The Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard trial dominated the news cycle in the past several weeks with Depp ending up prevailing as the jury found Heard liable for all three counts of defamation raised against her. Now, two weeks after the verdict, Heard is going to speak out publicly about the trial for the very first time.
According to Deadline, the Aquaman star will appear in a one-hour primetime special on NBC this Friday, June 17 at 8 pm ET for a sit-down interview with Savannah Guthrie. The special was filmed last June 9 in a secret location in New York City under tight security and secrecy.
During the taping of the interview, Heard discussed how she believes the verdict could affect free speech in America and the other women coming out to talk about domestic abuse, her POV on the spectacle of the trial, and the differences between the libel case that Depp lost in the UK and the recent legal between them in the US.
This will be the very first time that Heard is speaking out publicly in front of the camera about the trial all by herself since she has only released statements through her spokesperson after the verdict. Her legal team also plans to file an appeal against the ruling.
"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," Heard's spokesperson told Deadline regarding the actress' motivation for doing the sit-down interview.
They added, "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."
There is no doubt that a lot of people will tune in to see Heard's sit-down interview and find out her point-of-view after the huge spectacle surrounding the trial in the past several weeks. It would be curious to see if Depp will also do an interview soon since he hasn't publicly spoken out about it yet asides from the official statements that his team released.