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Savannah Guthrie says husband working for Johnny Depp before interview with lawyers

“Today” co-host Savannah Gurhrie interviewed Johnny Depp’s authorized crew on Wednesday’s present, moments after she revealed her husband is working as a advisor for them.

Guthrie spoke with Depp’s lawyers, Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew, concerning the buzzy, risky defamation trial, which pitted Depp in opposition to his ex-wife Amber Heard.

“And a quick disclosure, my husband has done consulting work for the Depp legal team, but not in connection with this interview,” Guthrie instructed viewers of the published of the NBC News morning present.

Guthrie’s husband is Michael Feldman, a public relations advisor and former political advisor, who as soon as labored for former Vice President Al Gore throughout his 2000 presidential marketing campaign. Feldman, who works at pr agency FGS Global, declined to remark.

A rep for “Today” didn’t return requests for remark.

Depp sued the “Aquaman” actress for libel in Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed within the Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” The actor identified for films like “Edward Scissorhands” and “Donnie Brasco,” gained the bombshell trial final week.

 (L-R) Savannah Guthrie and Michael Feldman attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California.
Savannah Guthrie and her husband Michael Feldman attend the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles in March.
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Johnny Depp lawyers Benjamin G. Chew, left, and Camille Vasquez, right, make statements outside the Fairfax County Courthouse_on June 1, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. The jury in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case awarded Depp $15 million in damages to his career over an op-ed Heard wrote in the Washington Post in 2018.(Photo by Ron Sachs/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)
Johnny Depp’s lawyers Benjamin Chew (left) and Camille Vasquez (proper) after the defamation trial.
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Last week on “Today,” Gurthrie additionally interviewed Elaine Bredehoft, one of many lawyers who represented Heard within the defamation case. She additionally anchored NBC News’ particular protection of the trial when the jury reached its verdict on June 1.

The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and one other $5 million in punitive damages. Those damages had been lowered to $350,000 in accordance with Virginia legislation.

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Guthrie not too long ago interviewed certainly one of Amber Heard’s lawyers for “Today” after the explosive verdict.
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The jury additionally discovered Depp responsible of defaming Heard for an announcement made by his lawyer, who mentioned Heard’s declare of sexual abuse was a “hoax.” The actress was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.

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