Amber Heard Says She Is Scared That Depp Might Sue Her Again

Posted by Sama in Entertainment On 18th June 2022
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Amber Heard says she is afraid that Depp might sue her again but till the end of time, she will continue to stand by her words and not go back on them. In her recent interview with NBC's Dateline, Heard said she 'took for granted' what she assumed was her 'right to speak'.

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Amber Heard says she is terrified of the fact that her ex-husband might sue her again after she was found to have defamed him in a 2018 op-ed.

As the jury ruled in favor of Depp, he was awarded more than $10m in damages. However, Heard says the verdict might not be the end of the matter if she continues to make allegations against Depp.

In an interview with NBC's Dateline, Heard said she 'took for granted' what she assumed was her 'right to speak'.

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Speaking to host Savannah Guthrie, the Aquaman star continued: "I'm scared that no matter what I do or what I say or how I say it — every step that I take will present another opportunity for this sort of silencing, which is what, I guess, a defamation lawsuit is meant to do — to take your voice."

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Even though Depp might sue her again, Heard told Guthrie she stands by 'every word' of her testimony and will continue to do so until her 'dying day'. However, she said she doesn't 'blame' the jury for their verdict, describing herself as 'not a good victim' and 'not a likeable victim'.

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Heard's comments reflected the statement that she released at the beginning of the month when she said she was sad to have 'lost a right... to speak openly and freely'. Heard also claimed the verdict set back the clock 'to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated'.

"It sets back the idea that violence against women needs to be taken seriously," she added at the time.

 

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"I'm not a saint. I'm not asking anyone to like me," she said, though she also reiterated claims that the verdict may have a 'chilling' effect for survivors of domestic violence.

"What I learned in that trial is it's never going to be good enough. If you have proof, then it was a scheme, it was a hoax. If you don't have proof, it didn't happen," Heard said.

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After Heard's recent interview, Depp told Insider Heard was trying to 'reimagine' what happened in the trial.

"It's unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the Court and a verdict that was unanimously and unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny's favour," they said.

Heard has revealed that she plans on appealing the jury's verdict.

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