Amber Heard has said she felt ‘less than human’ during her trial against Johnny Depp, with the actress speaking out in her first interview since losing the case.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor won the defamation case against his ex-wife, with the verdict being delivered on June 1.
In her first interview after the verdict, Heard said: ‘Every single day I passed – sometimes for three, four, sometimes six blocks, city blocks lined with people holding signs saying, “Burn the witch,” “Death to Amber.”
‘After three and a half weeks, I took the stand and sobbed as a courtroom packed full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans, who were vocal, energised.’
‘This was the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through,’ she added. ‘I have never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human’.
Heard went on to tell Savannah Guthrie on the TODAY Show: ‘To my dying day, I will stand by every word in my testimony.’
With the verdict in his favour, the jury agreed to award the actor $10m (£7m) in compensatory damages and a further $5m (£3.9m) in punitive damages.
However, the punitive damages were capped at $350,000 (£279k) per Virginia state law. Heard herself was also awarded $2m (£1.6m) in compensatory damages, therefore reducing Depp’s total to $8.35m (£6.7m).
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