The male juror — GMA didn’t expose his identify or juror quantity, in line with request — stated that verdict in the long run swayed in Depp’s desire as a result of “a lot of Amber’s story didn’t add up.”
“It didn’t come across as believable,” the juror stated. “It seemed like she was able to flip the switch on her emotions. She would answer one question, and she would be crying, and two seconds later, she would turn ice cold. It didn’t seem natural.”
The juror added that some participants of the trial’s seven-person jury used the phrase “crocodile tears” among each and every different to explain Heard’s testimony.
Depp prevailed on all 3 claims in his civil go well with and used to be awarded $10 million in compensatory damages, plus punitive damages of $5 million. The actress gained one among 3 claims within the countersuit in opposition to her former husband and used to be awarded $2 million.
As the juror advised GMA, the jury idea Heard’s protection in the long run didn’t end up that Depp used to be bodily abusive towards the actress; to the contrary, the jury discovered that Heard used to be if truth be told the “aggressor” within the courting.
“They had their husband-wife arguments. They were both yelling at each other,” the juror stated. “I don’t think that makes either of them right or wrong. That’s what you do when you get into an argument, I guess. But to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there wasn’t enough or any evidence that really supported what she was saying.”
Other missteps from Heard’s protection, in keeping with the juror, integrated testimony in regards to the $7 million from the actors’ divorce settlement that Heard pledged (however in large part didn’t donate) to charity. “The fact is, she didn’t give much of it away at all,” the juror stated. “It was disingenuous.”
The jury additionally wondered why — if Heard used to be in an abusive courting — she would reward Depp a big knife. “If you have a battered wife or spouse situation, why would you buy the other person, the ‘aggressor,’ a knife,” the juror stated.
Over the televised, six-week trial, each Heard and Depp’s criminal groups marched a parade of buddies, workers, and members of the family to the stand; the jury admitted that every one that witness testimony didn’t issue into deliberations.
In the aftermath of the decision, Heard’s attorneys blamed the onslaught of social media vitriol aimed on the actress for, partly, swaying the jury’s determination. However, the juror denied that declare, pronouncing that 3 of the seven jurors didn’t also have a Twitter account.
“That’s not true. Social media did not impact us,” the juror stated. “We followed the evidence. We didn’t take into account anything outside [the courtroom]. We only looked at the evidence.”
In her first interview for the reason that trial previous this week, Heard stated, “This is the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through. I have never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human.” She added that the jury’s determination to aspect with Depp used to be “surreal and difficult”