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Amber Heard interview – live: Actor says she ‘still loves’ Johnny Depp but fears he’ll sue her again – The Independent

Amber Heard says she still loves Johnny Depp

Amber Heard has given her first interview since losing her multi-million dollar defamation battle against her ex-husband Johnny Depp.

Having sat down with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie last week, segments have been previewed on the Today show with the full interview scheduled for 8pm EST on 17 June.

Heard says she will stand by her testimony in the trial “to my dying day”, but with the trial played out on social media, she believes even the best-intentioned juror would’ve found it difficult to avoid.

Describing the trial as “humiliating” and that she felt “less than human”, Heard admits she did not feel confident ahead of the verdict but maintains she “spoke truth to power” and paid the price.

Asked whether Depp had made good on his promise of “total global humiliation”, Heard says it feels as though he has, but also says she still loves him.

Depp sued Heard for $50m for implying he abused her in a Washington Post op-ed. She pursued a $100m counterclaim, accusing him of conducting a “smear campaign” against her.

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‘I spoke truth to power’ says Heard

Amber Heard insists that she spoke “truth to power” throughout the high-profile defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp in a recent exclusive interview on NBC’s Today Show .

“The First Amendment protects speech … it doesn’t protect lies that amount to defamation,” NBC host Savannah Guthrie put to the actor in her first interview since Mr Depp won his $50m defamation case against her.

Johanna Chisholm has the story:

Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 16:50
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LinkedIn user sparks outrage with promo based on fake Depp-Heard transcript

Amber Raiken reports.

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Heard says she stands by ‘every word’ of her testimony

Amber Heard says she stands by the testimony she gave during a contentious six-week libel trial against former husband Johnny Depp, saying she has “always told the truth.”

“That’s all I spoke. And I spoke it to power. And I paid the price,” Heard said in her first post-verdict interview, two weeks after a jury awarded Depp more than $10 million and vindicated his allegations that Heard lied about Depp abusing her.

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Johnny Depp ‘a fantastic actor’ says Heard

Inga Parkel reports.

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Heard says she ‘doesn’t blame’ jury for siding with Depp at trial

Amber Heard said she doesnt 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.

In a clip of the interview released Monday, Ms Guthrie told Ms Heard: “There’s no polite way to say it, the jury looked at the evidence you presented, they listened to your evidence and they did not believe you. They thought you were lying.”

Gustaf Kilander reports:

Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 15:20
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Voices: Amber Heard’s latest interview with Savannah Guthrie was the last thing we needed

Elise Seyfried writes:

If this most recent interview was intended to clear things up, it certainly fell short. Many viewers will have come away from it feeling even more confused than ever.

Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 14:50
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Heard says Depp fulfilled promise for ‘global humiliation’

Amber Heard has said that Johnny Depp fulfilled his promise for “global humiliation” and added that she’s “not a good victim”.

Savannah Guthrie of NBC News asked Ms Heard, “there’s a text message where Johnny promises total global humiliation for you. Do you feel like that came true?”

“I asked the jury to just see me as human and hear his own words, which is a promise to do this. It feels as though he has,” Ms Heard said.

Gustaf Kilander reports.

Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 14:35
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Heard grilled about being ‘caught in a lie’ over charitable donations

Amber Heard was grilled by Savannah Guthrie about being “caught in a lie” over her plegde 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.

The NBC Today host put Ms Heard on the spot over the discrepancies between her pledge and the actual payments made, asking her if she believed that raised doubts about her “credibility” among the jury.

Rachel Sharp has the story.

Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 14:20
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Heard denies she has been cut from Aquaman 2

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

Earlier today (14 June) a source claimed Heard had been removed from Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom and her part recast. However, this rumour has been refuted by Heard’s representative.

“The rumour mill continues as it has from day one – inaccurate, insensitive, and slightly insane,” a rep for Heard told The Independent.

Leonie Cooper reports:

Oliver O’Connell15 June 2022 14:05
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What is Savannah Guthrie’s connection to Johnny Depp?

Hollywood actress Amber Heard has given her first interview since a Virginia jury found her guilty of defaming her former husband Johnny Depp, sitting down with NBC journalist Savannah Guthrie to reflect on her side of the story.

What is surprising is not that the Aquaman star is speaking out about her experiences but that her choice of broadcaster to confide in happens to have a known connection to her former husband.

Joe Sommerlad reports.

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