Amber Heard Johnny Depp Juror Speaks Out On Claims Verdict Was Unfair
| Last updated
Featured Image Credit: Alamy
A juror from the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial has hit back at her claims that the trial was unfair.
The high profile trial drew to a close earlier this month, with the seven jurors spending less than 13 hours deliberating before unanimously finding in favour of Depp.
Earlier this week, Heard took part in an interview with Today, in which she said: “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."
Now a juror from the trial has denied Heard’s claims and has insisted that the jury based their decision on the evidence and nothing more.
The male juror, who remained anonymous, spoke to Good Morning America, where he claimed he and his fellow jurors were left feeling ‘uncomfortable’ over the way Heard stared at them throughout the proceedings.
He went on to stress that the verdict was reached purely on the evidence presented at trial and that three of those involved didn’t have social media.
He said: “A lot of her story didn't add up... the majority of the jury felt that she was the aggressor.
"The crying, the facial expressions that she had, the staring at the jury. All of us were very uncomfortable... she would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold… Some of us used the expression ‘crocodile tears’."
He added: “We followed the evidence. Myself and at least two other jurors don't use Twitter or Facebook. Others who had it made a point not to talk about it.”
The man went on to say that he believed both Heard and Depp had mistreated each other, but said Depp’s testimony was ‘more believable’.
He said: “He just seemed a little more real in terms of how he was responding to questions.
“His emotional state was very stable throughout.”
The man went on: “What I think is truthful is that they were abusive towards each other.
“I don't think that makes either of them right or wrong, but to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there wasn't enough evidence that really supported what she was saying.”
If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]