Amber Heard has settled her multimillion-dollar US defamation case with ex-husband Johnny Depp, saying she has “lost faith in the US legal system”.
She said she would not proceed with a planned appeal after her trial in the United States.
In an Instagram post, the actress said she made the decision after “deliberation” and that she never “chosen this”.
The post said: “I stood up for my truth and in doing so the life I knew was destroyed.
“The slurs I face on social media are an amplified version of the way women are re-victimized when they come forward.
“Now I finally have the opportunity to free myself from what I was trying to get out of six years ago, and on terms I can agree to.”
The actress added that the post is not an acknowledgment of any actions and “is not a concession”.
The former Aquaman star compared her treatment in UK and US courts, saying in the UK she was “justified by a strong, fair and equitable system” and avoided having to give “I testify in the UK”. worst moment.” before the world media”.
While in the United States, she said she was “subjected to a court where a great deal of direct evidence is excluded and where prestige and power are more important than reason and due process”.
Even if she succeeds in her appeal, the “best outcome” is a new trial with a new jury, Hurd said, saying she “simply can’t make it a third time.”
“In solving this case, I also chose to be free, devoting my time to the work that helped me recover from my divorce; work that exists in a realm where I can see, hear and believe, and I know I can Change,” she continued.
“I will not be threatened, discouraged or dissuaded from speaking the truth. No one can and will take that away from me. My voice will always be the most valuable asset I have.”