As Deadline reported, the “Aquaman” actress will appear on NBC on Friday, June 17, at 8 PM EST. Heard will be sitting down with Savannah Guthrie to talk about the outcome of the trial.
A spokesperson for Amber Heard would not take questions, but she did tell The Blast that “Johnny Depp’s legal team blanketed the media for days after the verdict with numerous statements and interviews on television, and Depp himself did the same on social media.”
“Ms. Heard simply intended to respond to what they aggressively did last week; she did so by expressing her thoughts and feelings, much of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand,” the source added.
Amber Heard Interview Was Filmed On June 9, Will Air June 17
Deadline reported that the interview was actually filmed in New York City on Thursday, June 9. “The Adderall Diaries” actress reportedly flew there specifically for the interview and then flew back to D.C. later that day. The interview was not filmed at NBC’s 30 Rock HQ to keep the interview under wraps.
In the interview, Heard sat down with TODAY co-host Savannah Guthrie to echo her previous comments about the jury verdict. Heard is expected to talk about how the trial verdict, which unanimously sided with Johnny Depp, could impact free speech and prevent other women from opening up about their own experiences with domestic violence.
Heard is also expected to talk about how the overwhelming public support of Johnny Depp and the increased number of hateful messages that she received over the six-week trial. Heard is also expected to touch on the 2020 U.K. libel case that Depp lost against The Sun after they labeled him a “wife-beater.” Depp failed to get an appeal in the libel suit.
Amber Heard Plans To Appeal The Jury’s Verdict Against Johnny Depp
Heard is hoping that her appeal goes a bit more smoothly. Her lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, made a statement shortly after the ruling where she indicated that Heard plans to file an appeal and called the media attention around the trial “a zoo.”
When asked if Heard can afford the more than $10 million dollars that the jury ordered her to pay Depp, Bredehoft replied, “Oh, no. Absolutely not.”
Although lawyers on both sides have appeared in front of the cameras to discuss the outcome of the trial, neither has yet appeared in front of the cameras to give an interview and share their side of the story. It remains to be seen if Depp will now schedule an interview after Heard shares her side of the story.
Although it seems that Heard will most likely discuss how she deems the ruling a “setback” for women, as she had in her social media statement after the trial, Depp expressed nothing but gratefulness for his fans and supporters after the verdict was read in his social media statement.
Attorney Camille Vasquez Says Johnny Depp Is ‘At Peace Now’ After Jury Verdict
During the six-week trial, Vasquez told PEOPLE that she and attorney Ben Chew were “running on fumes” as they worked around the clock out of hotel rooms in Fairfax, Virginia.
“After court, we would go back to the hotel where we lived and was our little nest, if you will, for months,” Vasquez explained. “We would change. We would have food served. Then we had two war rooms where we would be until sometimes 5:00 in the morning the next day. It was very intense.”
“Before I did her cross and before I delivered the opening and closing arguments, I would go to bed around 1 or 2 in the morning. And then my team would stay up till 5, 5:30, and slide whatever it was that we were working on under my door,” she continued.
“I would wake up to them under my door and they would sleep for an hour, an hour and a half. Then we would all go to court together. I mean, we were really running on fumes,” she added.
Now that Depp’s name has been cleared, Vasquez said that “There is a peace now that he wears that he just didn’t have before, and I think it came even before the verdict if I’m being 100 percent honest with you.”
“It was just him being able to tell his story,” she explained. “This was the one way he could finally tell his story and then talk about what actually happened in this relationship. I think that once he was able to do that and expose everything, the good, the bad, the ugly, he felt a sense of relief, and he deserves that.”