More than two weeks have passed since then Johnny Depp won his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard.
As the debate over the verdict continued to rage on social media, Hurd began to control the damage.
It’s obviously bad enough that she owes her ex-husband $ 8.35 million.
But what could be worse is the fact that the actress’ battered reputation may prevent her from working in Hollywood again.
This process began this week when Hurd appeared on Good morning America for her first interview since the trial.
It continues tonight as she sits with Savannah Guthrie in a special episode of NBC Date line.
In a preview video of the interview, Hurd reiterated his claim that key evidence had been declared inadmissible before the trial.
In particular, the judge decided not to allow notes from her therapy sessions, which she says contain evidence of abuse dating back more than a decade.
“There are years of notes from 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that were made by my doctor, to whom I reported the abuse,” Hurd told Guthrie in an interview recorded earlier this week.
“Her notes were years – years – of real-time explanations of what was happening,” she continued.
“The judge ruled that these remarks were rumors and inadmissible,” Guthrie explained behind his back.
Interestingly, Guthrie’s husband is a consultant for Depp’s legal team.
While we are sure that today the show host’s journalistic integrity was not compromised in any way, we can’t help but wonder if Hurd knew about this relationship before the interview.
Notes from Hurd’s therapist paint a horrifying picture of Depp as a husband.
According to parts that will be shared tonight Date lineDepp “hit” her and “threw her to the floor” in January 2012.
In August of that year, he allegedly “tore her nightgown” and “threw her on the bed.”
Hurd later claimed that Depp “threw her against the wall and threatened to kill her.”
The judge accepted as evidence a pre-recorded testimony from Dr. Laurel Anderson, who treated Hurd and Depp in the couple’s counseling sessions before their divorce.
But Dr. Anderson’s testimony is unlikely to move the needle in either direction, as she noted that she observed evidence of “mutual abuse” during her sessions with the couple.
“[Depp] it was well controlled, I think, almost, I don’t know, 20, 30 years, “Anderson said.
“Both were victims of domestic violence, but I thought it had been well controlled for decades,” she continued.
“And then with Mrs. I heard it was triggered and they got involved in what I saw as mutual abuse.
Anderson added that her belief was that Hurd had a habit of initiating disputes to “keep him with her” because “abandonment is her worst nightmare.”
Before the interview was broadcast tonight, Hurd’s representatives issued a statement explaining the actress’ intentions to speak to the media.
“Johnny Depp’s legal team covered the media days after the verdict with numerous statements and interviews on television, and Depp himself did the same on social media,” the statement said.
“Miss. Hurd just intended to respond to what they did aggressively last week; she did so by expressing her thoughts and feelings, many of which she was not allowed to do on the witness stand,” the spokesman continued.
“If Mr. Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Guthrie for an hour and answer all her questions.
Depp has not yet publicly responded to any of the allegations contained in Hurd’s interview.
Date line airs at 8 p.m. on NBC.