huge amount to be on the TV and also want NBC to reveal how much money they gave her. A user tweeted, “#teamjohnnydepp DO NOT WATCH #amberheard interview with @NBCNews Friday night! She was paid 1 million $ for this spot and if ratings are high in this spot NBC will make more money off of this interview.#BOYCOTTAmberHeardInteviews #boycottnbcnews #AmberHeardIsALiar #johnnydepp.” The second user said, “Don’t watch this hour long interview tomorrow with Amber Heard. We don’t watch=the network loses ratings =she doesn’t get paid!!! Our friends on YouTube will show it. @ThatUmbrella @PopcornedPlanet.”

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Johnny Depp supporters rally outside of a Fairfax County Court House May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Closing arguments in the Depp v. Heard defamation trial, brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard, begins today. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

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A person speculated, “I definitely think Amber Heard was paid something for the ‘exclusive’. She must’ve pitched to sell her interview to the highest bidder. Most could’ve passed tho… For credibility purposes, @nbc @TODAYshow @dateline should disclose if she was paid and how much. That’s relevant.” Another one shared, “To all the clueless experts who keep saying “Why would Amber Heard lie, there’s no profit in it!?” She literally has been making a profit. She got paid for this Dateline interview. She was getting paid for her speeches and appearances.” “Amber Heard is on this defamation tour of interviews that she’s being paid to do by media outlets so she can then pay the compensatory damages she owes Johnny 😂😂😂 this B really has no shame 😂 #AmberHeardIsALiar #AmberHeardCommittedPerjury #AmberTurd,” a tweet read.

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Actress Amber Heard arrives at the Fairfax County Courthouse on May 25, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp v. Heard, a defamation case brought by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard is in its last week at trial with closing arguments scheduled for this Friday. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

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Another tweet stated, “Who cares what she tells her daughter. Amber lied and tried to ruin someone's life. Shame on @TODAYshow @NBCNewsPR why are you giving her a platform I heard she was paid at least a million for this interview. @NBCNews is this the message you want to send paying abusers.”

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