Johnny Depp’s juror against Amber Heard speaks out for the first time

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A male juror has spoken for the first time, offering insight into the panel’s decision to award actor Johnny Depp $10.35 million in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, the calling her sobbing on the stand “crocodile tears”, according to a new report.

The juror, one of seven who took part in the civil trial in Fairfax, Va., gave an exclusive interview to Good Morning America – but did not reveal his identity.

He described Heard’s highly emotional testimony on the stand as unrealistic.

During four days on the witness stand, the ‘Aquaman’ actress says Depp beat her badly, breaking her nose more than twice, and once penetrated her with a bottle of booze – but the panel did not buy his story.

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“The crying, the facial expressions she had, the staring at the jury. We were all very uncomfortable,” he told Good Morning America. “She was answering a question and she was crying, and two seconds later she was going freezing…Some of us used the phrase ‘crocodile tears’.”

A combination of photos of Amber Heard testifying on May 4, 2022 in Johnny Depp's libel trial against her.
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A combination of photos of Amber Heard testifying on May 4, 2022 in Johnny Depp’s libel trial against her.
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The juror did not shed light on why the panel awarded Heard $2 million in its countersuit against Depp, finding that he had, through his lawyer, defamed her by calling his allegations of abuse a hoax.

The bombshell court battle began after Depp sued Heard over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed written by the American Civil Liberties Union, in which she claimed she was the victim of domestic violence.

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The anonymous juror added that much of Heard’s testimony “just didn’t add up” and that the majority of the panel felt “that she was more of the abuser” in the relationship.

That didn’t mean Depp wasn’t also at fault. “They were both violent towards each other,” he said. “But to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there was not enough or any evidence that really supported what she was saying.”

A photo combination of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.

A photo combination of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
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Ultimately, the panel found Depp more believable, sincere and emotionally stable, the juror explained.

He called the revelation that Heard had not donated $7 million to charity a “fiasco for her”.

The panel viewed a video clip of Heard telling a Dutch talk show host that she had ceded her entire divorce settlement to two favorite charities.

It turned out that she donated just over $1 million of the promised sum – most of which came from her ex-boyfriend, tech billionaire Elon Musk, according to court testimony .

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Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez pressed her over the inconsistency on the cross but Heard dug her heels in, refusing to admit she had lied and insisting the terms ‘pledge’ and ‘donation’ ” are synonyms.

After the devastating June 1 verdict, Heard told Savannah Guthrie on the “Today” show that she stood by every word of her testimony until the day she died.

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