Amber Heard said she has a “binder” of records detailing alleged abuse from Johnny Depp along with notes from her therapist dating back to 2011, but some social media users have pointed out that Heard’s handwriting is similar to the therapist’s.
Just weeks after losing a high-profile defamation case against her ex-husband, the Aquaman actress gave a post-trial interview to Today‘s Savannah Guthrie which is set to air in full as a primetime special on NBC on June 17.
In a preview for the special, Heard discussed how she had been recording physical abuse within her relationship with Depp since 2011 but this evidence was not permitted to be shown during the trial.
“There’s a binder worth of years of notes dating back to 2011, from the very beginning of my relationship, that were taken by my doctor who I was reporting the abuse to,” Heard told Guthrie in the clip.
She also presented Guthrie with notes from her therapist that represent “years of real-time explanations of what was going on” that seemingly corroborate her records of the alleged abuse.
“Her notes represented years of real-time explanations of what was going on,” Heard said of her therapist’s notes.
However, some social media users have taken screenshots of both Heard’s and the therapist’s notes from the NBC preview and say that the handwriting on both is very similar.
“Suspicious similarities between Amber Heard’s handwriting and her ‘therapist’ notes… pay particular attention to the way the ‘e’, ‘f’ and ‘th’ is written,” read one tweet, with more than 2,000 likes.
“It’s like she didn’t even try to make them look real,” one Twitter user responded. “Give me a break.”
“That’s absolutely her handwriting,” another user added.
Newsweek has reached out to Heard’s representatives for comment.
Heard and Depp were embroiled in a weeks-long blockbuster trial after the actor sued his ex-wife for $50 million, accusing her of defaming him by writing an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 in which she said that she had been the victim of domestic violence.
The trial ended with a jury finding that Heard had defamed Depp with actual malice. She was ordered to pay him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The punitive damages were reduced to $350,000, due to a Virginia law that caps them at that amount.
Ahead of the interview airing on NBC, Heard’s PR team released a statement about her decision to speak up after the jury found that she had defamed Depp.
“Johnny Depp’s legal team blanketed the media for days after the verdict with numerous statements and interviews on television, and Depp himself did the same on social media,” a spokesperson for Heard told Newsweek. “Ms. Heard simply intended to respond to what they aggressively did last week; she did so by expressing her thoughts and feelings, much of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand.”
Depp’s team has also released a statement to NBC ahead of the interview airing, claiming that she is “reimagining” the case.
“It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the court and a verdict that was unanimously and unequivocally decided by a jury in Johnny’s favor,” a spokesperson said.