‘Broke’ Amber Heard spotted hunting for bargains at TJ Maxx

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After a seven-person jury found her guilty of defaming her ex-husband Johnny Depp and ordered her to fork over $10.35 million, Amber Heard is looking to save money any way she can.

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Hot on the heels of her bombshell interview with the TODAY show’s Savannah Guthrie on Dateline last week, TMZ published pics of the Aquaman star perusing the racks at a TJ Maxx discount department store in Bridgehampton, NY

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According to the outlet, Heard was shopping with her sister Whitney Henriquez, who backed her abuse claims during her defamation defence. The pair were overheard discussing white linen pants with a cart full of clothes.

TMZ said that when Heard, who was spotted wearing an oversized white shirt, jeans and loafers, noticed she was being filmed she “scrammed.”

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According to sources speaking to the new york post Earlier this month, Heard has been left “broke” by her hefty legal fees and is struggling after “lavish spending, on travel, clothes, gifts and wine.”

Insiders told the post that Heard had to heavily rely on her homeowners insurance policy to cover the cost of her legal team in the case.

Heard is estimated to be $6 million in debt, according to the Celebrity Net Worth.

Heard’s representatives didn’t respond when the Sun asked for comment on her financial situation post-trial.

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Depp, 58, sued Heard, 36, for $50 million, accusing her of defaming him with the op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” The three-time Oscar nominee claimed her article by her ruined her career and led to a series of canceled film projects, including a sixth Pirates of the Caribbean installation.

Heard hit back with her own $100 million counterclaim after the star’s former lawyer called her allegations a hoax. Both accused one another of ruining their respective careers.

A Virginia jury ruled in Depp’s favour, agreeing that Heard defamed him and ruined his career when she penned the 2018 article.

During the six-week trial, Heard testified that her career had stalled after Depp accused her of abuse. She earned $1 million for the first Aquaman film and $2 million for a sequel, but she said that a social media campaign to have her dropped from the franchise led to a “very wall-down version of that role.”

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A juror in the case told good morning america that the revelation that Heard did not donate the full $7 million divorce settlement (as she said she had done) was “… a fiasco for her.”

During her cross-examination, Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, got Heard to admit that she hadn’t fulfilled her promise to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union — as she had promised to do.

“She goes on a talk show in the UK The video shows her sitting there telling the host that she gave all that money away, and the terms she used in that video clip were, ‘I gave it away,’ ‘I donated it, ‘ ‘It’s gone.’ But the fact is she didn’t give much of it away at all,” the juror said.

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In an interview after the verdict, Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft said her client “absolutely” cannot pay the judgment levied against her and will appeal.

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On social media, some followers felt her appearance in the discount chain was staged to elicit sympathy online.

“Amber Heard PR team in full overtime mode. Got her shopping at TJ Maxx?!” one person observed on Twitter. “Just pay that man his $8.3M and move on.”

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Another critic wrote, “She totally called TMZ so people would see her shopping at a store that she would consider beneath her. You don’t see her telling them to leave her alone do you? OMG people wake up!”

“Did she leak this ‘photo op’ to TMZ like she did the others hoping people would feel sorry for her?” a third wrote questioningly.

But fierce Maxxinistas defended Heard’s trip to the discount chain.

Don’t be knocking the Maxx,” one person warned, while another added, “She’s a Maxxinista!! let her live that life!!”

Finally coming down to earth as far as buying goes! ” a third fan wrote. “That’s just how I shop all the time!”

During her sitdown with Guthrie on Friday, Heard revealed therapy notes she said “represented years, years of real-time explanations of what was going on.”

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“There’s a binder worth of years of notes dating back to 2011 from the very beginning of my relationship that were taken by my doctor, who I was reporting the abuse to,” she said.

One note alleges that Depp “hit her, threw her against a wall and threatened to kill her” in 2012.

But Internet sleuths noted similarities between Heard’s handwriting and her therapist’s.

“Suspicious similarities between Amber Heard’s handwriting and her ‘therapist’ notes… pay particular attention to the way the ‘e’, ​​’f’ and ‘th’ is written,” read one tweetwith more than 5,700 likes.

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Therapists never write like this. We use short form notes, under headings, with lots of abbreviations and acronyms. This is so obviously a layperson’s imagining of what therapist notes look like,” one Twitter follower responded.

A spokesperson for Depp addressed Heard’s Dateline allegations in a statement.

“It’s unfortunate that while Johnny is looking to move forward with his life, the defendant and her team are back to repeating, reimagining and re-litigating matters that have already been decided by the Court and a verdict that was unanimously and unequivocally decided by a swear in Johnny’s favour,” the statement reads.

But a spokesperson for Heard fired back in an email to the toronto sunsaying, “If Mr. Depp or his team have a problem with this, we recommend that Johnny himself sit down with Savannah Gutherie for an hour and answer all her questions.”

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