Amber Heard will stand by trial testimony until 'dying day'

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Amber Heard has insisted she will stand by her testimony from her defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp until her 'dying day'.

Speaking in her first interview since losing the multi-million dollar defamation case against the Pirates of the Caribbean star, the actor addressed the toll the trial had taken on her.

In an interview with NBC's Samantha Guthrie for Today, Heard was asked if she stood by her testimony where she recounted abusive behaviour from Depp.

She said: “Of course, to my dying day I will stand by every word of my testimony.”

Amber Heard has said she does not believe her defamation trial with ex-husband Johnny Depp was 'fair'.
In her first interview since the end of the trial, Heard spoke to Samantha Guthrie for NBC's Today.
In a preview of the interview which will air on 14 and 15 June, Heard says she doesn't blame the jury for reaching their verdict.
She says: “I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”
Amber Heard on 'Today'. (NBC)

Heard also discussed how the trial had affected her mental wellbeing: “This was the most humiliating and horrible thing I have ever been through. I have never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human.”

Read more: Amber Heard says she doesn't 'blame' jury after defamation verdict

The Aquaman star also commented on the reaction on social media to the trial: “I would not blame the average person for looking at this and how this has been covered and not thinking that this is Hollywood brats at their worst. But what people don’t understand is that it is actually so much bigger than that. This is not only about our first amendment right to speak.”

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA - JUNE 01: Actress Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse on June 1, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. The jury in the Depp vs. Heard case awarded actor Johnny Depp $15 million in his defamation case against Heard. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse. (Getty Images)

Following a six week trial in Virginia, a jury found that an op-ed Heard wrote for The Washington Post about being the victim of domestic abuse defamed Depp.

Depp was also found liable for defamation after one of his former lawyers called Heard's allegations a "hoax".

FAIRFAX, VA - MAY 27: (NY & NJ NEWSPAPERS OUT) Johnny Depp gestures to fans during a recess outside court during the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard civil trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp is seeking $50 million in alleged damages to his career over an op-ed Heard wrote in the Washington Post in 2018.(Photo by Cliff Owen/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)
Johnny Depp gestures to fans during a recess outside court. (Getty Images)

The Ed Wood actor previously lost a similar case in the UK where a British court found that claims that Depp was a "wifebeater" were "substantially true".

Heard is set to appeal the ruling while Depp celebrated the jury's outcome and praised the support of his fans, some of who camped outside the court during the trial.

Watch below: Amber Heard admits she and Depp might look like 'Hollywood brats'

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