Was there more to be heard?
Amber Heard claims notes from her doctor that were kept out of her defamation case with ex-husband Johnny Depp could have made a difference.
Still reeling from a $10 million jury verdict against her and a trouncing in the court of public opinion, the 36-year-old “Aquaman” actor sat down with NBC News reporter Savannah Guthrie that will air Friday night. The interview comes weeks after a seven person jury ruled Heard defamed Depp in a Washington Post op-ed in which she claimed to have been a domestic-abuse survivor.
“There’s a binder worth of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to,” Heard told Guthrie in a clip posted online.
People reports that in a longer version of the interview, a voiceover tells viewers the judge in the case determined information communicated to a doctor by Heard is hearsay.
Guthrie pushed Heard on the issue noting that millions of viewers who tuned into the six-week trial saw other women who’d dated Depp claim he was not abusive toward them. She asked Heard why, if Depp hits women, Heard is the only person who’s ever made such a claim against the 59-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star.
“Look what happened to me when I came forward,” Heard replied. “Would you?”
In addition to the multi-million dollar judgment against her, Heard has been heavily ridiculed on social media. More than 4.6 million people signed a petition to have her taken off an upcoming “Aquaman” sequel. There was even a report that she’d been cut from the film, which Heard’s team quickly refuted.
An unidentified male juror on the case told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday that Heard’s performance on the witness stand wasn’t always believable — specifically when she cried.
“It didn’t seem natural,” the juror said.