Amber Heard left the jury at her and Johnny Depp’s libel trial feeling “uncomfortable” and thinking she was crying crocodile tears. Earlier this month, a jury in Fairfax, Virginia found that the 36-year-old star had defamed her ex-husband in an article claiming that he had been a victim of domestic abuse and that her ex-husband received $15.
million (S$20 million) in compensatory and punitive damages, and one of the seven-person jury has now ruled on his six weeks on the panel. The man, who remained anonymous, told ABC News: “Most of the jury felt that she was more of the aggressor…A lot of Amber’s story didn’t add up. The crying, the facial expressions he had, the gaze on the jury, all of us were very uncomfortable. She was answering a question and she was crying and two seconds later, she turned ice cold. Some of us use the expression ‘crocodile tears.
As for Johnny’s time on the stand, the jury said he was in a much more stable emotional state. He added A lot of the jury felt that what he was saying at the end of the day was more believable. It seemed a little more real in terms of how he answered questions. But the jury does not feel that Johnny was completely innocent. He said Ultimately what I think is true, is that they both abused each other.
I don’t think that makes them right or wrong. But to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there was not enough or no evidence to really back up what she was saying. As for the couple’s respective legal teams, he thought the actress side of Aquaman had “sharp elbows” because they were “abrupt and frequently interrupted”, but “thought Depp’s team was smart.
After the trial, Amber said that she felt that social media had not provided a “fair” representation of her during the course of the trial, but the jury insisted that it did not influence their decision-making. I and at least two other jurors do not use Twitter or Facebook. Others who had it made sure not to talk about it.