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‘Everything she was saying came off like bulls***’: man claiming to be juror lifts lid on Heard-Depp

A man claiming to be one of many seven jurors in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial has lifted the lid on their deliberations – saying they felt Heard was unreliable and a gaslighter and describing her because the ‘instigator’ of the marital violence.

The alleged juror started his TikTok video by saying he needed to stay nameless. The names of jurors have been sealed for a year following the trial however jury members are allowed to come ahead voluntarily and share their very own experiences.

He then proceeded to clarify the jury deliberations, describing Heard as a poor witness and saying they discovered Depp way more credible.

‘What would you say was the second that you simply had been like NOPE.. if she’s mendacity about this she’s mendacity about all the pieces?’ requested one TikTok consumer.

He replied: ‘I might say the donation/ pledge to charity.’

Heard had promised to donate half of her $7 million divorce settlement from Depp to the ACLU, however Terence Dougherty, ACLU chief working officer and basic counsel, testified that she had failed to accomplish that.

When pressed in regards to the lie, Heard claimed that she used the phrase ‘donated’ and ‘pledged’ synonymously – a remark that was met with incredulity from Depp’s attorneys and, in accordance to the juror, the jury. 

The nameless TikTok consumer posted clips to social media claiming to be a member of the jury, the day after the decision was reached

Amber Heard is seen on the witness stand on May 4, breaking down in tears as she testified in regards to the first time Johnny Depp hit her. The juror stated he didn’t discover her credible

Depp is pictured on April 25, giving his aspect of the story. The jurors discovered his account extra genuine

The blockbuster defamation trial between feuding exes Johnny Depp and Amber Heard captivated the nation after it kicked off in April 

The TikTok consumer heaped reward on Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez – saying she ‘did an excellent job’ – and was important of Heard’s sister Whitney, who testified for Amber.

‘She appeared to be supporting her sister out of obligation and manipulation to me,’ the supposed juror stated.

‘Didn’t appear like she needed to be there.’

Asked if the jury ‘hated’ Heard, the juror replied: ‘Not hate, however most did not empathize.’

The jurors, in Fairfax, Virginia, spent six weeks listening to the proof after which 12 hours weighing it up earlier than reaching their verdict on Wednesday afternoon.

‘So as we speak was my final day of being a juror on the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp trial,’ the juror begun, in his first TikTok clip.

‘And I want to stay nameless, however I believed I might give some perception about my ideas in regards to the trial.’

He stated he was not particularly knowledgeable about both the Texan actress, 36, or Depp, 58 earlier than the trial started.

‘So Amber Heard was awarded two million {dollars} on this case for a few totally different causes,’ the juror defined

‘I do not observe popular culture an excessive amount of so I have never actually been a fan of Johnny Depp or Amber Heard, so I really feel like I can be fairly unbiased about the entire thing,’ he stated.

‘But from the very starting, when Amber Heard was testifying, all the pieces simply appeared so off with how she stored making eye contact with me, and it made me extraordinarily uncomfortable – to the extent the place I might not look over at her, when she was giving her solutions.

‘I might simply pay attention intently, and all the pieces she was saying came off like bulls***.’

He stated that, after the trial ended, he scrolled by TikTok and ‘it blows my thoughts how each single particular person appeared to be commenting on how bizarre’ her eye contact was.

‘That was my intestine feeling, in spite of everything the knowledge within the trial,’ he stated.

‘But, Amber Heard. What a loopy lady.’

One TikTok consumer commented: ‘It was killing me to know if the jury was uncomfortable with Ambers stare down.

‘I was uncomfortable simply watching it on television. I felt dangerous for you guys.’

He replied: ‘Couldn’t even have a look at her anymore.’

In a second video, he was requested how he felt about Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, ‘principally accusing all you jurors of not following the foundations?’

The juror replied: ‘I’m making an attempt to view this from a spot of empathy and understanding.

‘I’m undecided should you guys seen how a lot Amber Heard was gaslighting Johnny Depp.

‘She might by no means admit she was flawed.

The TikTok consumer answered questions posed by curious social media customers on his web page

The juror stated they felt that Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez (pictured) did a ‘good job’ 

Depp’s lead attorneys Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew are seen exterior of the courtroom after Depp’s victory 

‘You may even inform with how she spoke to him within the recordings – she by no means admitted to him she did something.

‘And she carried that on to the trial.

‘And I really feel like we as people naturally take our personal personal truths to the grave once we cannot admit that we’re flawed.

