“We were awful to each other. I made a lot of, a lot of mistakes. A lot of mistakes. But I’ve always told the truth,” said the actress in her first post-verdict interview, with Savannah Guthrie, about Johnny Depp.
The actress said that she will stand by her evidence ‘to my dying day’.
She said: “How could it? Surreal and difficult in part, yes. This has been a long time coming.”
Asked whether she stood by her evidence, she said: “Of course, to my dying day I will stand by every word of my testimony.
“This was the most humiliating and horrible thing I have ever been through. I have never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human.”
Savannah seemed to imply during the interview that the public was “disgusted” by what happened in court between the couple.
Amber replied: “Absolutely, I would not blame the average person for looking at this and how this has been covered and not thinking that this is Hollywood brats at their worst.”
“But what people don’t understand is that it is actually so much bigger than that. This is not only about our first amendment right to speak.”
Heard called the jury’s decision surreal and distressing two weeks after the verdict, and said the trial is an example of the social media era gone awry.
“The jury is not immune to that,” she said of it being “impossible” for an unsequestered Virginia jury to avoid seeing how the widely covered trial played out online.
“Even if you think that 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.”