In an interview following the defamation trial with her ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard has insisted she never lied about their interactions.
The defamation trial ended in a major win for Johnny Depp, who was awarded over $10 million in damages when the jury found Amber Heard to have defamed him in all three comments his lawsuit highlighted. Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages for just one of the three comments made by Depp’s former lawyer, which was found to be defamatory.
As the fallout from the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial continues to plague headlines, the Aquaman actress made an appearance on TODAY in her first sit-down interview since the verdict was announced. During the interview, Heard admitted to “horrible” behavior over the course of her marriage with Depp, but also said she had “always told the truth” throughout the trial.
Discussing the “toxic” relationship and her testimony during the trial, Amber Heard reiterated her regrets over her own behaviour, saying:
“I did do and say horrible, regrettable things throughout my relationship. I behaved in horrible, almost unrecognizable to myself ways. I freely and openly and voluntarily talked about what I did. I talked about the horrible language. I talked about being pushed to the extent where I didn’t even know the difference between right and wrong.
“I will always continue to feel like I was a part of this, like I was the other half of this relationship because I was. And it was ugly, and could be very beautiful. It was very, very toxic. We were awful to each other.”
Amber Heard went on to insist “I’ve always told the truth,” though acknowledge she had “made a lot of mistakes.” Following the trial, Heard’s attorney has said the actress would not be able to pay the $10.4 million damages awarded to Depp.
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