Amber Heard Produces Binder of Therapist Notes Detailing Johnny Depp’s Alleged Abuse for ‘Dateline’ Interview


Amber Heard claims Johnny Depp abused her.

More of his post-libel trial interview with NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie airs Friday night in a UKTN special called Amber Heard: after the verdict – and a 20-minute preview is now streaming on Peacock.

In this part (after parts one and two on Today this week), Heard claims she was abused by her former husband, despite the fact that a jury in Fairfax, Va., did not believe her allegations of physical abuse and sexual assault. She also gave the outlet what she said was key evidence left out of the trial: a binder of therapist notes documenting alleged abuse from 2012 until their split in 2016.

“There’s a binder of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to,” said Heard, who shared the notes publicly for the first time. time.

Heard produced notes from a therapist who said he told the doctor that Depp “threw her against a wall + threatened to kill her.” Depp has denied all allegations of abuse. (Screenshot: Peacock)

The documents from Heard’s therapist were ruled hearsay by the judge and were inadmissible during the six-week trial, which ended on June 1. Guthrie and NBC News analyzed the documents, noting that as early as 2012, Heard was talking about physical abuse.

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In January 2012, the therapist wrote that Heard said Depp “hit her” and “threw her down.” Eight months later, it was noted that he “ripped her nightgown” and “threw her on the bed”. In 2013, the therapist noted that Heard said Depp “threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her.”

“His notes represented years – years – of real-time explanations of what was going on,” Heard said.

Depp has vehemently denied all allegations of abuse against Heard. Her rep responded to Heard publicly surfacing the therapist’s notes, telling NBC News, “It’s unfortunate that as Johnny seeks to move on with his life, the defendant and her team are beginning to rehearse, reimagine and to revive cases that have already been decided by the Court and a verdict that was decided unanimously and unequivocally by the jury in favor of Johnny.”

This combination of two separate photos shows actors Johnny Depp, left, and Amber Heard in the courtroom for closing arguments at the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Friday, May 27, 2022. Heard says that she doesn't blame the jury that awarded Johnny Depp more than $10 million after a contentious six-week libel trial in her first interview after the verdict.  She told Savannah Guthrie to

Amber Heard gave NBC News what she called evidence of abuse by ex-husband Johnny Depp. It was a binder of notes his therapist took to document Heard’s abuse allegations dating back to 2012. (Photo: UKTN Photos/Steve Helber, Pool)

While much of the interview picks up on what was seen earlier this week on Todaynew parts included Heard claiming she was physically assaulted by Depp.

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“Of course and I will until the day I die,” she said. “I know what happened to me. I am here as a survivor. Until the day I die, I will stand by every word of my testimony.”

Guthrie pointed out that Depp’s attorneys have argued that no other women in the Pirates of the Caribbean the star’s past relationships have come forward to say he physically abused them.

“Look what happened to me when I showed up,” Heard replied. “Would you like to?”

Guthrie also questioned Heard about Depp’s claims that she was the attacker.

“I testified on the stand – I was beaten up for a very long time before I knew how to try to defend myself,” Heard said. “When you live with violence and it becomes normal, as I testified, you have to adapt. You adopt strategies to deal with it. If that meant… the difference between a broken nose or a broken cheek sore, I would do this.”

As to why she was speaking out – asking if it was because she was brave, reckless or vindictive – Heard replied: “One thing I’m not vindictive. That would be a really bad way to get revenge.”

She continued, “My goal…is that I just want people to see me as a human being.”

Heard plans to appeal the verdict, beyond that she also hopes to move on with her life.

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“I’m looking forward to living my life and I have a hopefully long one ahead of me,” said Heard, who welcomed a daughter last year. “I will continue to walk through this with my head held high.”

As previously reported, Guthrie’s husband, Michael Feldman, served as a consultant to Depp’s legal team. The Today The presenter revealed it on air last week, but she was criticized for interviewing Heard.

Heard and Depp met to make The Rum Diary. They married in 2015 and separated a year later, with Heard filing a domestic violence restraining order. Their divorce was settled in 2016, but in 2018 Heard wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post stating, “I became a public figure representing domestic violence, and felt the full force of our culture’s anger for women speaking out.” Although she did not name Depp in the article, he sued her for defamation because of the article.

On June 1, a jury found Heard liable on all three counts of defamation and awarded Depp $10.35 million. The jury separately found that Depp, through his attorney Adam Waldman, defamed Heard in one of three counts in his countersuit. She received $2 million.

A juror spoke out this week to hello america why the panel made the verdict it did.

Ahead of the US trial, which captivated the country, the High Court in London ruled against Depp in a separate defamation case arising from Depp suing The sun for reporting the allegations of abuse. It was ruled in 2020 that it was not defamatory to call Depp a “wife-beater” in an article because “the vast majority of alleged assaults of Ms. Heard by Mr. Depp”, 12 of 14 incidents, “have been proven to be the civil standard.”


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