Amber Heard has spoken openly about the protections placed on her during the recent defamation trial of ex-husband Johnny Depp.
That Aquaman star sat down with NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie for an interview and shared her experience.
“Every day I would pass blocks of houses lined with people holding up signs saying things I couldn’t repeat on TV,” she explained.
“They had to put up barricades for my protection so I could drive into a secured entrance to the courthouse,” Heard described in the new clips from the interview, published today (June 16) on Peacock. “That’s how I went to court every day.”
She also commented on her lawyers’ struggle to keep television cameras out of court.
“I didn’t want it to be anything. I didn’t want it to be a process. I didn’t want it to be public knowledge, but if someone sues you, you have no choice,” she said.
In earlier clips from the interview, Heard said she didn’t “blame” the jury for its verdict in Depp’s favour. Rather, she understood, adding, “He’s a beloved character and people feel like they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for abusing her in the comment, which read, “I’ve spoken out against sexual violence — and faced the wrath of our culture.” That needs to change.”
Though she didn’t name him, Depp claimed her allegations had massively impacted his career. Heard was pursuing a $100 million counterclaim, accusing Depp of running a “defamation campaign” against her.
Following Heard’s television appearance, Depp’s rep released a statement, saying: “It is unfortunate that while Johnny tries to get his life on with the defendant and her team are repeating, reinventing and re-trial matters already decided by the court and delivering a verdict, which was decided unequivocally in Johnny’s favor by a jury.”
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/amber-heard-johnny-depp-trial-barricades-protected-entrance-b2102970.html Amber Heard opens up about “barricades” and “protected entrances” she used to enter the courthouse during Johnny Depp’s trial