Amber Heard has admitted that she "still loves" ex-husband Johnny Depp but lives in fear that “every step I take” could lead to another lawsuit.
Speaking on NBC Today with host Savannah Guthrie in the latest instalment of her first interview since losing the defamation law suit brought against her by Johnny, the Aquaman star claimed she has “no bad feelings or ill will” towards him after their public legal battle.
Amber, 36, also claimed she fears that she may be "silenced" in the future if she attempts to speak up when she was quizzed on if she felt nervous about what she can say now.
She told Savannah: “Of course. I took for granted what I assumed was my right to speak.”
The journalist then probed her further asking if she felt she may be sued for defamation again.
Amber replied: “I am scared that, no matter what I do, no matter what I say or how I say it, every step that I take will present another opportunity for silencing, which I guess is what a defamation lawsuit is meant to do – it is meant to take your voice.”
Savannah then asked Amber if she still felt love for her former spouse despite the demise of their marriage.
She said: “Yes, absolutely. I love him. I loved him with all my heart and tried the best I could to make a deeply broken relationship work. And I couldn’t.
“I have no bad feelings or ill will towards him at all. I know that might be hard to understand. Or it might be really easy to understand if you have just ever loved anyone… It should be easy.”
Amber was ordered to pay Johnny $15million (£12million) after the jury found unanimously in his favour following a gruelling six-week trial which saw shocking revelations about their relationship made public as the world watched on.
A jury found in Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny's favour on all counts of his case ordering Ms Heard to pay him $10million (£7.9million) in compensatory damages and a further $5million (£4.1m) in punitive damages, making a total of $15m (£12million).
However, the maximum punitive damages available in Virginia is $350,000 (£270,000) meaning Judge Penny Azcarate reduced his punitive payment considerably.
Amber, 36, was also awarded $2million (£1.6million) in compensatory damages when the jury found for her in one statement of her countersuit regarding alleged defamatory comments from Johnny's former divorce lawyer Adam Waldman, meaning she now owes Johnny, 58, $8.35million (£6.6million).
See Amber's interview in full on Wednesday, June 15 on NBC's TODAY and Friday, June 17 on Dateline NBC 8 p.m. / 7 p.m. CT.
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