One of the jurors in Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s defamation trial broke his silence about the verdict pointing out several reasons that influenced the verdict of the trial.
In an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America,” on Thursday, a male juror (whose identity was kept anonymous) revealed that Heard’s testimony didn’t come across as ”believable.”
“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. It didn’t seem natural.” The juror added.
He also revealed that “Some of us used the expression ‘crocodile tears.”
The jury considered Depp’s testimony to be more believable. ”He just seemed a little more real in terms of how he was responding to questions. His emotional state was very stable throughout.”
The juror denied Head’s accusations about social media saying: “We followed the evidence … myself and other jurors don’t use Twitter or Facebook. Others who had it, made a point not to talk about it.”
Johnny Depp won the well-publicized Hollywood defamation case against his ex-wife Amber Heard at the Circuit Court in Fairfax Country, Virginia.
The jury awarded him $15 million in damages, $10 million in compensatory damages, and $5 million in punitive damages in his defamation suit. The jury also awarded Amber Heard, $2 million in compensatory damages on one of her legal team’s claims. Heard said she will appeal.