Amber Heard gets the chance this week to candidly explain her side of the Johnny Depp pilot series in an upcoming interview with Savannah Guthrie.
Heard, 36, will speak to NBC on June 17 to discuss the defamation lawsuit, Deadline reported Monday.
The exclusive was secretly filmed in New York City on June 9. To keep the special away from prying eyes, the interview was not filmed in NBC’s iconic 30 Rock building.
A source told the outlet that Guthrie, 50, spoke to the “Aquaman” actress about how she thought the jury’s decision might affect freedom of speech in America and other women who come out to talk about domestic violence. to influence.
A spokesperson for Heard told The Post about the upcoming interview: “Johnny Depp’s legal team covered the media with numerous statements and televised interviews for days after the verdict, and Depp himself did the same on social media.”
“Mrs. Heard was simply meant to respond to what they did aggressively last week; she did this by expressing her thoughts and feelings, much of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand,” they continued.
Heard also discussed Depp’s libel case with The Sun and how she sees major differences between the media in the UK and the US.
The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star lost the case with the British tabloid in 2020.
A jury in Fairfax, Virginia awarded Depp, 58, more than $10 million on June 1 for discovering that his ex-wife defamed his reputation and damaged his career with her allegations of domestic violence in a 2018 op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post.
He also scored $5 million in punitive damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.
After the grueling six-week trial, Heard released a statement about her loss, saying she was “heartbroken” at the verdict.
“The disappointment I feel today is indescribable,” the representative of the “Danish Girl” star told The Post. “I’m devastated that the mountain of evidence still wasn’t enough to withstand my ex-husband’s disproportionate power, influence and power.”
“I am even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It’s a setback. It sets the clock back to a time when a woman who spoke out and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It detracts from the idea that violence against women should be taken seriously,” Heard’s statement continued.
She continued: ‘I believe Johnny’s lawyers have managed to get the jury to overlook the key issue of free speech and ignore evidence so compelling that we won in the UK.
“I’m sorry I lost this case,” Heard’s statement concluded. “But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost the right I thought I had as an American—to speak freely and openly.”