Amber Heard has expressed her disappointment that a binder full of notes from her therapist dating back to 2011 was barred from being introduced as evidence in ex-husband Johnny Depp’s defamation case against her. In an interview with Savannah Guthrie for NBC News, Heard revealed that the incriminating notes were dismissed as hearsay by Judge Penney Azcarate and therefore not allowed to be shown to jurors. She believes those notes could have changed the outcome of the case.
- Heard was ordered to pay Depp $15 million in damages. In their verdict, the jury concluded that Heard had lied about much of the abuse she says Depp inflicted on her and that the 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote had indeed defamed him. However, Heard believes her therapist’s notes could have swayed the case in her favor as they offer proof of the alleged abuse.
- The 35-year-old had been telling her therapist about Depp’s abuse for more than a decade. “There’s a binder worth of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to,” Heard told Guthrie.
- Heard isn’t surprised that no one else has accused Depp of abuse. Depp said during his testimony that he had never physically abused a woman in his life, which Heard insists is untrue. Guthrie, however, pointed out the lack of other women in Depp’s life that corroborate her claims. Heard isn’t surprised she’s standing alone against him. “Look what happened to me when I came forward,” Heard said. “Would you?”
- Heard will not change her story for the rest of her days. As she said in a previously released clip from the interview, Heard said she would stand by her accusations of abuse against Depp until her “dying day” despite his denials and despite the harassment and threats she receives from Depp fans who insist she’s lying.