Hollywood actress Amber Heard during a recent interview had stated that the notes which were taken by her therapist during the time, when she was reporting the abuse, would have resulted in the different verdict of her defamation trial against her former husband Johnny Depp.
As per the reports, the statement regarding the notes were not allowed during the timing of the trial, and it was made during an interview with a magazine. The actress said, “There’s a binder [of] years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor.”
In the full interview with Amber regarding the defamation trial with NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie, Heard went on to say that the notes would have corroborated claims that Johnny had abused her, including an incident that took place in 2013 in which she told her therapist that her former husband Depp threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her.
Amber further said, “I’m talking about what happened to me in real-time. She’s taking contemporaneous notes of what’s happening.” Guthrie said that they had reviewed the notes and it shows that “that as far back as 2012, Amber was talking about physical abuse. In January of the same year, she told her therapist about that, Depp had hit her and threw her on the floor. After eight months to that incident, he ripped her nightgown, threw her on the bed, and in 2013, he threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her.”
The reports also state that, Depp’s spokesperson has denied Heard’s allegations of physical abuse, and said “It’s unfortunate that the defendant and her team are back to repeating and reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court.”
Jury Awarded Depp with USD 15 Million
After the recent six-week trial which took place in the Fairfax County, Virginia, a seven-person jury had reached a verdict on June 1, which decided that Depp, had proved Heard defamed him back in the 2018 op-ed. Depp has also maintained that he never assaulted Heard and claimed that she physically harmed him. The jury also awarded Depp with USD 15 million in damages but Heard will only have to pay USD 10.35 million due to the Virginia law limiting punitive damages (the judge reduced the amount).