Amber Heard Shock: Backlash Against Aquaman Star Is 'Completely Self-Generated', Defense Attorney Peter J. Gleason Says

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Amber Heard suffered an immense loss after the jury sided with Johnny Depp in their defamation battle. A legal expert weighed in on the backlash the Aquaman star received from the public and believed that it was "self-inflicted."

Amber Heard Suffers From Self-Inflicted Damage, Lawyer Claims

Amber Heard was disappointed with the verdict in her defamation battle against her ex-husband Johnny Depp in Virginia. The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, which the judge later reduced to Virginia's statutory cap of $350,000.


Heard partially won and received $2 million for her countersuit. Her lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft said she could "absolutely" not afford to pay Depp the damages, Forbes reported. Following her legal loss, there were reports that she would no longer appear in Aquaman 2 because her scenes would be deleted.

New York defense attorney Peter J. Gleason, who is not involved in the case, shared his opinion about the whole incident. For him, it was all Heard's fault.

READ: Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard: Aquaman Star Accused Of Acting, Lying While Taking The Stand In Ongoing Defamation Trial

"This trial has done incredible self-inflicted damage to Amber," Gleason told National Enquirer. "I always advise my client to never deviate from the truth when giving testimony. Anytime a so-called victim embellishes facts or gets tripped up in a lie it destroys their credibility completely!"

"The backlash she’s receiving seems to be completely self-generated. These days Amber couldn’t catch a cold in Hollywood!"

Jeanine Pirro, a former New York State judge and prosecutor, echoed the same opinion. She reacted to the verdict on Fox News' "The Five" and said there was "overwhelming" evidence on Depp's part.

"The one thing that [Heard] did was she hurt battered women. She hurt the women coming forward. She talked about how she felt the wrath of society. No, you created a wrath that wasn't there because you tried to ride on the wings of battered women," Pirro said.

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How Did Amber Heard Make Hollywood Turn Against Her?

According to the outlet, Amber Heard's inconsistent testimony during the defamation trial, which was aired to the public, made many question her credibility. For them, there was not enough evidence to match how extreme Depp allegedly abused her.

"Amber has painted herself as a victim, but inconsistencies in her testimony and some of her other actions have turned the tide of public opinion against her and made her a villain," an unnamed source told National Enquirer.

She claimed Depp assaulted her with a bottle but couldn't remember exactly what happened and didn't have any medical records, she also couldn't recall the sequence of events leading to Depp's fingertip being cut off.

She also claimed she had a broken nose but looked flawless in an event following the alleged blown-out fight. There was also a "love note" admittedly handwritten by Heard to Depp, which was submitted as evidence containing a damning statement that read, "I still, of course, more than ever, want to rip you apart, devour you, and savor the taste. Fret not," the statement read, per Insider.

Stay tuned for more news and updates about Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.

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