Amber Heard's Lawyer Apologizes to Johnny Depp for Saying Actress Was 'Vindicated' Following Divorce Settlement
"The statement is untrue and we retract it, without qualification," said Amber Heard's lawyer, Samantha Spector
Heard’s lawyer, Samantha F. Spector, has retracted a statement she issued after the former couple struck a reported $7 million divorce settlement on Tuesday.
According to Entertainment Tonight, following the news of the settlement, Spector and a fellow attorney Joseph P. Koenig released a statement saying they were “pleased” with the outcome and that the actress had been “vindicated in the Court of Public Opinion.”
Hours later, Spector fully retracted the statement and issued an apology to Depp.
The comments were “made without the knowledge of approval of Amber Heard,” Spector told ET in a new statement.
“The statement is untrue and we retract it, without qualification. My assertion that Amber Heard has been vindicated in the court of public opinion is not true,” she continued. “We regret the error and apologize to Johnny Depp.”
The former couple confirmed the settlement in a carefully worded joint statement to PEOPLE that did not assign victory or blame to either Depp or Heard.
“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.”
On Tuesday, a judge dismissed Heard’s domestic violence case against Depp and terminated the actor’s temporary restraining order, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.