'Proud of you': Amber Heard’s sister shows support despite verdict
- Whitney Henriquez testified on behalf of Heard, telling the court that Depp once hit her
- The sensational trial concluded Wednesday
- The jury asked Heard to pay her ex-husband $10.35 million
Whitney Henriquez testified on behalf of Heard, telling the court that Depp once hit her and even called her a “w----.”
“Yesterday, today and tomorrow I will always be proud of you for standing up for yourself, for testifying both here in Virginia and in the UK, and for being the voice of so many who can’t speak to the things that happen behind closed doors,” she wrote next to a picture of a black square with “#istandwithamberheard” written in white letters.
“We knew that this was going to be an uphill battle and that the cards were stacked against us. But you stood up and spoke out regardless,” the 34-year-old continued. “I am so honored to testify for you, and I would do it a million times over because I know what I saw and because the truth is forever on your side.”
The sensational trial, which had garnered worldwide attention concluded Wednesday with the jury ruling in favor of Depp. The jury asked Heard to pay her ex-husband $10.35 million for writing in a 2018 Washington Post Op-Ed that she was a victim of domestic violence.
However, her lawyers said that Heard can’t pay the hefty sum as she is going through financial trouble. Some sources told the New York Post that Heard was broke after paying for the legal fees,
Meanwhile, Henriquez said in her Sunday post she was sorry that the truth “wasn’t reflected in the decision made by this jury.”
On May 18, Henriquez testified that Depp became more controlling and violent as the couple’s relationship progressed.
“It started with light jokes,” she said of Depp’s attention to her sister’s clothing. “Then it intensified. Eventually, they had the same stylist, and he was essentially controlling what she wore to events.”