Amber Heard “still in love” with Johnny Depp – Sentenced for defamation of Johnny Depp, Amber Heard gave a shock interview this week to the NBC channel. She repeats herself a victim of domestic violence, and spares her ex-husband, whom she says she “always loves”. Failing to restore its image, this media release could anticipate the rest of the legal proceedings.
The general opinion, the timing questions. Two weeks after being sentenced at the end of the trial which fascinated the planet people, Amber Heard gave a long interview to the NBC channel this week.
Rather posed overall, the actress explained that Johnny Depp’s victory was largely linked to the fact that his lawyers diverted the members of the jury from the real issues – freedom of expression in particular.
But also that public opinion was immediately won over to the cause of her ex-husband, from the fans who called her a “witch” when she arrived at the Fairfax court, to social networks, where parodying her bar statements had become the new fashionable challenge.
More surprising, a priori: with the American media, Amber Heard was once again the victim of domestic violence, as she had written in the forum of the Washington Post at the origin of the procedure, in December 2018. “
Until my death, I will stand by every word of my testimony ,” she told reporter Savannah Guthrie, while acknowledging her share of mistakes in her failed marriage to the Pirates of the Caribbean star . “It was very, very toxic, we were horrible to each other. I made a lot of mistakes, but I always told the truth . “
If Amber Heard admitted, during the interview, that she was taking the risk of exposing herself to a new defamation complaint, all the same unlikely, it is not absurd that she is sticking to her positions, since his lawyer has announced his intention to appeal.
“During legal proceedings, if you admit a fault on television, it can then be paid against you in court “, explains to the American site Insider Eric Dezenhall, the CEO of a crisis communication company. “So what seems like a very bad media strategy may actually be a very good legal strategy . “
In his remarks, Amber Heard also took care to spare Johnny Depp. So when the journalist asked her if she still loved her ex-husband, as she wrote on Instagram on the eve of the trial , she nodded, tremolos in her voice. “Yes, I still love him . I loved him with all my heart. I tried my best to make a deeply broken relationship work. And I couldn’t.
I have no hard feelings towards him, at all“ , assured the actress. “I know it can be hard to understand. Or it’s very easy to understand when you’ve loved someone. It should be simple .”
For Johnny Depp, “it was never a question of money”, assures one of his lawyers
This tirade perhaps anticipates a future twist in this thriller. Several legal experts, questioned after the verdict, indeed suggested that in exchange for the abandonment of an appeal trial, and all the media chaos that goes with it, Johnny Depp would waive the 10 million dollars in damages. that his ex-wife can’t afford to pay anyway.
” It was never a question of money ,” also recalled last week, Ben Chew, one of the actor’s lawyers, when asked about this hypothesis on the ABC channel. For him, the trial has always aimed to restore the image of his client, damaged by accusations of domestic violence.
And to allow him to regain his rank in Hollywood. By recalling how much Johnny Depp is ” an extraordinary actor ” during his interview, Amber Heard also seemed to want to contribute to his rehabilitation.
Amber Heard still in love with Johnny Depp
The other issue of this slightly surreal interview was perhaps also the career of the actress. Faced with Savannah Guthrie, Amber Heard probably wanted to show the producers that she is not the caricature that is made of her on social networks.
But for many, the damage is done. And if, contrary to rumors, she is not erased from the next Aquaman 2 , seeing her agai
n tomorrow in the credits of a blockbuster seems very compromised, less because of her talent as an actress than the negative repercussions of her mere presence. on the poster.
For Evan Nierman, boss of the public relations agency Red Banyan, interviewed by Insider, ” the Amber Heard brand is forever linked to the lawsuit with Johnny Depp “.
According to him, ” her image was already tarnished before the start of the trial and the verdict that was pronounced put an end to her acting career .” During the interview, Amber Heard did not mention any particular project, except that of focusing on the education of her daughter, Oona Paige.
” I’m going to be able to be a full-time mom ,” she confessed to Savannah Guthrie. ” When I’m done answering phone calls from the lawyers . “