Amber Heard suggests Johnny Depp’s exes are too fearful of backlash to accuse him of violence

Amber Heard has advised that Johnny Depp’s different former companions is also too fearful of a backlash to return ahead with accusations of abuse towards the Pirates of the Caribbean celebrity.

In her interview on NBC’s Dateline on Friday night time, the Aquaman actor replied to a query from Savannah Guthrie about why she is the one one in every of Mr Depp’s exes to publicly accuse him of violence.

“Look what happened to me when I came forward,” she mentioned. “Would you?” Throughout the couple’s explosive defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia, Ms Heard testified about more than one alleged incidents of abuse.

Mr Depp denied ever abusing Ms Heard and as a substitute claimed that she was once the abuser of their dating. In a dramatic second of the trial, stick insect Kate Moss testified that her ex-boyfriend Mr Depp was once by no means violent to her after they dated within the Nineteen Nineties.

During the trial, Ms Heard referred to a hearsay that Mr Depp had as soon as driven Ms Moss down the steps. Ms Moss was once then referred to as as a witness and testified that she did crumple a collection of stairs whilst the couple have been on vacation in Jamaica and that Mr Depp cared for her on the time.

“He never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs,” she mentioned. Actor Ellen Barkin, one in every of Mr Depp’s different former companions, additionally gave testimony, announcing that Mr Depp as soon as threw a wine bottle throughout a lodge room after they have been courting within the early Nineteen Nineties.

The bottle didn’t hit her or any person else within the room, she testified, however it was once thrown within the route of her and the crowd of folks within the lodge room on the time.

Kate Moss attesting throughout the defamation case

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Ms Heard made the feedback about Mr Depp’s former relationships in her first interview since she misplaced the defamation case along with her ex-husband and was once ordered to pay him $8.35m (£6.83m) in damages.

During the interview, Ms Heard advised Ms Guthrie that she nonetheless “loves” Mr Depp, vowed to face by way of her testimony till her “dying day”, and mentioned that talking out about alleged sexual violence was once the “scariest, most intimidating thing”.

On Thursday, Mr Depp’s workforce issued a observation in regards to the interview announcing: “It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor.”

Ms Heard’s workforce replied with a observation of their very own, announcing: “If Mr Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Gutherie for an hour and answer all her questions.”

Mr Depp sued his ex-wife for defamation over a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post the place she described herself as a sufferer of home abuse and spoke of feeling “the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak out”.

Following the dramatic six-week trial, a jury of 7 decided previous this month that Ms Heard had defamed him on all 3 counts. Jurors awarded Mr Depp $10m in compensatory damages and $5m in punitive damages, ahead of Fairfax County Circuit Judge Penney Azcarate decreased the latter to the state’s felony prohibit of $350,000.

Ms Heard gained one in every of her 3 counterclaims towards her ex-husband, with the jury discovering that Mr Depp – by the use of his attorney Adam Waldman – defamed her by way of branding her allegations a couple of 2016 incident “an ambush, a hoax”. She was once awarded $2m in compensatory damages however $0 in punitive damages, leaving the Aquaman actor $8.35m out of pocket.

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