Amber Heard: 'I don't blame the jury'

Amber Heard has said she does not believe her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp was 'fair'.
In her first interview since the end of the trial, Heard spoke to Samantha Guthrie for NBC's Today.
In a preview of the interview which will air on 14 and 15 June, Heard says she doesn't blame the jury for reaching their verdict.
She says: “I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”

Video transcript

AMBER HEARD: I don't care what one thinks about me or what judgment you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home and my marriage behind closed doors. I don't presume the average person should know those things. And so I don't take it personally.

But 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 and tell me that you think on social media there's been a fair representation. You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair.

- Of course, we also touched on what happened in court and what the jury decided. There's no polite way to say it. The jury looked at the evidence you presented. They listened to your testimony, and they did not believe you. They thought you were lying.

AMBER HEARD: How could I put it this way? How could they make a judgment? How could they not come to that conclusion?

They had sat 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.

- So you don't blame the jury?

AMBER HEARD: I don't blame them. It wasn't-- I don't blame them. I actually understand. He's a beloved character. And people feel they know him. He's a fantastic actor.

- Their job is to not be dazzled by that. Their job is to look at the facts and the evidence, and they did not believe your testimony or your evidence.

AMBER HEARD: And again, how could they, after listening to 3 and 1/2 weeks of testimony, about how I was a non-credible person, not to believe a word that came out of my mouth.

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