Amber Heard Challenges Johnny Depp To Do His Own Interview Following Hers With NBC's 'Dateline'

Heard made her first appearance on TV and sat down with NBC's Savannah Guthrie to talk about the verdict.

Amber Heard

The six-week-long defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard came to an end with the jury deciding in favor of Depp. They decided that the Washington Post op-ed Heard wrote was with an intention to defame Depp, awarding him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages from Heard. They also awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages and zero in punitive damages from Depp. 

Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard

The trial had become an online spectacle with social media users delivering their own verdicts on the matter based on skewed facts. Many people celebrated the jury's verdict as a victory for Depp despite the revelations made in court.

Following the trial, Heard made her first appearance on TV to address the matter at hand. She sat down with NBC's Savannah Guthrie for the Dateline interview to talk about the verdict. “Even somebody who is sure I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I’m lying, you still couldn’t tell me — look me in the eye and tell me — that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation," Heard said in the interview. "You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair.”

Amber Heard

The Aquaman actress is not going out without a fight. “If Mr. Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Guthrie for an hour and answer all her questions,” a spokesperson for the actress stated, as per Page Six. She has also revealed that there were many documents from a doctor that were not permitted in court that would prove she was a victim of Depp's violence. “There’s a binder worth of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that was taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to,” Heard said in the interview. “Her notes represented years, years of real-time explanations of what was going on.”


Detailing the abuses, she shared how in 2012 the Pirates of the Caribbean actor had allegedly "hit her, threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her." He had also allegedly "ripped her nightgown, threw her on the bed" and had also threatened to kill her. “As I testified on the stand … when your life is at risk, not only will you take the blame for things that you shouldn’t take the blame for, but when you’re in an abusive dynamic, psychologically, emotionally, and physically, you don’t have the resources that, say, you or I do, with the luxury of saying, ‘Hey, this is black and white,’” she told Guthrie.


As for Depp, his representatives are stating that the 59-year-old just wants to move on with his life after winning the defamation case. “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 relitigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unanimously and unequivocally decided by the jury in Johnny’s favor,” they said in a statement.