Amber Heard’s sister speaks out after the verdict in Johnny Depp’s trial

Amber Heard’s sister, Whitney Heard Henriquez, champions her allegiance the outcome of the Johnny Depp defamation trial. Though it was mixed judgment, Depp was awarded more money, and Heard said she was “disappointed” with the result.

“I still stand by you sissy,” Henriquez wrote on Instagram on Sunday. “Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, testifying both here in Virginia and in the UK and being the voice of so many who cannot speak out on the things that are behind closed doors pass doors.”

Depp sued Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia for $50 million over a December 2018 comment she wrote in the Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure who depicts domestic violence.” His lawyers say he was defamed by the article, although he never mentioned his name.

Heard sued her for $100 million, alleging that Depp’s attorney defamed her by calling her abuse allegations fraudulent.

After the protracted court battle, the jury awarded Depp damages totaling $15 million and Heard $2 million. Both Depp and Heard claimed in their statement that the other abused them.

Henriquez, who testified during the trial said she’s found herself in the midst of battles — literally and figuratively — between her sister and Depp during their troubled relationship. dope has testifies he never hit Heard. Henriquez claimed she personally saw him punch Heard.

“We knew this was going to be a tough fight and the cards were stacked against us,” said Henriquez. “But you stood up anyway and spoke out. I’m so honored to testify for you and I would do it a million times over because I know what I saw and because the truth is on your side forever.”

“I’m so sorry that wasn’t reflected in this jury’s decision, but I will never give up on you, and no one standing by your side will. Always by your side,” she wrote.

Henriquez also shared a graphic on Instagram that read #istandwithamberheard. Several other supporters posted #istandwithamberheard on Instagram, including music journalist Eve Barlow.

In her statement, Heard said the ruling “returns the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke up could be publicly shamed and humiliated.” It defers the idea that violence against women should be taken seriously.”

Heard said she was sad that she lost. “But I’m even sadder that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American — to speak freely and openly.”

Depp also released a statement on Instagram, writing, “The jury gave me my life back.”

On “CBS Mornings” Heard’s attorney Elaine Charlson Bredehoft revealed what the actress said after the verdict.

“One of the first things she said when she came back from the sentencing hearing as we walked into the conference room was, ‘I’m so sorry for all these women,'” Bredehoft recalled. “She felt like she let all these women down because she had more evidence than most people. And yet they still didn’t believe her.”

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