Amber Heard Doesn't Hold Back How She Feels About Johnny Depp Today

The most closely watched trial in recent memory came to an end a few weeks ago. Of course, we're talking about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's defamation lawsuit. The scandalized actors were countersuing each other for millions of dollars (Depp wanted $50 million, and Heard wanted $100 million). The trouble began back in 2018 when Heard penned an op-ed for The Washington Post. In the piece, Heard claimed to be a survivor of abuse but never explicitly named Depp.

Nevertheless, Depp claimed that she made it clear she was talking about their relationship, and that the fallout from the op-ed cost him millions of dollars worth of career opportunities. Heard countersued, claiming that Depp refuting her story had cost her millions of dollars of career opportunities, as well. After six weeks, the jury ruled in Depp's favor. He was awarded $15 million and ordered to pay Heard just $2 million in damages, per CNN.

After the ruling, both Depp and Heard posted statements on their Instagram feeds, and the lists of celebs that liked the respective posts were illuminating. It has seemed since the very beginning that Depp's supporters, both in Hollywood and online, far outnumbered Heard's. Weeks after the trial, Heard is finally speaking publicly about the outcome, and why she has no "ill will" toward the ex she took to court.

Amber Heard is ready to move on

Despite their tumultuous relationship, and more recent character-damaging trial, Amber Heard claims she has no hard feelings towards Johnny Depp. "I loved him with all my heart," Heard said during a "Today" appearance in June, her first interview since the trial ended. "I have no bad feelings or ill will toward him at all."

During the interview, Heard maintained that the now-infamous op-ed was never intended to be about her relationship with Depp, and claimed that she even had it vetted by a team of attorneys before giving the publisher her okay. Additionally, Heard also touched on her role in the problematic relationship. "It was ugly, and could be very beautiful. It was very, very toxic. We were awful to each other," she admitted, though she did add that just because she could admit she was not the perfect partner to Depp, she was not prepared to retract any of her story. She said she would "stand by [my testimony] till my dying day."

As for her ex, though he's been seen celebrating the verdict, he's not out of the woods just yet. In July, Depp is set to stand trial regarding assault charges from his time on the set of "City of Lies," per Entertainment Tonight. The outlet reports he will be represented by his celebrated attorney from the Heard case, Camille Vasquez.

Fans defend Amber Heard on social media

Since Amber Heard's recent eye-opening interview on "Today," fans of the "Aquaman" actor have showcased their support via social media. In regard to Heard's comments on the juror's potentially being influenced by social media, one Twitter user wrote, "Her words are true, and whoever denies this admits that he is biased there is no one left in the world who has not insulted her on social media before she even testified."

Another social media user commented on "The Stand" actor not blaming the jurors for possibly being influenced. "She's better than me cause I would NOT be extending ANY empathy or understanding to anyone who could hear me rip myself apart to tell my story of abuse and then tell me to go pay my abuser 10 mil," they wrote.

Fans also called out journalist Savannah Guthrie for being biased and condescending throughout the aforementioned interview. "The Amber Heard interview with Savannah is just so condescending. Almost as if her husband had consulting work with Depp's team," another person tweeted. Another fan added, "Savannah clearly couldn't rattle her and was hoping too. I believe #amberheard will get even more support after this interview because people will see they have only seen part of the story." With Heard's full interview set to be released on June 17, followers of the trial have now looked to Depp's side of the camp for his own statement.

Here's how Johnny Depp reacted to Amber Heard's interview

Even though social media users have shared their opinions regarding Amber Heard's "Today" interview, Johnny Depp has remained silent on all things involving the recent case. However, on June 7, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor thanked his fans for their support in his first TikTok video. "To all my most treasured, loyal and unwavering supporters. We've been everywhere together," he wrote. "We have walked the same road together. We did the right thing together, all because you cared. And now, we will all move forward together." The video has since received more than 40 million views and 11.7 million likes as of this writing.

While Depp has remained mum on the topic, his legal team opened up about his reaction to the polarizing verdict in a June 8 interview with "Today" and "Good Morning America." "He was over the moon," Benjamin Chew told the news outlets. Camille Vasquez added that a mutual friend said they "haven't seen Johnny smile like that in six years."

Alongside Chew and Vasquez's recent comments, The Washington Post also reported that Depp is gearing up to release new music with UK-based artist Jeff Beck.