Amber Heard‘s sister, Whitney Henriquez, 34, spoke out after the actress misplaced the defamation trial towards her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Whitney, who testified in assist of Amber, 36, in the course of the trial, launched a press release on Instagram three days after the jury delivered their verdict. “I nonetheless stand with you, sissy,” Whitney wrote. “Yesterday, as we speak and tomorrow I’ll all the time be happy with you for standing up for your self, for testifying each right here in Virginia and within the UK, and for being the voice of so many who can’t converse to the issues that occur behind closed doorways.”
Whitney continued, “We knew that this was going to be an uphill battle and that the playing cards have been stacked towards us. However you stood up and spoke out regardless. I’m so honored to testify for you, and I might do it 1,000,000 instances over as a result of I do know what I noticed and since the reality is ceaselessly in your facet. I’m so sorry that it wasn’t mirrored within the resolution made by this jury, however I’ll by no means quit on you, and neither will anybody who stands with you. Without end by your facet.” Whitney concluded her message by writing “#istandwithamberheard,” which has been used on social media by supporters of the Aquaman star.
Amber’s sister was by her facet all through the weeks-long trial in Fairfax County, Virginia. She was there when the jury of seven selected June 1 that Amber’s 2018 op-ed for The Washington Submit was certainly defamatory towards Johnny. Whitney was known as to the stand in the course of the trial on Could 18 and testified that she noticed bruises on her sister throughout Amber’s marriage to Johnny, 58.
“Amber has labored so laborious to beat every thing that she went by way of within the length of their relationship. She has actually actually tried her greatest to maneuver previous it,” Whitney stated in courtroom, including that her well-known sister “began having panic assaults” when Amber was with the Pirates of the Caribbean star. Whitney made those self same claims when she was known as as a witness within the 2020 lawsuit that Johnny filed towards The Solar.
Since she misplaced the trial, Amber has to pay her ex-husband $10.4 million in compensatory damages. Nevertheless, her lawyer Elaine Charlson Bredehoft has stated that Amber can not afford to do this, and that she plans to enchantment the jury’s resolution. Amber did win $2 million within the verdict over a press release made by Johnny’s lawyer Adam Waldman that was deemed defamatory towards her. After the decision was learn, Amber launched a press release, saying she was “heartbroken” over the choice and that it “units again the clock” for ladies coming ahead about alleged abuse.