Amber Heard’s Lawyer Says Actress Was ‘Demonized’ And ‘Absolutely’ Can’t Pay Her $10.4 Million In Damages


Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Amber Heard’s lawyer claimed Thursday that Heard cannot pay the $10.4 million judgment, and firmly asserted that her client was “demonized” throughout the entire trial.

During an interview with “Today’s” Savannah Guthrie, Elaine Charlson Bredehoft repeatedly declared that Heard was “demonized” and not given a chance for a fair trial in the $50 million defamation suit filed against her by Johnny Depp in Fairfax, Virginia. Bredehoft said Depp’s legal team worked to “demonize Amber and suppress the evidence.” When she was asked if Heard could afford the $10.4 million in damages that Heard was ordered to pay, Bredehoft replied, “Oh no, absolutely not.”

Guthrie asked a number of questions directly related to the case and to the jury’s perception of Heard throughout the trial. Each time she was asked a question, Bredehoft responded with the same message, repeating that Heard was “demonized.”

Bredehoft made reference to the case Depp filed against Heard in the UK. “We had an enormous amt of evidence that was suppressed in this case that was in the UK case,” she said. “What basically they did here is demonize her. They were able to suppress the medical records because they were very, very significant because they showed a pattern back going all the way back to 2012 of Amber reporting this to her therapist, for example,” Bredehoft said. (RELATED: Porn Star Offers Amber Heard Some Career Advice After Losing Lawsuit)

Guthrie questioned Bredehoft, stating that many facts were presented, but that when Heard spoke on the stand, the jury “did not believe a single word.”

“That’s because she was demonized here,” Bredehoft said. “A number of things were allowed in this court that should not have been allowed, and it caused the jury to be confused.”

The impact of social media was also discussed, and in spite of the fact that jurors were implicitly told to stay away from social media, Bredehoft says, “There’s no way they couldn’t have been influenced by it, and it was horrible.”