aAmber Heard sat down for an hour-long interview with journalist Savannah Guthrie. After a week of teasing audiences with various clips, the full special episode of Dateline finally aired on NBC Friday night.
Guthrie did not hold back when Heard questioned her defeat in court for her ex-husband, Johnny Depp. Heard claimed that she still loves Depp and has opened up about some of the biggest controversies in the case.
The actress maintained her innocence but said she never wanted to play the victim card. But she blamed social media for making her lose the case in the court of public opinion, noting that jurors were influenced by the internet narrative.
“I passed a bunch of people in town with signs saying things you can’t repeat on TV,” Heard said. “I saw the courtroom full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans who came from all over the world. And the jury saw it all.”
When asked if she should “stick” to her “bad behavior” in the relationship, which was proven in court via audiotapes, Heard gave an unexpected answer. Heard said that she was no longer the same person from the tapes and that there were many things she regretted doing.
“There’s an answer to these things you say,” Heard said. “You hear my voice in those audio tapes — it’s not my voice now, it’s not who I am now.” “I’ve done and said terrible and unfortunate things throughout my relationship. I behaved myself in horrible ways almost unrecognizable. There is so much to regret.
“I have done everything in my power to stand up for myself and the truth. I look forward to living my life and have a long life, I hope, ahead of me. And I will continue to walk through this with my chin.”
Guthrie confronted Heard about the claim that she would donate $7 million from her divorce settlement to charity. Heard Compare the situation to the mortgage payment.
“I think when you tell someone you bought a house, are you lying? Because you didn’t pay for it in full at that point,” Heard said. “I made a pledge and this pledge is time-lapse in nature.”
Heard, who has said she will stick to her story until her “dying day”, was also called out because she claimed she didn’t start a physical fight with Depp despite audio tapes proving otherwise. Guthrie noted that none of Depp’s girlfriends claimed he had abused them and Heard quickly shot an ace up her sleeve.
“Look what happened to me when I came forward – right?” asked heard.
The Dateline interview also included a file of notes allegedly written by Heard psychologist detailing years of abuse by Depp. Heard’s lawyers claimed they were unable to use the documents as evidence during the trial due to “rumours” and the actress believes she would have won the case if the volume had been allowed in court.
“There’s a notebook years worth going back to 2011 from the beginning of my relationship that was taken by my doctor, who I was reporting on abuse,” Heard said.
Despite stating that “testifying about sexual assault and violence in front of a room full of people who expressed their disdain for me” was a traumatic experience, Heard claims she still loves Depp. She says it may be hard to understand but those who have fallen in love will know what she means.
Before the interview aired, Heard spokesperson challenged Depp and his team to sit down with Guthrie as well. Heard, who stressed that she didn’t want to play the victim, would keep telling her truth until someone believed her, and she probably already knew it wouldn’t be easy.
“I’m not a good victim, I get it. I’m not a loved one. I’m not a saint. I’m not asking anyone to love me,” Heard said. “But when I testified, I asked the jury to see me as a human. And he promised to destroy me—I feel as though he did.”