One of the jurors who served during the now infamous Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial has spoken out now that it’s all over, revealing what the jury talked about behind the scenes of the case.
The juror, who remained unidentified, whose statement was released as part of a report that aired on Thursday during ABC’s “Good Morning America” program, was one of five men who sat on the seven-member jury. He stated that while he felt it was likely true that both actors had been “abusive to each other,” the jury found Depp’s testimony to be far more authentic and real.
Johnny Depp/Amber Heard juror: "It seemed like she was able to flip the switch on her emotions. She would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold. It didn’t seem natural." pic.twitter.com/rsvKjUt6jO
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“The juror, one of five men on the seven-person jury, said Heard’s emotional testimony was not realistic,” ABC’s Trevor Ault stated during the report— and he went on to provide some of the juror’s comments.
“The crying, the facial expressions she had, the staring at the jury, all of us were very uncomfortable.” the juror revealed. “It didn’t come across as believable. It seemed like she was able to flip the switch on her emotions … She would answer one question and she would be crying and two seconds later she would turn ice cold. Some of us used the expression ‘crocodile tears.’”
According to The Daily Wire, “The juror went on to say that the perception of Depp had been very different — that he had appeared to be more stable and his testimony had been more consistent and believable.”
“On Depp’s side, a lot of the jury felt what he was saying at the end of the day was more believable,” he went on to explain. “He just seemed a little more real in terms of how he was responding to questions. His emotional state was very stable throughout.”
Something else that did a whole lot of damage to Heard’s credibility came about when she was asked about the promise she made to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity, which she had not yet done.
“She goes on a talk show in the U.K. The video shows her sitting there telling the host that she gave all that money away, and the terms she used in that video clip were, ‘I gave it away,’ ‘I donated it,’ ‘It’s gone,’ but the fact is she didn’t give much of it away at all,” the juror stated.
The juror then disputed post-trial claims made by the Aquaman actress that he, along with other members of the jury, had been swayed in their decision because of social media, going on to argue that several individuals on the jury didn’t even have accounts, while others made it a point not to use them during the trial.
“Ultimately what I think is truthful was that they were both abusive to each other,” he said in conclusion. “I don’t think that makes either of them right or wrong. But to rise to the level of what she was claiming, there wasn’t enough or any evidence that really supported what she was saying.”