In Amber Heard's first TV interview after her trial, the jury said she was a 'fantastic actor'

Amber Heard said that her shocking court loss was because paid employees testified in favor of her ex-husband Johnny Depp, and the jury agreed with them.

In her first interview since losing a defamation case worth $10.4 million, Heard, 36, told the "Today" show that the jury's decision did not surprise her.

On Monday's "Today" show, the "Stepfather" star gave her opinion on the trial in a preview for the bombshell talk.

She said that she doesn't blame the jury, but that she thinks they were fooled by the "fantastic actor."

In a clip from "Today," she said, "He's a well-liked character, and people feel like they know him." "He's a great performer."

She went on to say, "Even if you think I'm lying and that I deserve all this hate and vitriol, you still couldn't look me in the eye and tell me that you think what's been said about me on social media has been fair. You can't tell me that you think this is right."

Amber Heard sat down with Savannah Guthrie on the “Today” show for her first post-trial interview.
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A spokesperson for Heard told The Post about the forthcoming interview, “Johnny Depp’s legal team blanketed the media for days after the verdict with numerous statements and interviews on television, and Depp himself did the same on social media.”

“Ms. Heard simply intended to respond to what they aggressively did last week; she did so by expressing her thoughts and feelings, much of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand,” they continued.

While the full interview will air Friday on “Dateline NBC” at 8 p.m. EST, portions will air Tuesday and Wednesday on NBC’s “TODAY” show.

A teary-eyed Heard revealed her side of the story.
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The secret shoot took place on June 9 in New York City. The interview wasn't shot at NBC's famous 30 Rock building so that nosy people wouldn't see it.

A source told Deadline that Guthrie, who is 50 years old, talked to the "Aquaman" actress about how she thought the jury's decision might affect free speech in America and other women coming out to talk about domestic abuse.

Heard also talked to The Sun about Depp's libel case and how she thinks the media in the United Kingdom and the United States are very different.

Depp and Heard were embroiled in a contentious six-week court case in Fairfax, Virginia earlier this year.
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The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star lost the case with the British tabloid in 2020.

On June 1, a jury in Fairfax, Virginia, gave Depp, 58, more than $10 million after finding that his ex-claims wife's of domestic abuse in an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018 hurt his reputation and career.

He also got $5 million in punitive damages, while Heard only got $2 million in compensatory damages and no punitive damages.

After the long, hard six-week trial, Heard said she was "heartbroken" by the verdict and released a statement about it.

Depp was awarded over $10 million in the defamation suit by a Fairfax, Virginia jury.
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“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words,” the “Danish Girl” star’s rep told The Post. “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.”

She went on, “I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.

“I’m sad I lost this case,” Heard’s statement concluded. “But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American — to speak freely and openly.”

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