Lily-Rose Depp reflects on why she remained silent during her father Johnny Depp's defamation trial

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Lily-Rose Depp defended her choice to remain silent during the defamation trial involving her father Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard.

In a candid interview with Elle the rising star actress explained why she decided to steer clear of all the drama and not comment directly on the case held in Fairfax County, Virginia earlier this year.

"When it's something that's so private and so personal that all of a sudden becomes not so personal…I feel really entitled to my secret garden of thoughts," the model and actress, who is set to star in HBO's upcoming series The Idol, said in the publication's cover story.

While addressing her silence, the Neuilly-sur-Seine, France native, 23, declared she wants to be judged on her own merits and not by the men in her life, whether that be her famous dad or boyfriends in her life.

"I also think that I'm not here to answer for anybody, and I feel like for a lot of my career, people have really wanted to define me by the men in my life, whether that's my family members or my boyfriends, whatever."