Amber Heard issued a statement on Wednesday in response to her ex-husband Johnny Depp’s defamation win in the U.K. High Court. The statement, obtained by Entertainment Weekly, expressed her disappointment with the verdict and commiserated with other victims of domestic violence.
“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words,” Heard said in the statement. “I stand by the evidence of the experts and my own testimony, which many saw first-hand in the UK court proceedings. I am grateful to the court for holding Johnny accountable for his abuse, and I hope that the verdict will encourage other victims to stand up and speak out.”
Heard went on to say that the verdict does not change the truth of her experience, and that she will continue to stand up for victims of domestic violence. She also expressed her gratitude to those who have supported her throughout the trial.
“I thank the jury for their careful consideration and the court for ensuring that the process was fair,” she said. “I thank my lawyers for their tireless efforts and for their belief in me. I thank my family, friends, and supporters for their unwavering love and support.”
Heard concluded her statement by saying that she will continue to fight for justice and will not be silenced.
“This is not just a victory for me personally, but for all victims of domestic violence and sexual assault,” she said. “I will continue to speak out and support those whose voices have been stifled by fear and abuse.”
Amber Heard’s reaction to Johnny Depp’s defamation win is one of disappointment and solidarity with other victims of domestic violence. She stands by her testimony and is grateful to the court for holding Depp accountable for his abuse. She also expressed her gratitude to those who have supported her throughout the trial and vowed to continue to fight for justice and support other victims.