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Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

The explosive interview with Amber Heard, in which she discussed the "unfair" verdict in a defamation trial against her ex, Johnny Depp, has left Twitter users furious.

Many claimed that the three-part teasers from the Today show were "painful to watch," adding that people have" heard enough of her sickening lies."

In the prerecorded interview, Amber Heard said she will "stand by every word of her testimony until the day she dies."

The interview came just over two weeks after the Virginia court ruled in favor of Johnny Depp. He won on all the counts on defamation, while Amber won on one.

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

The 36-year-old called her ex-husband a "liar" and repeated that he beat her during the marriage. Speaking to Savannah Guthrie, the Aquaman star criticized Depp's attorneys, the jurors, and social media.

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Twitter users accused Heard of "acting," as one person wrote they were "sick to their stomach" to listen to her "bull s**t."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Some of the posters wrote they have "heard enough of her sickening lies," while others went as far as claiming that Heard has "sunk to a new low."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

There were those who did not like that NBC gave her airtime, adding that the media should "Stop covering this toxic slurry relationship."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Amber was ordered to pay Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The second payment was reduced to $350,000 to suit Virginia's laws.

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages. While Depp sued for $50 million, Amber's counterclaim was $100 million.

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Guthrie asked Heard point-blank: "He said he never hit you. Is that a lie?"

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Amber replied, "Yes, it is."

Speaking of Depp's lawyers, Heard said that Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew tried to "distract the jury from the real issues" during the trial. She admitted they did a better job than her legal team.

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Amber also said that the trial called into question the First Amendment right to free speech, arguing that she had "spoken her truth and spoken it to power" and ended up "paying the price" for that.

When the host asked her about the tapes where Amber admitted to violence, the Aquaman actress said she only ever "responded to [physical violence]" but that she "never instigated it."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Additionally, Amber regrets many things she said to her ex, saying that she only acted as a "person in extreme psychological distress" who felt that their "life was at risk."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Amber added that the tapes were edited and continued saying:

"What you would hear in these clips [was] not evidence of what was happening, it was evidence of negotiation, of how to talk about that with your abuser."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

"When your life is at risk, not only will you take the blame for things that you shouldn't take the blame for, but when you are in an abusive dynamic - psychologically, emotionally, and physically - you don't have the resources or the luxury of saying, 'Hey this is black and white.' Because it is anything but when you are living in it."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Amber said that she behaved in "horrible - almost unrecognizable to herself - ways," telling Guthrie that she "was pushed to the extent where she didn't know the difference between right and wrong."

Heard confessed that her marriage to Depp was "ugly" and "beautiful."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

"It was ugly. And it could be very beautiful. It was very, very toxic. We made a lot of mistakes. But I've always told the truth."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Heard told the host that the jury's decision was influenced by "unfair social media representation" and her ex-husband calling on "paid employees and randos" to testify on his behalf.

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

She does not blame the jurors:

"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."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Still, Heard is baffled by their decision, adding:

"How could [the jury] make a judgment, how could they not come to that conclusion [that I couldn't be believed]?"

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Describing the trial, she said she "took the stand and saw just a courtroom packed full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans who were vocal and energized."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

"This was the most humiliating and horrible thing I've ever been through. I have never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Due to her comments, many online users agreed that "she's her own worst enemy."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Amber must have known that the public backlash will be enormous, as she said in an interview that she isn't taking any negative public opinions about her "personally," insisting that she "doesn't care what anyone thinks about her."

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

The full interview will air on NBC's Dateline on Friday at 8 PM. We are confident that Twitter users will have more to say once the whole interview airs.

Here are more Twitter reactions:

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview

Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview
Social Media Slams Amber Heard After Today Show Interview