Not many people took Amber Heard’s side in her legal battle against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. In fact, most of the internet deemed her a liar and a bad actress who couldn’t even produce real tears while on the stand.
The jury awarded Depp $15 million in damages and even gave Heard $2 million for her countersuit. Heard is doing her press rounds after the result of the trial, and she wants everyone to know that she supposedly still has love for her ex-husband even though he won his court case against her.
Amber Heard Admits She "Absolutely" Still Loves Johnny Depp
In a brand-new interview with Savannah Guthrie, Heard talks about the trial and what the result means for her and her future. At one point she claimed that she still has feelings for her ex-husband.
“Yes. Yes. Absolutely. I love him,” Heard, 36, said in the first interview since the court case. “I loved him and all my heart. And I tried the best I could to make a deeply broken relationship work.”
She admitted that their relationship was “very toxic” and “ugly,” but she doesn’t feel any animosity towards him now. “I have no bad feelings or ill will towards him at all,” Heard said. She also said that her Washington Post op-ed, which is what Depp sued her for in regards to defamation, wasn't about their relationship.
“What the op-ed was about was me loaning my voice to a bigger cultural conversation that we were having at the time,” she said. “It was important for me not to make it about him, or to do anything like defame him."
Teams of lawyers were called in to review the drafts of her op-ed, and they all gave the green light for her to publish it. She doesn't believe that the jury made the right decision when determining that this article was defamation. Now Heard says she's afraid that Depp will try to silence her again.
“I’m scared that no matter what I do, no matter what I say or how I say it, every step that I take will present another opportunity for the sort of silencing,” she said. “Which is what I guess a defamation lawsuit is meant to do. It’s meant to take your voice."
Heard also stands by her initial decision to write the op-end and claims that she "did the right thing." She says she "did everything I could to stand up for myself and the truth."
It's difficult to believe anything she says at this point because of the amount of evidence that has come out against Heard. She was caught staging a fake crime scene, lying about bringing a lover (James Franco) to her then-husband's home to have an affair, and even defecating in Depp's bed. While everyone has the right to free speech, that doesn't grant you the opportunity to say whatever you want about people when those things you're saying have an explicitly negative impact on their life. Heard can do all the interviews she wants, but there are still few people who believe her and take her side in this battle.