Amber Heard lawyer reveals actor’s first words after Johnny Depp verdict: ‘I’m so sorry’

Attorney Elaine Bredehoft says verdict sends a ‘horrible message’ to survivors of domestic abuse

A lawyer representing Amber Heard in her defamation trial against Johnny Depp

has revealed the Aquaman actor’s first words after the verdict came down.

One of the first things she said is, ‘I am so sorry to all those women out there.

This is a setback for all women in and outside the courtroom,’” attorney Elaine Bredehoft

told The Today Show on Thursday morning. “She feels the burden of that.”

A jury on Wednesday determined Ms Heard defamed Mr Depp on all three counts in his lawsuit

against her regarding a 2018 op-ed she wrote in the Washington Post about being a victim of domestic abuse.

The jury also found in favour of one of three claims in Ms Heard’s countersuit, determining that Mr Depp’s lawyer had called her abuse allegations against her ex-husband a hoax.