A member of the jury for the epic trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard is spilling the tea about the verdict, claiming in an interview that the jurors did not analyze the actress’ testimony as being serious. According to the unnamed juror, jury members felt much of Amber Heard’s story didn’t make sense, the majority of the members felt she was the attacker.
The juror further added that he and his fellow jurors “followed the evidence” about deciding their final verdict, rejecting statements made by the actress and her attorney that the group was affected by social media.
Juror in Johnny Depp-Amber Heard Defamation Trial Speaks Out
The unnamed juror reported to ABC News, in a piece that aired on Good Morning America on Thursday.
“The crying, the facial expressions that she had, the staring at the jury — all of us were very uncomfortable… She would answer one question and she would be crying and then two seconds later she would turn ice cold… Some of us used the expression ‘crocodile tears.”
“A lot of the jury felt what he was saying, at the end of the day, was more believable…,” said the juror. “He just seemed a little more real in terms of how he was responding to questions. His emotional state was very stable throughout…”
The unnamed man also said, there was another suspicious thing, the revelation that the actress had not donated her $7 million divorce settlement to charity as she had previously pledged as per the actress.
“She goes on a talk show in the U.K. The video shows her sitting there telling the host that she gave all that money away, and the terms she used in that video clip were, ‘I gave it away,’ ‘I donated it,’ ‘It’s gone,’ but the fact is she didn’t give much of it away at all.”
“Ultimately what I think is truthful was that they were both abusive to each other, 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.”
The verdict in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case was announced on June 1. Johnny Depp was awarded $15 million in damages from the jury, and the actress only have to pay $10.35 million due to a Virginia law restricting punitive damages. She won one of the three defamation tallies and was awarded $2 million in damages.