‘Heartbroken’ Amber Heard says court loss will ‘set back the clock’ for women’s rights

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Amber Heard has broken her silence after Johnny Depp has won his defamation lawsuit against her. The Aquaman actress expressed her “disappointment” as she slammed the unanimous verdict from the jury.

Amber said she was “heartbroken” and claimed the jury’s decision “sets back the clock” for women’s rights.

“The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband,” she said in a statement. 

“I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback.

“It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated.

“It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.”

Amber continued: “I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.

“I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.”

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