Johnny vs Amber juror speaks out: "They were both abusive to each other" 5 months ago

Johnny vs Amber juror speaks out: "They were both abusive to each other"

In the end, he said, the jury simply "followed the evidence".

One of the male jurors in the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation trial has spoken out about their experience for the first time.

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The juror appeared on Good Morning America, opting to remain anonymous, and shared what influenced the verdict in Depp's favour.

He explained that even though the jury felt both Heard and Depp were mutually abusive, Heard's team failed to prove Depp was physically abusive and they ultimately found the latter to be more "believable".

"What I think is truthful is that they were both abusive to each other," he said. "I don't think that makes either of them right or wrong.

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"But to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there wasn't enough or any evidence that really supported what she was saying."

He criticised Heard's testimony and her constant eye contact with the jury, saying: "The crying, the facial expressions that she had, the staring at the jury. All of us were very uncomfortable.

"She would answer one question and she would be crying, and two seconds later she would turn ice cold. Some of us used the expression 'crocodile tears'."

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Regarding Depp's testimony, he said: "He just seemed a little more real in terms of how he was responding to questions. His emotional state was very stable throughout."

In the end, he said, the jury simply "followed the evidence".

It comes as Heard's first sit down interview since losing the defamation suit is set to air on Friday with NBC.

In one pre-released clip, the actress talks about the 'unfair' online hate she has been subjected to.

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"I don’t care what one thinks about me or what judgments you want to make about what happened in the privacy of my own home, in my marriage, behind closed doors," she says.

"I don’t presume the average person should know those things. And so I don’t take it personally.

“But even somebody who is sure I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I’m lying, you still couldn’t look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation. You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair.”

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She is also set to open up about the love she still has for her ex-husband despite everything, and her plans for her and her daughter's future.