A juror on the defamation trial between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard spoke out about how other jurors reacted to her actions on the stand.
The juror told ABC News, “The crying, the facial expressions that she had, the staring at the jury. All of us were very uncomfortable.”
They continued, “She 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.’”
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According to the juror, “A lot of Amber’s story didn’t add up.”
They continued, “The majority of the jury felt she was more the aggressor.”
Commenting on Depp, the juror explained, “A lot of the jury felt what he was saying, at the end of the day, was more believable … he just seemed a little more real in terms of how he was responding to questions. His emotional state was very stable throughout.”
Additionally, the juror commented on the revelation that Heard had not donated her $7 million divorce settlement to charity, saying it was a “fiasco for her.”
Reacting to Heard’s attorney’s claim the jurors were influenced by social media, the juror said, “We followed the evidence… Myself and at least two other jurors don’t use Twitter or Facebook. Others who had it made a point not to talk about.”
Check out more of the juror’s comments below:
EXCLUSIVE: A juror in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial said what the jury concluded was "they were both abusive to each other" but Heard’s team failed to prove Depp’s abuse was physical. https://t.co/Ax4SMZUq2J pic.twitter.com/EMiMeqh5pn
— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 16, 2022
The juror suggested the actors were “both abusive to each other.”
They added, “I don’t think that makes either of them right or wrong… 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.”
During an interview with NBC News this week, Heard shared her thoughts on the verdict, as IJR reported.
When asked if she blamed the jury, Heard replied, “I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.”
Guthrie told Heard their job is to “look at the facts and the evidence and they did not believe your testimony or your evidence.”
She responded, “Again, how could they after listening to three and a half weeks of testimony about how I was a noncredible person not to believe a word that came out of my mouth.”
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