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Amber Heard Slams "Unfair" Trial Against Johnny Depp On Social Media

Amber Heard Slams "unfair" Trial Against Johnny Depp On Social Media
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Amber Heard broke her silence after the defamation trial in which her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, won on all three counts.

The actress slammed the trial, saying it was "unfair" and the jury was influenced by the "social media representation."

Amber opened up on the Today show, filmed on Thursday, and set to be aired in three parts, starting today.

Amber Heard Slams "unfair" Trial Against Johnny Depp On Social Media

Heard,36, also said that Depp's "excellent acting" was behind the verdict.

She told Today:

"Even somebody who is sure I'm deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I'm lying, you still couldn't look me in the eye that you think on social media there's been a fair representation."

The actress added:

"You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair."

The Depp Vs. Heard Trial

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Depp won the defamation case earlier in June, and Amber was ordered to pay him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The latter was reduced to $350,000 per Virginia law by the judge.

Amber was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages as she won one count of her counterclaim. Heard owes her ex-husband $8.35 million.

Amber Heard Slams "unfair" Trial Against Johnny Depp On Social Media

In an interview, Heard also said that Depp is "beloved' and suggested that his team brought "paid employees and randos" to win the case.

Still, Amber does not blame the jury.

Amber Heard Talks About The Trial

Speaking about the jury, Amber explained:

"I'll put it this way, how could they make a judgment, how could they not come to that conclusion [that I couldn't be believed]?"

"They had said in those seats and heard over three weeks of nonstop, relentless testimony from paid employees and towards the end of the trial, randos, as I say."

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She added:

"I don't blame them, I don't blame them, I actually understand, he's a beloved character, and people feel that they know him. He's a fantastic actor."

"Again, how could they, after listening to three and a half weeks of testimony about how I was not a credible person and not to believe a word that came out of my mouth."

Amber Heard Slams "unfair" Trial Against Johnny Depp On Social Media

The trial started on April 11, and Depp's team had 38, while Amber's had 24 witnesses.

Both actors took the stand for four days each.

The jurors were presented with texts, photos, videos, medical records, and pages from the former couple's "Love Journal" they wrote to each other.

The complex trial had a verdict sheet with 42 questions the jury had to answer before delivering the verdict: 24 questions for Depp's claims and 18 for Heard's counterclaim.

Amber Heard Slams "unfair" Trial Against Johnny Depp On Social Media

Social media stood with Johnny Depp, as on TikTok, he received 20.6 billion views for the videos labeled #JusticeForJohnnyDepp.

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Amber's #JusticeForAmberHeard tag had 92.4 million views.

Heard's full interview will be aired on NBC's Dateline this Friday.

Amber Shares Sentiments With Her Lawyers

The actress claims she isn't taking negative public opinions about her "personally" and saying she "doesn't care what anyone thinks about her."

She explained:

"I don't care what anyone thinks about me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home in my marriage behind closed doors. I don't presume the average person should know those things, so I don't take it personally."

Amber Heard Slams "unfair" Trial Against Johnny Depp On Social Media

This is the first time Heard addressed the verdict since her statement minutes after it became public. She wrote on Instagram that the ruling is a "setback for other women," adding:

"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."

Amber Heard Slams "unfair" Trial Against Johnny Depp On Social Media
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Amber's attorney, Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, said a day after the verdict that Amber plans to appeal. She insisted that Heard has "'excellent grounds" for appeal.

The lawyer also said that her client does not have money to pay Depp.

During an interview with Today, the lawyer echoed Amber's words, adding:

"It's a horrible message. It's a setback, a significant setback because that's exactly what it means."

"Unless you pull out your phone and you video your spouse or your significant other beating you, effectively, you won't be believed."

Amber Heard Slams "unfair" Trial Against Johnny Depp On Social Media

She also alleged that social media played its role, though the Depp's team said it was "utterly false."

Benjamin Chew and Camille Vasquez, Depp's lawyers, were guests at the same program, with Chew saying:

"My view is that social media played no role whatsoever this was a decision made by the jury on the evidence. It was overwhelmingly in Depp's favor."

Here is the preview from the Today show: