Amber Heard says therapist notes prove Johnny Depp abused her. After her ex-husband Johnny Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages in his defamation trial against her, Amber Heard isn’t letting the jury have the final say. Savannah Guthrie presented her therapist’s notes detailing her allegations of alleged abuse dating back to 2012 in a 20-minute teaser for her one-hour interview with Heard, which will run Friday at 8 p.m. on NBC’s “Dateline. “The evidence was not allowed in the Fairfax County Circuit Court trial because it was considered hearsay.
The hand-written notes, which were shown on-screen, state that Heard reported that Depp allegedly “hit her, threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her” in a 2012 incident, according to the program. Depp, 59, allegedly “torn her nightgown, flung her on the bed” eight months later, according to another affidavit. After Heard claimed that Depp “threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her,” the therapist apparently memorialized another statement from her in 2013. The evidence was not accepted in Fairfax County because it was considered hearsay trial.
JUROR IN THE JOHNNY DEPP v. AMBER HEARD CASE SPEAKS FOR THE FIRST TIME
According to the handwritten notes that were shown on-screen during the episode, Heard said that Depp “hit her, threw her against a wall, and threatened to kill her” in a 2012 incident.
Following a spectacular six-week trial that highlighted the couple’s troubled marriage, a jury found Heard defamed Depp by penning a Washington Post op-ed presenting herself as a domestic abuse victim. After a jury disregarded her claims that he had physically and sexually assaulted her, Depp was awarded $10.35 million in damages. The jury also decided that Depp had defamed Heard by having one of his lawyers call one of her accusers, awarding her $2 million. In her interview with Guthrie, Heard expressed her hope that stepping up would help her regain her reputation. “At this point, the only thing I can hope for is for people to view me as a human being,” she said. Depp’s spokeswoman described the situation as “unfortunate.”
“The defendant and her team are back to reiterating, reinventing, and re-litigating topics that have already been determined by the Court and a verdict that was unanimously and unmistakably reached in Johnny’s favor by the jury,” according to the spokesman. Heard stated she still loved her ex-husband in a teaser from the same interview that aired Wednesday on the “Today” show. “Absolutely. “I adore him,” she confessed to Guthrie. “I have no ill thoughts or animosity for him.” “To my dying day, I will stand by every word of my testimony,” Heard said in the first preview, which aired on “Today” on Tuesday. Depp testified during the defamation trial that he never hit Heard and that she was the only one who abused him in their relationship.