NBC’s TODAY show released a snippet of an interview with actress Amber Heard this week, in which Heard bemoaned her loss in a defamation trial against ex-husband Johnny Depp.
“To my dying day will stand by every word of my testimony,” Heard, 36, sobbed to Savannah Guthrie. “That’s all I spoke. And I spoke it to power and I paid the price. This is the most humiliating and horrible thing I’ve ever been through. I have never felt more removed from my own humanity. I felt less than human.”
“I think vast majority of this trial was played out on social media,” Heard continued. “I think that this trial is an example of that gone haywire, gone amok, and the jury is not immune to that … How could they not? I think even the most well-intentioned juror, it would have been impossible to avoid this.”
Guthrie said, “The Depp lawyer said – called your testimony ‘the performance of a lifetime’ and said you were acting, what do you say to that?”
“Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers?” Heard replied, followed by a long, awkward pause.
Savannah Guthrie: "The Depp lawyer … called your testimony 'the performance of a lifetime' and said you were acting, what do you say to that?"
Amber Heard: "Says the lawyer for the man who convinced the world he had scissors for fingers?" pic.twitter.com/ABapUyvTxu
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 14, 2022
In the film “Edward Scissorhands,” Depp portrayed a character with scissors for hands. Excluding Heard, audience were widely aware that Depp was an actor playing a part and did actually have “scissors for fingers.”
In a statement released on Twitter following the verdict earlier this month that awarded Depp over $10 million in damages, Heard said “the disappointment I feel today is beyond words,” and cried “I’m even more disappointed in what this verdict means for other women.”
Heard invoked other feminist platitudes in the statement, which received an overwhelming ratio of over twice as many quote tweets as likes.