Amber Heard Comments On Johnny Depp’s Verdict: I ‘Understand’ The Jury, However Social Media Wasn’t ‘Fair’

Following the result of her recent legal fight with ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard gave her first sit-down interview.

A Virginia jury determined last month that she accused Depp in a Washington Post op-ed posted under her byline in 2018. She talked of being a sufferer of assault in the op-ed. After ultimately persuading the court that the story had harmed his name and reputation, the “Aquaman” star was sentenced to compensate Depp $10 million for compensatory penalties and $350,000 for punitive penalties.

Johnny Depp lost an identical case in the United Kingdom, in which he sued the news publication The Sun over a news piece that referred to him as a “wifebeater.” A judge ruled that there was enough evidence to support the allegation in that case.

Heard has now chatted with Savannah Guthrie for an episode that will run on NBC’s “Today” on Tuesday and Wednesday. Heard tells Guthrie in the interview that she acknowledges why the Virginia court decided in Johnny Depp’s favor. Heard said, “I don’t blame them.” “I am aware of the situation. He’s a well-liked character, and many people believe they know who he is. He’s a fantastic actor.”

According to, Heard, on the other hand, believes her treatment was unfair, referring to the extensive negative social media publicity she received. “I don’t give a damn what other people think of me or what conclusions you draw about what occurred in the privacy of my residence, in my relationship, behind closed doors. I don’t think the typical individual is aware of those facts. As a result, I don’t take it too seriously,” Amber Heard explained.

“But even if you believe I deserved all this vitriol and hatred, even if you believe I’m deceiving, you couldn’t stare me in the eyes and say you think there’s been a fair portrayal on social media.” You can’t tell me you think this is a fair situation.”