‘The whole thing was really odd and really weird. I’m trying to figure out what her intention is here because it’s not doing her any good,’ said Lawrence
American host Cooper Lawrence has called out Amber Heard’s first interview after losing the defamation trial against Johnny Depp. During the interview with ‘TODAY’ co-host Savannah Guthrie, Heard said she doesn’t blame the jury for ruling in favor of Depp during the legal battle because he is a “beloved character” and a “fantastic actor.”
The 36-year-old actress added that the reason the jury did not believe her was that they listened to testimonies about how she was an “uncredible person.” Lawrence made her thoughts about Heard’s interview very clear on the Australian show, Sunrise. “I think she is on the ‘You need to listen to me’ tour, ‘I wasn’t lying’ tour, but yet, she has these awkward moments she had during the trial where you are kind of like ‘Wait, are you lying again?’
“It’s like she can’t get her own story that she memorised for this interview straight”
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) June 14, 2022
“It’s like she can’t get her own story that she memorized for this interview, and she’s not even under oath,” she added. “Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers?” said Heard during the interview, referring to Depp’s 1990 film ‘Edward Scissorhands’. Lawrence referred to this moment and commented, “I mean, the thing is, we know that Johnny Depp doesn’t have fingers that are scissors. We also don’t think he was once a real pirate.”
“The whole thing was really odd and really weird. I’m trying to figure out what her intention is here because it’s not doing her any good. Social media is having a field day with her once again and that’s what she is trying to avoid,” she continued. “She’s getting herself in trouble here because she’s coming out and saying– They had a trial. The jury found that she did defamed him. And yet, here she is defaming him again,” said Lawrence.
#AmberHeard shares with @savannahguthrie that she doesn’t blame the jury: “I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.” pic.twitter.com/rjWY629MkG
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 13, 2022
“Her whole purpose behind this, the reason she wrote the article — remember they had divorced in 2017, things were over. She said, ‘I want him to move on, I want to move on’ but then she wrote this article and she’s been poking the bear ever since because she still wants him in her life even if it’s in a negative way. And here she is again. They do have a toxic relationship, and she clearly wants to continue it,” the host continued.
“Because the narrative isn’t ‘Listen, I wanna be seen as a good person here and I want my career back’ instead she’s coming up with the same things that she said before that were already proven lies. Her narrative is all over the place, so I was kind of looking for her to be more likable, to be more honest here, and say all the things we’ve been hoping she’d say all along, which she does for like two seconds, but then she goes right back to her whole ‘Johnny is an abuser, he’s a liar’ etc etc. It’s weird,” Lawrence further added.
.@savannahguthrie sat down for an exclusive conversation with #AmberHeard. “You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair,” Heard shared, in reference to social media representation. pic.twitter.com/56Ju7pYg1x
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 13, 2022
“I think he wants to have nothing to do with her. If she’s trynna get his attention, I don’t think it’s going to work this time,” she concluded. The verdict of the trial, which was announced on June 1, ruled in Depp’s favor. He was awarded $15 million in damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million because the jury found one of the three statements made by Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, to be defamatory towards her.