Quick note: She did, by the end of the trial, say out loud, "This is why I wrote the Op-ed about him." implying she needed to get ahead of any narrative he could build before she did.
That's a big part of why she lost. I mean Amber, no harm; the new rumor is his legal team isn't going to push for her to even pay the settlement. I hope she moves on and heals her life too. Looks like this was more about clearing his name, then about hurting her.