A juror in the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial has spoken out following the trial’s conclusion, explaining that the jury felt the evidence simply did not support Heard’s story.
The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard saw both actors attempting to sue each other over allegedly defamatory comments. All three comments made by Heard, raised by Depp’s lawsuit, were found to be defamatory and Depp was awarded damages in excess of $10 million. Only one of the three comments made by Depp’s former lawyer, raised in Heard’s countersuit, was found to be defamatory. The Aquaman actress was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.
The heavily publicized trial split public opinion, but now one of the jurors has spoken out on how the jury reached their decision.
Amber Heard’s ‘Crocodile Tears’
Speaking to Good Morning America, the male juror, whose identity has been concealed, said that the jury felt that Amber Heard simply was not believable in her testimonies and very little of what she said seemed to be supported by the evidence. In response to claims that the jury may have been influenced by social media, where the discourse ran heavily in Johnny Depp’s favor, the juror said the jury “followed the evidence,” noting that he and at least two other jurors didn’t have Facebook or Twitter accounts.
The juror said “a lot of Amber’s story didn’t add up,” revealing that “the majority of the jury felt she was more the aggressor.” He drew attention to the way in which Amber Heard presented herself and her testimony, pointing out that the actress “would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold… Some of us used the expression ‘crocodile tears.'”
“I don’t think it makes either of them right or wrong,” the juror said of his overall impression of the dispute between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. “But to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there wasn’t enough or any evidence that really supported what she was saying.”
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Source: ABC News