Amber Heard accuses Johnny Depp of hitting her again in explosive interview - 'he lied'
'To my dying day, I will stand by every word of my testimony'
Amber Heard has once again accused Johnny Depp of physical abuse, not even a month after the very public defamation trial ruled in Depp's favour.
While Depp, 59, appears to be living his best life since the trial ended, Heard, 36, is still very much in the firing line. In her first official interview since the Virginia-based trial, the actress doubled down on previous statements, stating she will "stand by every word of her testimony... until the day she dies."
Talking about the trial with NBC's Savannah Guthrie, which will air in full on Friday, Heard branded her ex-husband a "liar." The interview was pre-recorded last week, around about the same time she was pictured getting on a private jet.
She also addressed accusations from Depp's legal counsel Camille Vasquez who had accused the actress of "performing" for the jurors.
EXCLUSIVE: @SavannahGuthrie brings up how Johnny Depp's lawyers think he won the case because Amber Heard never took "responsibility for anything she did in the marriage."
AH: "I did do and say horrible, regrettable things... but I've always told the truth." pic.twitter.com/TBE6OeeEKn
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 14, 2022
"Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers," she said. "I'm the performer? I had listened to weeks of testimony insinuating, or saying quite directly, that I'm a terrible actress. So I'm a bit confused how I could be both."
"He said he never hit you. Is that a lie?" Guthrie questioned, to which Heard responded with: "Yes it is."
"To my dying day, I will stand by every word of my testimony," she added.
Amber Heard is speaking out for the first time since the trial:
“Even if you think I’m lying, you still couldn’t tell me … that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation. You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair."pic.twitter.com/2vY37VZpWI
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 13, 2022
Heard continued to accuse Vasquez and her colleague Benjamin Chew of trying to "distract the jury from the real issues" during the trial while admitting that they had "done a better job" than her own legal counsel.
This could throw another spanner in the works for Heard, who in theory, could be dragged back to court for another defamation trial.
Still, she argued that her First Amendment rights were violated as she had "spoken her truth and spoken it to power" and ultimately paid the price. While Heard maintained that she spoke the truth, Guthrie argued that her lack of accountability ultimately led to the Depp win.
In response, the mother of one said: "I did do and say horrible, regrettable things throughout my relationship. I behaved in a horrible, almost unrecognisable to myself ways.
"I will always continue to feel like I was a part of this, like I was the other half of this relationship because I was. And it was ugly, and it could be very beautiful, it was very, very toxic. We were awful to each other.
"You know, I made a lot of a lot of mistakes. A lot of mistakes. But I've always told the truth."
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