Amber Heard said she trusts the records her doctor kept, in which she reported Johnny Depp’s alleged abuse, that could have an impact on the jury’s decision in her ex-husband’s defamation case. However, the notes were excluded from the six-week trial.
In the latest excerpt from her interview with NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, the Date line On Friday, Heard said her doctor’s record was a record of what she was talking about in real time, going back to the beginning of her relationship with Depp.
Guthrie said they reviewed the notes and indicated that “As early as 2012, Amber was talking about physical abuse. In January of that year, she told her therapist that Depp hit her and threw her on the floor. Eight months later, he tore her pajamas, threw her on the bed, and in 2013 he threw her against the wall, threatening to kill her.”
Hurd’s lawyers also showed NBC News text messages that were excluded from the trial, including one she wrote to her father, “He kicked me in front of everyone.” The message was related to the controversial incident , Heard claims Depp kicked her on a private jet.
Depp has denied Heard’s allegations of physical abuse. A Depp spokesperson told the network, “It is regrettable that the defendant and her team are starting to repeat, reimagine and re-litigate matters that the court has already ruled.”
Jury awards Depp $15 million in defamation lawsuit against Heard, finding she has become “a public figure representing domestic abuse” in a 2018 Washington Post opinion piece Liability for defamation. Under the state’s limit on punitive damages, the judge quickly reduced the amount to $10.35 million. Heard also won a verdict as a jury found Depp liable for defamation over statements made by his lawyers. But Hurd’s prize was only $2 million.
Heard’s interview with Guthrie is her first post-trial interview, and NBC News has maximized exposure for its scoop, airing in two parts today Earlier this week, it was followed by Date line.
This Date line The episode contained parts of the Guthrie interview that had already aired, but the hour might explain why Heard agreed to do it, as it gave her another chance to tell her story. But this is the version of events the jury found unconvincing.
“They think you’re lying,” Guthrie told Hurd.
She replied: “I put it this way: How could they have come to a judgment, how could they not have come to this conclusion? As I said, they were sitting in those seats and listening to the uninterrupted three weeks of non-stop from paid employees. Heartless testimony until near the end of the trial, randos.”
“I don’t blame [the jury]. …I actually understand him as a beloved character and people feel like they know him. He’s an amazing actor… After three and a half weeks of hearing testimonies about me being an untrustworthy person, couldn’t believe a word that came out of my mouth. I am a hysterical woman. I am a lunatic. I can’t be trusted again and again. “
Hurd has defended the source of the defamation allegations, arguing that it was not her relationship with Depp, but an issue of domestic violence and legislative reform. But Guthrie asked her why she was writing something that would stir up the couple’s relationship again, and Hurd conceded that was a point “that I wish had been considered more seriously” given their divorce settlement.
A juror appeared at good morning america Earlier this week, he said Hurd “doesn’t look credible”. She claimed she did not incite a physical fight, but audio was played during the trial where she admitted to starting the fight.
“I know these tapes do a lot,” Hurd told Guthrie. “As I testified from the stands, what you hear in these clips is not evidence of what’s going on. It’s evidence of negotiation, evidence of how to talk to the abuser about it.”
Guthrie asked Hurd, “He said he never hit you. Is that a lie?” “Yes,” Hurd said.
Guthrie noted that no other woman has come forward to accuse Depp.
“Look what happened when I came forward. Would you?” a response was heard.
Guthrie also highlighted another aspect of Depp’s case: Photos showing Hurd looking “unblemished” after the alleged abuse. Hurd testified that some of the photos were taken days or even weeks after the alleged injury, Guthrie noted.
“What I learned in that experiment is that it’s never good enough,” Hurd said. “If you have proof, then it’s a scheme. It’s a scam. If you don’t have proof, it doesn’t happen. If you have bruises, it’s fake. If you don’t have bruises, violence obviously doesn’t hurt You. If you tell anyone, you’re hysterical. If you don’t tell anyone, it doesn’t happen.”
She told Guthrie that she hoped the outcome “won’t have a chilling effect on other people. I worry about that. But if I could look you in the eye, Savannah, and say, ‘I’m still here,’ maybe that could Balancing something really important. Others might be very scared to come forward or speak up.”
Hurd said she would “hold on to every testimony of mine” on her “last day.”
“My goal, my only hope at this point, I just want people to see me as a person,” she said.