Amber Heard stirred the audience again after the trial.
A preview of the ‘Aquaman’ star’s interview with ‘Today’ host Savannah Guthrie was released Monday, where she spoke about the process following her big loss to Johnny Depp. Heard, 36, said she didn’t blame the jury, noting that Depp was an “amazing actor” and that the judges spent three weeks listening to testimonials from Depp’s paid employees.
Heard’s words did not sit well with the netizens who felt her statement was inconsistent. To them, it sounded like she was insulting the jury who did their job and sacrificed six weeks of their time for the trial.
“Just watched the clip NBC News aired today. #AmberHeard doesn’t blame the judges because #JohnnyDepp is ‘a fantastic actor’. And the judges heard [three] weeks of testimonials from paid employees and ‘randos’ like @devilsnight @MorganTremaine .@LawCrimeNetwork,” Angenette Levy, the host and correspondent at Law&Crime Network, who covered the trial, tweeted†
“Frankly, this seems offensive to the judges’ intelligence. #JohnnyDepp v. #AmberHeard @LawCrimeNetwork,” she added†
“This is an insult to the jury. Like they based their judgment on his movie star status rather than the law. No Amber. They saw through your lies. Period,” another added†
“Why insult the jury for disagreeing with the verdict? If they ruled in Amber’s favor, you’d be singing a completely different tune!” a third person wrote†
“I especially love how she says she doesn’t blame the jury clearly [you] do because [you] have insulted them and basically said they didn’t do their job or take it seriously I’d like to see her interviewed by someone who won’t take her [poo emoji] & tell her like it is,” a fourth user said†
“It’s offensive to the jurors and… anyone who has seen the trial. It’s also absurd to subtly suggest that they don’t [sic] the chance to present her case, she could call witnesses to substantiate her claims, [but] they wouldn’t show up, the only one [ones] who are the ‘experts’ she paid”, a fifth user thought†
Meanwhile, Heard’s supporters continued to support her. Some even went into the allegations, saying the jurors were unaware.
“I mean… they couldn’t figure out how to fill out the jury forms. It’s not like there’s a lot of intelligence to offend,” one commented†
“I will never understand this, only in America they use people [with] NO legal knowledge to decide one’s fate. smh. Who came up with that stupid concept? Sincere question from a non-American,” another early†
“Not to mention the somewhat inconsistent judgment. They didn’t know what they were doing at all,” a third person wrote†
“They gave an inconsistent, contradictory verdict, had to ask the judge for clarification on what to do and couldn’t even fill out a form correctly. They ruined any credibility of their intelligence. FYI, three judges found him guilty,” a fourth person thought†
“There were 37 pages of jury instructions. How did they get through it in 2 days? Jurors slept. They went to the courthouse every day through a sea of Depp fans/signs. The court was full of sniggering fans giggling at his snappy comments. The bias is so obvious,” a fifth user declared†
Heard’s interview will air on “Today” all week and air on a “Dateline” special on Friday at 8 p.m. ET