Amber Heard ‘doesn’t blame’ jury for taking Johnny Depp’s side after trial loss

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Amber Heard has said she doesn't blame the jury for taking Johnny Depp's side in the former couple's High Court battle.

The Hollywood actress, 36, claimed she didn't get "fair" social media representation during the lengthy defamation trial, which she lost after the jury sided with Depp, her-ex husband.

Heard is set to give her first TV interview after the court battle on NBC's Today Show with interviewer Savannah Guthrie – in a full one-hour interview which will air on June 17.

In the preview, Amber said: "Even somebody who is sure I am deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think I’m lying, you still couldn’t look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation.

"You cannot tell me that you think this has been fair."

Speaking about the jury's verdict, the actress added: "I don't blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor."

Depp, 58, won the defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber earlier this month – which meant he was handed £15million (£12million) in damages.

The pair received the jury's verdict in a Virginia courthouse after a six-week court battle, which involved testimony from both Depp and Heard and went viral around the globe.

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Depp launched a civil defamation case against his ex-wife, suing her for $50million (£40million) after she wrote an opinion piece in 2018, detailing her experiences with domestic abuse.

Jurors were sent out on Friday (May 27) to consider their verdict after witnesses including Kate Moss took to the stand.

It was confirmed on Wednesday (June 1) that the jury reached a verdict on the third day of deliberations and it was delivered to the Fairfax Courthouse in Virginia.

Depp was in the UK at the time of the verdict being read, performing on tour alongside British guitarist Jeff Beck.

A source said the Pirates of the Caribbean actor planned to watch the verdict from across the pond.

The source told Law & Crime in a statement: "Due to previously scheduled work commitments made before the trial, Mr Depp will not be physically present for today’s 3pm verdict and will be watching from the United Kingdom."

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