Amber Heard didn’t simply assault ex-husband Johnny Depp in her first interview about her humiliating courtroom loss — she additionally took direct goal at his now-celebrity legal professional Camille Vasquez.
Talking to NBC Information for a one-hour “Dateline” particular, Heard, 36, confirmed clear disdain when Savannah Guthrie requested about Vasquez’s repeated argument that the actress gave “the efficiency of her life” and was merely appearing in her explosive courtroom testimony.
“Says the lawyer for the person who satisfied the world he had scissors for fingers,” Heard shot again, her voice dripping with sarcasm whereas referring to Depp’s performances within the 1990 fantasy “Edward Scissorhands.”
“I’m the performer? I had listened to weeks of testimony insinuating that — or saying fairly instantly — that I’m a horrible actress.
“So I’m a bit confused how I could possibly be each,” she mentioned snapped in a teaser of the interview launched Tuesday.
Heard solely mustered backhanded reward when Guthrie bluntly requested her if she thought she misplaced as a result of her ex-husband “simply had higher legal professionals” than her.
Amber Heard fired again on legal professional Camille Vasquez’s declare that she was appearing within the courtroom.REUTERS
Amber Heard spoke to NBC Information in her first interview because the dramatic defamation trial.NBC
“I’ll say his legal professionals did definitely a greater job of distracting the jury from the actual points,” the actress replied, with out ever instantly naming Vasquez or her colleague, Benjamin Chew.
Vasquez’s profitable efficiency throughout the explosive six-week trial made her an sudden star in addition to a newly promoted accomplice in her agency.
She had each opened and closed her case by suggesting that the actress would merely be acting on the stand.
Amber Heard criticized legal professional Camille Vasquez for defending her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.Shawn Thew/Pool by way of REUTERS
Legal professional Camille Vasquez has garnered large consideration from Hollywood regulation corporations following the defamation trial.AP Picture/Steve Helber, Pool
“She has been residing and respiration this lie for years now, and she or he has been getting ready to provide the efficiency of her life on this trial,” Vasquez mentioned throughout opening statements in April.
Then in closing arguments late final month, she informed the courtroom, “She got here into this courtroom ready to provide the efficiency of her life, and she or he gave it.”
Heard as an alternative blamed her loss on social-media protection in addition to “actually necessary items of proof” being blocked from the trial.
Amber Heard speaks to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie (proper) in an unique “Dateline” interview.NBC Information by way of AP
Her feedback got here on the second day of footage from her “wide-ranging sitdown” with NBC being launched forward of the particular airing Friday evening at 8 p.m. ET.
In her personal interviews final week, Vasquez derided such excuses, insisting that Heard misplaced just by legal professionals “utilizing her phrases in opposition to her.”
“The important thing to victory was specializing in the details and the proof, and Johnny’s alternative to talk the reality for the primary time,” she informed “Good Morning America.”
Amber Heard claimed Johnny Depp’s authorized group distracted “the jury from the actual points.”AP Picture/Steve Helber, Pool
“Each query that was requested was tied to one thing she had mentioned beforehand.
“And I feel the jury received to see, the world received to see and listen to from Miss Heard” in regards to the fact within the couple’s poisonous relationship.
“We consider that proof speaks for itself. … The jury made a unanimous determination primarily based on these details,” she mentioned.