‘So much regret’ Amber Heard admits ‘horrible’ behaviour during Johnny Depp relationship
Amber Heard, 36, has spoken out in her first televised interview following the verdict from her trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp. The Hollywood stars and former couple were embroiled in a six-week trial before a jury unanimously decided that Amber was responsible for losing Johnny millions of dollars in earnings with an op-ed she wrote.
Johnny has been awarded $10million in compensation, and $5million in punitive damages which was slashed to $350,000 due to a “statutory limit” in the state of Virginia, after the jury deliberated for three days.
Amber, who will have a chance to appeal the verdict, won $2million back in compensatory damages after winning one of her claims in the countersuit, but $0 in punitive damages.
Now the Aquaman star has spoken to NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie about her relationship with the Pirates of The Caribbean actor.
Amber confessed she had done “horrible” things during the couple’s time together and she had “so much regret” due to the way she behaved.
“It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.”
The statement continued: “I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.”
In a statement, issued through his spokesperson, Johnny said: “Six years ago, my life, the life of my children, the lives of those closest to me, and also, the lives of the people who for many, many years have supported and believed in me were forever changed. All in the blink of an eye.
“False, very serious and criminal allegations were levied at me via the media, which triggered an endless barrage of hateful content, although no charges were ever brought against me.
“It had already travelled around the world twice within a nanosecond and it had a seismic impact on my life and my career. And six years later, the jury gave me my life back. I am truly humbled.”
Johnny went on to say his decision to pursue the case “was only made after considerable thought” and his goal was to “reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome”.
Yesterday a spokesperson for Amber issued a new statement, stating: “Johnny Depp’s legal team blanketed the media for days after the verdict with numerous statements and interviews on television, and Depp himself did the same on social media. Ms. Heard simply intended to respond to what they aggressively did last week; she did so by expressing her thoughts and feelings.”
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