Actress Amber Heard gave her first interview to NBC’s Dateline show, and said she feels “terrified” at the possibility of being sued again by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp . The conversation was led by journalist Savannah Guthrie and released on Friday (17).
When asked about her lawsuit against Depp, Amber said: “I think that’s what a defamation suit does, it takes away your voice.”
The actress stressed that, for her, she had the right to speak publicly about the domestic violence she said she had suffered. “I took for granted what I assumed was my right to speak, not just about what I lived, but what I knew.”
Even with the jury’s verdict, Amber said she kept “every word” of what she said during the trial.
At one point, the journalist asked why she was talking about the trial and the actress replied: “The only thing I can hope for at this point is for people to see me as a human being.”
“I’m not a good victim, I understand. I’m not a sympathetic victim. I’m not a perfect victim, I understand. I am not a saint. I’m not asking anyone to like me.”
Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were married until 2016 and lived a legal dispute that drew a lot of attention from the press. Amidst several allegations of abuse – from both sides – Amber and Depp went to court asking for damages.
Amber Heard , after her divorce from Johnny Depp , published an article claiming to be a survivor of domestic violence. Upon learning of the article, Depp decided to sue the actress for defamation.
With the final verdict, the actress must pay $ 15 million to the actor. Depp is also expected to pay his ex-wife $2 million in moral damages.
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AMBER HEARD CALLS ‘TERRIFIED’
Amber Heard ‘s first interview after the trial in which she was found guilty of defaming her ex-husband Johnny Depp aired this Friday on NBC’s “Dateline” program.
In conversation with journalist Savannah Guthrie , the Aquaman actress said she was “terrified” at the prospect of being sued again by the actor.
During the trial, social media heavily favored Depp over Heard . According to the actress, she suffered death threats and gratuitous hate.
“The only thing I can hope for right now is for people to see me as a human being,” she said.
The actress sees the interview as a possibility to encourage people to report abusers and not be afraid of what can happen if they talk about what they are suffering. For her, it was her right to publicly cite the domestic violence she says she suffered.
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“What I learned in this trial is that nothing is ever going to be good enough,” she said of the jury not believing her testimony. “If you have evidence, then it was a scam, a hoax. If you don’t have evidence, it didn’t happen. If you have a bruise, it’s fake. If you don’t have a bruise, then the violence clearly didn’t hurt you. people? So you’re hysterical. Didn’t you tell? It didn’t happen.”, vents the artist.