Amber Heard does not blame the jury for Johnny Depp’s recent win in their defamation trial.
“I actually understand,” the 36-year-old actress told Savannah Guthrie about the verdict in… Sneak preview of Monday from her upcoming “Today” show interview.
“He’s a beloved character and people feel like they know him,” she continued in the clip. “He’s a fantastic actor.”
However, Heard called the negativity on social media surrounding the trial unfair.
“Even someone who knows for sure I deserve all this hate and vitriol, even if you think I’m lying, you still couldn’t look me in the eye and tell me you think there’s been fair representation on social media ,” she explained.
“You can’t tell me you think this was fair.”
Heard noted that she doesn’t take the response “personally”, adding: “I don’t care what people think of 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 suppose the average person should know those things.”
Earlier this month, a seven-member jury unanimously ruled after 13 hours of deliberation that Heard defamed Depp, 59, in her 2018 Washington Post op-ed calling herself a victim of domestic violence, awarding her ex-husband $10 million in damages. and $5 million in punitive damages.
Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages, but $0 in punitive damages for her counterpart.
The “Aquaman” star took to Instagram to share a statement following the June 1 verdict.
“The disappointment I feel today is indescribable. I am devastated that the mountain of evidence still wasn’t enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and rule of my ex-husband,” she told her at the time. followers: “I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women.”
Heard concluded, “I’m sorry I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost the right that I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”
In a statement of his own, Depp wrote that he was “humiliated” to “get his life back”.
“From the outset, the aim of this case was to reveal the truth regardless of the outcome,” the actor wrote. “I feel at peace in the knowledge that I’ve finally achieved that.”
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star then created a TikTok account. His first upload on the platform had him wave to supporters.
“We will all move forward together,” Depp wrote with the images. “You are, as always, my employers and again, I can’t help but say thank you. So thank you.”
His ex-wife commented on the video, with a spokesperson for the Texas resident telling People: “While Johnny Depp says he is ‘moving forward’, women’s rights are declining. The sentence’s message to victims of domestic violence is… be afraid to get up and speak out.”
Heard’s interview with Guthrie, 50, airs Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.