Amber Heard speaks out on ‘incredibly painful’ Depp court case as trial ends

Amber Heard spoke outside a UK court Tuesday of the “incredibly painful” case that picked through the “most traumatic and intimate details” of her volatile marriage to Johnny Depp. Speaking outside London’s High Court as her ex-husband’s three-week libel trial finally ended, Heard, 34, stressed that she had nothing to do with the case coming …

Amber Heard spoke outside a UK court Tuesday of the “incredibly painful” case that picked through the “most traumatic and intimate details” of her volatile marriage to Johnny Depp.

Speaking outside London’s High Court as her ex-husband’s three-week libel trial finally ended, Heard, 34, stressed that she had nothing to do with the case coming to court, but said, “I stand by my testimony.”

The actress also suggested that her ex-husband’s case — in which he sued The Sun newspaper for calling him a “wife beater” — was a waste of UK taxpayer’s money.

“I traveled here to the UK to testify as a witness to assist the court,” Heard said shortly after summation ended at the Royal Courts of Justice, with the judge now taking time to consider his decision.

“After obtaining a restraining order in 2016 and finalizing my divorce, I just wanted to move on with my life. I did not file this lawsuit and, despite its significance, I would have preferred not to be here in court,” she said.

Amber Heard outside the Royal Courts of Justice

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Amber Heard outside the Royal Courts of Justice

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“It has been incredibly painful to relive the break-up of my relationship, to have my motives and my truth questioned, and the most traumatic and intimate details of my life with Johnny shared in court and broadcast to the entire world.

“I stand by my testimony and I now place my faith in British justice,” she said.

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“Although I did not bring up this lawsuit, I am aware of the precious resources being consumed by his litigation and I will be glad to see those resources re-directed to more important legal matters delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I appreciate the dedication, the hard work and support of the defense legal team, as well as my UK and US lawyers.

“I also wish to extend my thanks to the very diligent and kind court staff and the police, who have been so sensitive in ensuring my safety and my protection so that I could testify in safety.

Actor Amber Heard delivers a statement outside the High Court in London.REUTERS/Simon Dawson

“And finally, my heartfelt thanks for all of the tremendous outpouring of support and the many messages I have received from all over the world. You have given me so much strength and I send it back to you.”

A crowd of media, some on ladders, and members of the public gathered behind the railing outside the front entrance to listen.

There were shouts of “justice for Johnny” from one woman as the actress spoke, and boos from a few other onlookers after she finished speaking and returned inside the building.

Depp had been greeted by a crowd of screaming fans when he arrived at the court Tuesday morning.

With Post wires

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