Amber Heard Admits She Did 'Horrible Regrettable Things' In Relationship But 'Always Told The Truth'
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Amber Heard has admitted she did 'horrible regrettable things' in her relationship with Johnny Depp but that she 'always told the truth'. You can watch the clip below:
Although the Aquaman actor has shared statements about the trial online, she spoke about the verdict in depth for the first time in a sit-down interview with NBC News' Savannah Guthrie.
In part one of the interview shared today (14 June), Guthrie highlights a previous post-trial interview with Depp's lawyers in which they said the reason they think he won is because Heard 'never took responsibility for anything'.
In response, the 36-year-old star says: "I did do and say I did do and say horrible, regrettable things throughout my relationship. I behaved in a horrible, almost unrecognisable to myself ways."
She explains that she has 'so much regret', adding: " I will always continue to feel like I was a part of this, like I was the other half of this relationship because I was. And it was ugly, and it could be very beautiful, it was very, very toxic. We were awful to each other.
"You know, I made a lot of a lot of mistakes. A lot of mistakes. But I've always told the truth."
In another segment, Guthrie discusses the viewers who were 'disgusted' by the trial and 'don't have much sympathy' for either of them.
Asking whether Heard can understand this perspective, she replies: "Absolutely. I would not blame the average person for looking at this and how it's been covered and not think that it is Hollywood brats at their worst."
She goes on to bring up the First Amendment, something Guthrie challenges by saying that while it protects free speech, it 'doesn't protect lives that amount to defamation', later adding that 'truth is the word, and that was the issue'.
Heard answers this by stating: "And that's all I spoke. And I spoke it to power and I paid the price."
Following the highly publicised trial, Heard was ordered by the US court to award Depp $15 million in damages over domestic abuse claims she made in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post.
These charges were later capped at $10.35 million by Judge Penny Azcarate, and in a separate verdict Heard was awarded $2 million in damages via a counterclaim.
The second part of the NBC special airs Wednesday (15 June) on the network's Today show before the full interview is released on Friday (17 June) on Dateline NBC.