The sister of Amber Heard posted an emotional message of support after the “Aquaman” actress lost her judgment for defamation against Johnny Depp.
Whitney Heard said in her statement Sunday that she “will always be proud” of the fact that Amber, 36, testified against Depp, 58, despite the jury ruling in favor of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star on Wednesday. past.
“I’m still with you, ladybug. Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, for testifying both here in Virginia and in the UK, and for being the voice for so many who cannot speak about the things that happen behind closed doors,” Whitney Heard wrote in your Instagram account.
Amber Heard’s sister shows her support after the trial
Amber Heard’s sister acknowledged that both she and the Aquaman actress knew the lawsuits would be “an uphill battle” and that “the cards were stacked” against them, but credited her for speaking out “regardless.”
“I am so honored to testify for you, and I would do it a million times over because I know what I saw and because the truth will always be on your side,” she continued. “I am very sorry that it was not reflected in the decision made by this jury, but I will never give up on you, and neither will anyone who is with you. Always by your side… #istandwithamberheard.”
A jury awarded Depp $15 million after deciding Heard defamed her ex-husband in her 2018 Washington Post op-ed, in which she referred to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. Depp was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.
Johnny Depp also defamed Amber and must pay her
AmericanPost.News reports that actress Amber Heard won a minor victory in her countersuit against Depp, with the jury awarding her $2 million in compensatory damages but $0 in punitive damages.
After the judge announced the jury’s verdict, Heard said she was “heartbroken” and called it a “setback for women.” Meanwhile, Depp praised the result, saying that she finally “gave the life back to her.”
The “Edward Scissorhands” star said his “goal” all along “was to reveal the truth, regardless of the outcome,” adding that “telling the truth” was something he owed to his children and supporters. “I feel at peace knowing that I have finally made it,” she said. The exes were married from 2015 to 2017.
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