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Amber Heard Challenges Johnny Depp To Do His Own Interview After He Responded To Hers

Amber Heard Challenges Johnny Depp To Do His Own Interview After He Responded To Hers

The trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp is over, but it does not mean their story is finished.

Amber Heard challenged Johnny Depp to do an interview, as she did on NBC after his team responded to hers.

Speaking to NBC News' Savannah Guthrie, Heard revealed her feelings about the trial. Depp's spokesperson responded and called it "repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided."

Now, a spokesperson for Heard told Daily Mail:

"If Mr. Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Guthrie for an hour and answer all her questions."

Depp and Heard clashed after the actor filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife. He asked for 50 million USD, as Heard counterclaimed by asking for 100 million.

The lawsuit was focused on an op-ed Heard wrote in 2018, published in The Washington Post. It deals with her allegations of abuse, and though Depp's name was not present, everything pointed out to the Pirates of the Caribbean star.

The jury decided what Heard wrote in her op-ed piece was defamatory and awarded Depp $10.35 million in damages.

In the interview, Amber said she was scared of a potential lawsuit by her ex, telling the host she was nervous since "I took for granted what I assumed was my right to speak."

The actress added:

"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."

Guthrie asked whether Depp lied when he said he never hit her, and Heard replied with, "yes."

A spokesperson for Depp stated:

"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 favor."

Depp and Heard started dating after filming The Rum Diary. The couple dated for three years before getting engaged in 2014. They married the following year, but 15 months later, they were separated.

Heard obtained a restraining order against Depp in 2016. The divorce was finalized in 2017.

Amber's latest interview, the first after the Virginia trial ended, faced severe backlash on social media.