Amber Heard doesn’t blame the jury for siding with Johnny Depp at trial as she sits down for first TV interview

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Amber Heard is set for her first TV interview following the verdict in her trial of Johnny Depp.

The Aquaman actress said she did not find the portrayal of the lawsuit on social media “fair” after Depp won the lawsuit for defamation.

The interview will air on NBC’s Today Show on June 17, and a preview has been released.

In the preview, Heard says, “Even someone who’s 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’re thinking on social media.” media there has been fair representation.

“You can’t tell me you think this was fair.”

Speaking about the jury’s verdict, she added: “I don’t blame them.

‘Actually, I understand. He is a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.’

A spokesperson for Heard added in a statement: “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.

‘Madam. Heard was just meant to respond to what they did aggressively last week; she did that by expressing her thoughts and feelings, many of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand.’

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor was awarded a total of $15 million (£12 million) in compensatory and punitive damages after a jury found that Heard, 36, defamed him in a 2018 article she wrote about her experiences of domestic violence.

Depp, 58, initially filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife for $50 million (£40 million), but Heard then filed a counter-charge for $100 million (£80 million).

With the verdict in his favor, the jury agreed to award the actor $10 million (£7 million) in damages and a further $5 million (£3.9 million) in punitive damages.

However, the punitive damages were capped at $350,000 (£279k) under Virginia state law. Heard himself was also awarded $2 million (£1.6 million) in compensatory damages, bringing Depp’s total down to $8.35 million (£6.7 million).