Amber Heard interview latest: Actor says ‘binder’ of evidence not allowed in Johnny Depp trial could have changed verdict

Amber Heard says she still loves Johnny Depp

Amber Heard has claimed that a “binder” of evidence including therapist notes and text messages that the jury did not have could have changed the verdict in her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Ms Heard’s full interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie aired on Dateline on Friday night, where the Aquaman actor said that her therapist had contemporaneously documented her allegations of abuse since 2011.

According to the notes, Ms Heard told her therapist that Mr Depp “hit her, threw her on the floor” in an alleged incident in 2012.

Ms Heard’s team also shared text messages including where she appeared to tell her father that Mr Depp had kicked her on an airplane.

The notes and texts were not allowed as evidence in the case after the judge ruled them inadmissible.

Mr Depp has denied ever abusing Ms Heard.

On Thursday, Mr Depp’s team responded to Ms Heard’s interview saying: the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor. ”

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Heard says she doesn’t blame the jury

Amber Heard said she doesn’t blame the jury for siding against her in her defamation battle against Johnny Depp as she sat down with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie for her first televised interview since the verdict.

“I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor, ”Ms Heard said.

The Independent ‘s Gustaf Kilander has the full story:

Rachel Sharp20 June 2022 06:30

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Heard grilled by Guthrie over $ 7m divorce settlement

Amber Heard was grilled by Savannah Guthrie about being “caught in a lie” over her pledge to donate her $ 7m divorce settlement to charity, in the actor’s first sitdown interview since her bombshell defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Ms Guthrie put Ms Heard on the spot over the discrepancies between her pledge and the actual payments made, questioning whether this raised doubts about her “credibility” among the jury.

“Do you think the jurors sitting there that was you getting caught in a lie?” probed Ms Guthrie, whose husband works for Mr Depp’s legal team, in a clip from the interview aired Wednesday.

Ms Heard defended the furore over the charitable donation, saying that the trial was used to try to paint her as “a liar” and arguing that she shouldn’t have had to pledge her entire settlement in the first place for people to believe her accusations of abuse against her ex-husband.

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel Sharp20 June 2022 05:30

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Heard opens up about intense security around her during trial

Amber Heard opened up to Savannah Guthrie about the protective measures that were implemented for her during the trial as Johnny Depp fans gathered outside the courthouse each day.

“Every single day I passed city blocks lined with people holding signs saying things that I couldn’t repeat on television,” she said.

“They had to establish barricades to protect me so I could drive into a protected entrance of the courthouse. Every single day that’s how I walked in the court. ”

Further, she commented on her lawyers fighting to keep TV cameras out of the court.

The Independent’s Inga Parkel has the full story:

Rachel Sharp20 June 2022 04:30

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Heard grilled by Guthrie over audio played at trial

Amber Heard was grilled over audio that captured her “taunting” ex-husband Johnny Depp in her sitdown interview with Savannah Guthrie.

Ms Guthrie, whose husband worked as a consultant for Mr Depp’s legal team, probed Ms Heard about recordings played to the jury where she had heard “taunting” her then-husband about being a “victim of domestic violence”.

Ms Heard defended her comments saying she was speaking as “a person in an extreme amount of emotional, psychological and physical distress” while the TV host grilled her about Mr Depp’s allegations that she had been the “abuser” in their doomed relationship.

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel Sharp20 June 2022 03:30

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ICYMI: A trial by TikTok and the death knell for MeToo. Who won Depp v Heard?

Even before the verdict was handed down in the case, Johnny Depp had already won the war on social media.

“Social media has weaponized this trial,” Evan Nierman, CEO of Red Banyan Crisis PR firm and author of the book Crisis Averted, told The Independent.

“More people are drawing conclusions about guilt or innocence based on online curated content than they are the facts in the courtroom.

“And that could have serious consequences for all of us moving forward.”

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel Sharp20 June 2022 02:30

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Guthrie shouldn’t have interviewed Heard, say experts

Ethics and journalism experts have said that Savannah Guthrie should not have interviewed Amber Heard given her husband’s connection to Johnny Depp.

Rebecca Aguilar, the president of the Society of Professional Journalists, told Business Insider that Ms. Guthrie interviewing Ms. Heard was a “confict of interest”.

“Ms Guthrie was transparent by letting viewers know her husband worked for the Depp legal team before her interview aired on the ‘Today’ show,” she said.

“Still, she could have avoided becoming part of the story by allowing another NBC anchor to interview the Depp team and later with Ms Amber Heard.

“Ms Guthrie should be far away from this story to show her viewers that she is fair, transparent, and ethical.”

The NBC host admitted last week that her husband worked as a consultant for Mr Depp’s legal team.

Ms Guthrie is married to Michael Feldman, a public relations consultant and one-time Democratic political adviser who worked on Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign.

She made the disclosure about the connection last week when she interviewed Mr Depp’s attorneys Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew on the Today show.

“A quick disclosure, my husband has done consulting work for the Depp legal team, but not in connection with this interview,” she said.

Ms Guthrie also previously interviewed Ms Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft on the Today show the morning after the verdict was announced.

Rachel Sharp20 June 2022 01:30

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Heard says she fears Depp will sue her again

Amber Heard revealed her fear that Johnny Depp could sue her for defamation again during her sitdown interview with Savannah Guthrie.

“I’m scared that no matter what I do, no matter what I say or how I say it, every step I take will present another opportunity for this sort of silencing,” she said.

“Which is what I guess a defamation lawsuit is meant to do, it’s meant to take your voice.”

Of the claims she made that sparked her legal battle with Mr Depp, she added: “I took for granted what I assumed was my right to speak.”

Ms Heard was ordered to pay Mr Depp $ 8.35m in damages for defamation at their trial.

The Independent’s Megan Sheets has the full story:

Rachel Sharp20 June 2022 00:30

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Juror breaks silence about Heard’s ‘ice cold’ testimony

A juror has broken his silence to reveal that Amber Heard’s “ice cold” testimony was perceived as “crocodile tears” by the panel in her defamation case with Johnny Depp.

The male juror, whose name and juror number was not released, told ABC’s GMA on Thursday that the jury found the Aquaman actor’s emotional testimony “didn’t add up” and they believed her to be the “aggressor” in the former couple’s doomed relationship.

“The crying, the facial expressions that she had, the staring at the jury,” he said.

“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: “A lot of Amber’s story didn’t add up … The majority of the jury felt she was more of the aggressor.”

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel Sharp19 June 2022 23:30

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Has Heard been cut from Aquaman 2?

Amber Heard has denied rumors she has been cut from Aquaman 2.

On 14 June a source told gossip site Just Jared that she had been removed from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and her part recast.

Ms Heard’s team denied the claim, saying: “The rumor mill continues as it has from day one – inaccurate, insensitive, and slightly insane.”

This came after calls mounted for her to be axed from the movie during the trial, with an online petition gaining more than 4m signatures.

Rachel Sharp19 June 2022 22:45

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Depp to appear in court next month in another legal battle

Johnny Depp is facing another legal battle next month in an upcoming lawsuit brought by a former coworker who has accused him of assault.

Mr Depp is being sued by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks who alleges that the actor punched him twice on the set of the movie City of Lies in 2017.

Attorneys Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew, who shot to fame in his defamation trial with Amber Heard, are returning to represent him again.

Mr Depp denies assaulting Mr Brooks.

Rachel Sharp19 June 2022 22:00

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