Heard showed clear disdain when Guthrie asked what she thought about Vasquez’s repeated argument that she gave ‘the performance of her life’

Just days after a jury found her guilty of defaming Johnny Depp, Amber Heard once again accused her ex-husband of physical abuse in what could be a clear indication that she will appeal the jury’s unanimous decision. In her first post-trial interview with Today show’s Savannah Guthrie, Heard also took direct aim at Depp’s now-celebrity attorney Camille Vasquez for defending him, and made a bizarre Edward Scissorhands reference. The clips of the interview have been posted by the channel on Twitter.

When Guthrie asked what she thought about Vasquez’s repeated argument that the actress gave “the performance of her life” and was merely acting in her explosive courtroom testimony, Heard showed clear disdain and shot back: “Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers. I’m the performer?”

“I had listened to weeks of testimony insinuating or saying directly that I’m a terrible actress. So I’m a bit confused how I could be both,” she added.

Heard was sarcastically referring to Depp’s performances in the 1990 fantasy ‘Edward Scissorhands.’

Speaking out about the ‘unfair’ verdict, Heard blasted Depp as a ‘liar’ and repeated her claims that he physically and psychologically abused her during their marriage. About her words in court, Heard said, “To my dying day, I’ll stand by every word of my testimony.”

Heard also referred to the trial as, “The most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through. I’ve never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human.”

In the same interview, Heard also accused the jurors in the trial of being duped by her ex-husband. “I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor,” she said of Depp.

Regarding the social media circus surrounding the trial, Heard said, “I think even the most well-intentioned juror…it would have been impossible to avoid this. Every single day I passed three, four, sometimes six city blocks lined with people holding signs saying ‘Burn the Witch,’ ‘Death to Amber.” After three and a half weeks, I took the stand and saw a courtroom packed full of Captain Jack Sparrow fans who were vocal, energized.”

When asked about people watching the trial that might think both stars are to blame, she said, “I would not blame the average person for looking at this and how it’s been covered and not think that it is Hollywood brats at their worst. But what people don’t understand is it’s actually so much bigger than that. This is not only about our First Amendment rights to speak.”

She also adding her own interpretation of the First Amendment, saying, “It’s a freedom to speak truth to power, and that’s alI I spoke. I spoke it to power and I paid the price.”

Social media trolls Heard for ‘believing’ the character of Edward Scissorhands was real

Social media mocked Heard for her puzzling Edward Scissorhands comment. Many users called out Heard for believing that the character of Edward Scissorhands was real.


Many others were quick to dismiss Heard’s interview with British journalist Piers Morgan asking her to “stop playing the victim.” Actor Greg Ellis, who was vocal throughout the trial with his support for Depp, also called out Heard. “The narcissist craves attention,” he said, and added, “The victimology tour continues.” “Honestly, this seems insulting to the intelligence of the jurors,” wrote Law&Crime Network journalist Angenette Levy. A user even wondered if Heard was actually ‘jealous’ of Vasquez.

One user called Heard out for her ‘arrogance and narcissistic entitlement’, while another person tweeted that the interview was ‘absolutely an attempt at gaslighting.’

Savannah Guthrie’s interview with Amber Heard will air on Tuesday and Wednesday on Today, while the special edition of Dateline will air on NBC at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, June 17


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