The jury ultimately thought, “She was lying about [Depp] on purpose because she had a bone to pick with him. And that, to me, is the take away on this trial,” Dhanidina said.
Beverly Hills entertainment attorney Mitra Ahouraian, said the “Aquaman” actress likely also struck jurors as disingenuous on the stand.
“The jury found her to be either inauthentic, overacting or not deserving of empathy,” said Ahouraian, whose clients include actors, directors and writers.
“A lot of Heard’s emotional cues on the witness stand didn’t line up with her testimony. She would get very impassioned at weird times or make awkward attempts to connect with the jury by speaking to them directly,”she said.
It also hurt her case that she failed to keep her story straight during some points of the trial, Ahouraian said.
“She also was caught in far too many inconsistencies, making it hard to know which parts to believe and which parts to disbelieve. Even if there was some truth to her statements, her own testimony, and her own words documented in audio recordings, hurt her more than anything in this trial,” Ahouraian said.
“Depp’s lawyers did an incredible job of highlighting this,” she said.