Amber Heard has spoken out following the conclusion of the defamation trial between herself and ex-husband Johnny Depp, calling the trial’s representation on social media unfair.

Johnny Depp emerged victorious in the trial, awarded total damages of over $10 million when all three statements made by Amber Heard that his case had highlighted were found to be defamatory. Heard was awarded $2 million in damages, for just one of the three statements made by Depp’s lawyers that were raised in her countersuit.

Speaking to NBC News in her first sit-down interview since the jury announced a verdict, Amber Heard reflected on the way in which the trial had been represented across social media platforms. The trial had dominated headlines and spawned countless soundbites, memes and outspoken opinions from social media users.

The actress, who is known for her role as Mera in DC’s Aquaman films, spoke out against the way the trial had been represented online, asserting that regardless of people’s opinions of her, such coverage could not be deemed fair. She said in her interview:

“I don’t care what one thinks about me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in 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.”

After the verdict was announced, Amber Heard had made a statement, saying “I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex-husband.” Her lawyers have said she is unable to pay the damages Johnny Depp was awarded.

The defamation trial between Amber Heard and Johnny Depp was broadcast live on Court TV. The trial was also being live-streamed on Court TV’s website, though it was not available on any other online or streaming platforms.

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Source: NBC News



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