The actor, known for films such as “Aquaman” and “The Danish Girl”, emphasized in the NBC interview that she did not hold the jury against her verdict. “I don’t blame them. I understand that he (Depp) is a beloved character. People feel like they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.” She herself, on the other hand, was portrayed in witness statements during the three-and-a-half-week trial as an “unbelievable person” who “not a word” could be believed.
Depp sued Heard, to whom he was married between 2015 and 2017, for $50 million in damages. The reason was a contribution by Heard for the “Washington Post” from 2018, in which the actress described herself as a victim of domestic violence. She did not name her ex-husband; However, Depp argued that the allegation was clearly aimed at him and had seriously damaged his career. Heard responded with a counterclaim.