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Johnny Depp's Team Respond To Amber Heard's Interview

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Johnny Depp's Team Respond To Amber Heard's Interview

Johnny Depp's legal team has responded to Amber Heard's interview, saying the star and her team are 'repeating, reimagining and re-litigating' aspects of the trial that have already been decided in court.

The Aquaman actor spoke about the verdict in depth for the first time with NBC News' Savannah Guthrie this week. Segments of the interview have released by the network's Today show, with the full interview dropping on Dateline today, June 17.

In one of the clips, Heard admitted to doing 'horrible regrettable things' in her relationship with Depp but that she 'always told the truth'.

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Another instalment saw Guthrie question her over whether she felt she could be sued for defamation again, to which she replied: "I am scared that, no matter what I do, no matter what I say or how I say it, every step that I take will present another opportunity for silencing, which I guess is what a defamation lawsuit is meant to do – it is meant to take your voice."

Amber Heard gave her first in-depth interview since her legal battle with Johnny Depp. Credit: NBC
Amber Heard gave her first in-depth interview since her legal battle with Johnny Depp. Credit: NBC

Depp's legal team has since responded to the interview, with a spokesperson for the Pirates of the Caribbean star saying: "It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favour."

The news arrives after Depp sued Heard for $50 million in damages over domestic abuse claims she made in a 2018 article for The Washington Post, and she issued a counterclaim for $100 million.

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Following a highly-publicised legal battle, the jury ruled in favour of Depp and awarded him $15 million, which was later capped at $10.35 million by Judge Penney Azcarate.

In a separate verdict Heard was awarded $2 million in damages via the counterclaim.

Earlier this week, Heard claimed the trial was unbalanced, stating: “​​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."

But a juror from the trial anonymously spoke out to deny Heard’s claims, insisting the jury based their decision on the evidence and nothing more. 

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Speaking to Good Morning America, the male juror said: “A lot of her story didn't add up... the majority of the jury felt that she was the aggressor.

A juror said they made their decision based on the evidence. Credit: Alamy
A juror said they made their decision based on the evidence. Credit: Alamy

"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 continued: “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.”

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Topics: News, Amber Heard, Johnny Depp

Daisy Phillipson
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