Amber Heard said she was “terrified” of being sued for defamation again by her ex-husband in a sit-down interview is now underway on NBC’s “Dateline” — three weeks after the “Aquaman” actress lost her bombshell defamation case against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
“I took for granted what I assumed was my right to speak, not just what I lived through but what I knew,” the actress told host Savannah Guthrie in the highly-anticipated primetime interview.
I’m terrified,” Heard added when asked if she was scared she might be sued again.
“I guess that’s what a defamation lawsuit is meant to do, it’s meant to take your voice.”
The full interview with Savannah Guthrie aired after multiple teasers were dropped throughout the week.
Despite the jury ruling earlier this month that Heard, 36, had smeared her “Pirates of the Caribbean” ex with the abuse allegations, she insisted she stands by “every word” of her testimony.
In fact, Heard doubled down on the allegations that Depp abused her during their “ugly” marriage — and bluntly accused him of lying after he repeatedly denied her claims on the stand during the six-week trial.
At one point in the interview, Guthrie noted that Depp testified he’d never struck Heard during their relationship and that “not one woman has come forward and said he physically hit them.”
Heard responded by hinting that Depp’s other exes may have been too afraid to publicly accuse him of alleged abuse.
“Look what happened to me when I came forward. Would you?” she said.
She went on to explain her motivation for speaking out publicly after being probed by Guthrie.
“One thing I can tell you is one thing I’m not is vindictive. There’s no part of me that sees any … This would be a really lousy way to get vengeance,” Heard said.
“You know, Savannah, as silly as it is to say this out loud … my goal, the only thing I could hope for at this point, is I just want people to see me as a human being.”
Asked if there was one thing she wished the jury could have seen during the trial, Heard said there are documents from her doctor that “represented years, years of real-time explanations of what was going on.”
“There’s a binder worth of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to,” Heard said at one point in the interview.