‘So I really feel that that’s what her crew is doing now. Doing a smear marketing campaign, to not admit that they had been responsible. Because in the event that they had been simply to cower down, and settle for the decision, in a manner to the general public eye it may possibly be seen as an act of contrition.

‘So I believe that is simply their manner of making an attempt to claw and tooth their manner into making an attempt to save dignity, in some kind, for Amber Heard.’

One TikTok consumer requested if he was knowledgeable by personal expertise.

‘Yes, she jogged my memory of my ex how she used to gaslight,’ he stated.

‘I trusted my intestine.’

He was then requested intimately how the opposite 4 males and two girls came up with the compensation quantity.

Depp was suing for $50 million in lost earnings following the publication of a 2018 Washington Post op-ed which he stated broken his career; Heard counter-sued for $100 million.

The jury awarded him $15 million – $10 million in compensatory damages, which is compensation for libel, and $5 million in punitive damages, which is the penalty for libel. Under Virginia’s statute, Depp’s punitive damages are restricted to $350,000 — making the full he’ll be awarded simply over $10 million.

Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.

‘So Amber Heard was awarded two million {dollars} on this case for a few totally different causes,’ the juror defined.

‘If you keep in mind, she was additionally suing Johnny Depp on this trial for defamation, due to the statements made by Johnny’s attorneys. Who had been stating that Amber roughed up the condo to make it look manner worse for police.

‘Unfortunately the very fact of her doing that, or not doing that, couldn’t be confirmed.

‘But it might show that it did defame her, in methods, due to these statements made by Johnny’s attorneys.’

Over six weeks on the court docket in Fairfax, Virginia, Depp known as 38 witnesses whereas Heard known as 24. Depp and Heard met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary, turning up on the purple carpet collectively for its London premiere in 2011

He additional defined why they needed to difficulty awards to each, slightly than simply doing the calculations and making one award.

‘So you would possibly be questioning, why not simply award Johnny $13 million as a substitute of $15 million, and giving Amber $2 million?’ he stated.

‘Well, it simply comes down to accountability, and holding each events accountable for what was achieved flawed.’

Asked why they didn’t award Depp the total $50 million, he replied: ‘Unrealistic quantity and never all of the jurors agreed on quantities. Found a cheerful medium.’

He added: ‘Many jurors needed to award the 50 million, generally in life we’ve got to compromise.’

Another TikTok consumer requested: ‘Where the jurors all on Johnnys aspect or did you guys have to discover a compromise?’

‘Found a compromise,’ he replied.

Asked whether or not anybody believed Heard, he replied: ‘Wouldn’t say believed her. But noticed it as they thought each had been responsible of defaming one another.’

He stated that nearly everybody felt Depp was extra credible.

Asked if all of them felt the identical manner, he replied: ‘Most everybody sure. It wasn’t utterly unanimous originally of deliberation. But all did agree she was extra responsible than Johnny.’

‘The jury gave me my life again’ Johnny Depp’s full assertion after defamation win 

Six years in the past, my life, the lifetime of my kids, the lives of these closest to me, and likewise, the lives of the individuals who for a lot of, a few years have supported and believed in me had been endlessly modified.

All within the blink of a watch.

False, very critical and legal allegations had been levied at me through the media, which triggered an limitless barrage of hateful content material, though no costs had been ever introduced towards me. It had already traveled all over the world twice inside a nanosecond and it had a seismic affect on my life and my career.

And six years later, the jury gave me my life again. I’m really humbled.

My choice to pursue this case, figuring out very effectively the peak of the authorized hurdles that I might be dealing with and the inevitable, worldwide spectacle into my life, was solely made after appreciable thought.

From the very starting, the aim of bringing this case was to reveal the reality, whatever the final result. Speaking the reality was one thing that I owed to my kids and to all those that have remained steadfast of their help of me. I really feel at peace figuring out I’ve lastly completed that.

I’m, and have been, overwhelmed by the outpouring of affection and the colossal help and kindness from all over the world. I hope that my quest to have the reality be advised can have helped others, males or girls, who’ve discovered themselves in my scenario, and that these supporting them by no means hand over. I additionally hope that the position will now return to harmless till confirmed responsible, each throughout the courts and within the media.

I want to acknowledge the noble work of the Judge, the jurors, the court docket workers and the Sheriffs who’ve sacrificed their very own time to get to this level, and to my diligent and unwavering authorized crew who did a rare job in serving to me to share the reality.

The finest is but to come and a brand new chapter has lastly begun.

Veritas numquam perit.

Truth by no means perishes.