Amber Heard Reveals 'Binder' Recording Alleged Johnny Depp Abuse

Amber Heard revealed that she has a "binder worth" of records detailing alleged abuse by Johnny Depp.

The actress, who recently lost a high-profile defamation case brought by her ex-husband, gave her first post-trial interview to Today's Savannah Guthrie, which is set to air in full as a primetime special on NBC this Friday.

All week long the network has been sharing previews of the highly anticipated interview which will see Heard discuss Depp and the media circus surrounding the trial.

In one preview, Heard explained that she had been recording alleged physical abuse within her relationship with Depp since 2011.

"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, per the New York Post.

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.

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Actress Amber Heard departs the Fairfax County Courthouse on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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.

The binder revelation marks the first time Heard's legal team has shared these therapist's notes with the public as, according to Guthrie, the judge in the defamation trial ruled the notes hearsay and refused to make them available to the jury.

Her notes "represented years of real-time explanations of what was going on," Heard said of her therapist's notes in the interview.

Another preview shows Heard saying that she does not "blame" the jury for siding with her ex-husband.

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 with actual malice.

"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, without naming Heard.

"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 favour," a spokesperson said.