Jurors during the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial didn’t believe Heard, according to what one of the jurors said during an interview with “Good Morning America.”
NBC News reports that a male juror said that not even one person on the 7-person jury believed Heard, due to her actions and comments during her testimony.
“The crying, the facial expressions, the staring at the jury…all of us were very uncomfortable,” the juror said.
“A lot of her story didn’t add up… the majority of the jury felt that she was the aggressor. The crying, the facial expressions that she had, the staring at the jury. All of us were very uncomfortable… she would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the questions at issue during the trial were whether Heard’s 2018 op-ed in the Washington Post defamed Depp and whether Adam Waldman, an attorney who represented Depp at the time, defamed Heard when he called her allegations of abuse “a hoax.”
Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The judge reduced the punitive damages to $350,000 in accordance with Virginia’s statutory cap.
The jury, however, also ruled in Amber Heard’s favor in her countersuit against Johnny Depp and awarded her $2 million in compensatory damages, AP reports.
“A lot of the jury felt what he was saying, at the end of the day, was more believable,” said the juror. “He just seemed a little more real in terms of how he was responding to questions. His emotional state was very stable throughout.”
The juror added that another red flag happened when Heard didn’t donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity as she had previously claimed.
“She goes on a talk show in the U.K. The video shows her sitting there telling the host that she gave all that money away, and the terms she used in that video clip were, ‘I gave it away,’ ‘I donated it,’ ‘It’s gone,’ but the fact is she didn’t give much of it away at all.”
Additional parts of the interview are available on the “Today” show, with the entire interview airing Friday, June 17 on Dateline NBC at 8 p.m. / 7 p.m. CT.
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[Feature Photo: Actor Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom in the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, May 26, 2022. Actor Johnny Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” (Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP)]