Amber Heard says she "made mistakes" but denies abusing Johnny Depp
New York, New York - Amber Heard has newly denied abusing Johnny Depp – despite admitting to it before.
On Tuesday, two more clips were released from Heard's sit-down chat with Today's Savannah Guthrie. The full version is set to aired later this week.
In the first video, Heard remained adamant that she didn't outright abuse her ex, despite admitting to it on audiotapes that were played during the two's explosive defamation trial, where the jury sided with Depp.
"You didn't get punched; you got hit," Heard was heard telling her then-husband in the tapes.
"I'm sorry I hit you like this, but I did not punch you. I did not f**king deck you. I f**king was hitting you. I don't know what the motion of my actual hand was, but you're fine. I did not hurt you. I did not punch you. I was hitting you."
Despite what was said, the DC star told Guthrie that what was captured in those clips "was no evidence of what was happening. They were evidence of a negotiation of how to talk about that with your abuser."
"I never had to instigate it," Heard explained. "I responded to it. When you're living in violence, it becomes normal, as I testified to. You have to adapt."
However, Guthrie didn't seem too convinced by the 36-year-old's response.
Amber Heard maintains that she always told the truth
Guthrie, who's whose husband Michael Feldman worked as a consultant for Depp's legal team - making the interviewer not exactly impartial – didn't let up when grilling Heard.
"I'm looking at a transcript where [Depp] says, 'You start physical fights' and you said, 'I did start a physical fight. I can't say I won't start one again.' This is in black and white," she countered to Heard.
"I understand context, but you testified you never started a physical fight and here you are on tape saying you did."
Heard explained, "As I testified on the stand, when your life is at risk, not only will you take the blame for things that you shouldn't take the blame for, but when you're in an abusive dynamic psychologically, emotionally, and physically, you don't have the resources that say, you or I do, with the luxury of saying, 'This is black and white.' Because it's anything but when you're living in it."
"I freely and openly and voluntarily talked about what I did. I talked about the horrible language. I talked about being pushed to the extent where I didn't even know the difference between right and wrong," she expressed.
Yet Heard claimed that though she "made a lot of mistakes" she insisted, "I've always told the truth."
For someone who says she is adamant about moving on from the bombshell trial, Heard's latest interview seems to say otherwise.
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