Amber Heard Says She Still Loves Johnny Depp Despite Defamation Trial


Amber Heard Says She Still Loves Johnny Depp Despite Defamation Trial

Amber Heard says that she still loves her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, in her first interview since a verdict was reached in the highly publicized defamation trial between the couple. She explained that anyone who has ever loved anyone should understand the feeling.
“I love him. I loved him with all my heart. And I tried the best I could to make a deeply broken relationship work. I couldn’t. No bad feelings or ill will towards him at all," she told NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie on Today. I know that might be hard to understand or it might be really easy to understand. If you’ve ever loved anyone it should be easy.”

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When asked whether Depp’s text message to Heard threatening her with “total global humiliation” has come true, Heard explained: “I know he promised it. I testified to this. I’m not a good victim, I get it. I’m not a likable victim. I’m not a perfect victim. But when I testified I asked the jury to just see me as human and hear his own words, which is a promise to do this. It feels as though he has.”
At the conclusion of the defamation trial, Depp was awarded $15 million in total damages while Heard ended up with $2 million for her countersuit. The trial stemmed from a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which Heard claimed to be the victim of domestic abuse. The two were married from 2015 to 2017.
In a separate lawsuit against The Sun in 2020, a U.K. court ruled that Depp had assaulted Heard in 12 of 14 alleged incidents.
The entirety of Heard's interview on Today is scheduled to air this Friday at 8:00 PM, ET.
Check out part two of the interview below.



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