Amber Heard faces ‘hate and vitriol’ after Johnny Depp won defamation case

Amber Heard has stated that the “hate and hatred” she faced online during her legal struggle with Johnny Depp meant that the case was not “fairly represented” on social media.

A jury ruled two weeks ago that her claim of domestic violence was libelous and untrue.

Heard claimed she didn’t blame the jury for trusting her ex-husband in her first interview after the decision.

She said they had been subjected to “three weeks of nonstop, unrelenting testimony” on “how I was a non-credible person.”

On Monday, media aired a sample from the interview, with more to come later this week.

On social media throughout the trial, support for the Pirates of the Caribbean star vastly outnumbered that for Heard, with many Depp fans slamming her and her trustworthiness.

In an interview with the press, the actress stated: “I don’t care what others think of me or what conclusions you draw about what happened behind closed doors in the privacy of my own house, in my marriage.

“I don’t think the typical individual is aware of those facts. As a result, I don’t take it too seriously.

“But even if you believe I’m deserving of all this hostility, even if you believe I’m lying, you couldn’t look me in the eyes and say you believe there’s been a fair portrayal on social media.

“You can’t tell me you think this is a fair situation.”

Depp was given $10.35 million (£8.2 million) in damages by a jury in Fairfax, Virginia, after it was determined that Heard had defamed him on the core issue of domestic abuse. Heard has stated that she will file an appeal.

One of her counter-claims against him was successful, and she was awarded $2 million (£1.5 million) in damages.

When media asked if she felt the jury thought she was lying, Heard responded, “How could they possibly make a decision, how could they not reach that conclusion?

“They’d been in those chairs for three weeks, listening to nonstop, unrelenting testimony from paid personnel and, at the conclusion of the trial, randos [unknown persons], as I put it.”

She stated she could see how they arrived at their choice.

“I can’t say I blame them. I am aware of the situation. He’s a well-liked character, and many people believe they know who he is. He’s a fantastic performer.”

Guthrie retorted that the jury’s role was to look at the facts and evidence, not to be dazzled by his charisma and prestige. They didn’t believe what she said.

“How could they not trust a syllable that came out of my lips after hearing to three and a half weeks of testimony about how I was a non-credible person?” Heard responded.

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