Actor Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard haven’t been in the headlines all that much last week. The court will reconvene on Monday, May 16, to hear Heard give her cross-examination on the stand. The trial has on break due to a prior commitment on behalf of the judge.
The couple has been facing each other at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia for just over two weeks now. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor is suing his ex-wife for $50 million over a December 2018 op-ed Heard wrote for the Washington Post where she claims that she is a domestic violence survivor. Although she did not mention Depp by name, he claims that he has lost movie roles due to the “clear implication” that he was the “Aquaman” actress’ abuser. Heard is countersuing for $100 million dollars.
A lot of fans have been weighing in on the trial, but so have celebrities. Although some celebrities have been coming out in support of Heard, many more celebrities have been throwing their support behind Depp… at least in the public eye.
Celebrities That Are Supporting Amber Heard
It seems like there are only two big names who are coming out in support of Amber Heard, and one of them is Howard Stern.
As The Blast previously reported, according to The Wrap, Stern dubbed Depp a “narcissist” and said that Depp wanted the trial televised because narcissists “think that they can talk their way out of everything.”
“On the narcissism scale, I think Johnny Depp is a huge narcissist — and what I mean by that is, he figured ‘I’ll put this on TV. And because I’m so persuasive and I’m so smart, and I’m such a wonderful guy,’” Stern said.
He continued: “That’s what narcissists do: ‘I will charm the pants off of America at the trial.’ No you won’t. This will not go well,” he warned. “It’s not going well for you, it’s not going well for her. It’s not going well for anybody. You sound like two battling children. It’s just coming off really badly.”
The “Big Easy” actress had previously testified for Heard in Depp’s highly publicized trial against the British tabloid “The Sun” in 2020, which he lost.
Barkin and Depp had previously dated in 1994. She supported Heard’s abuse testimony and testified that Depp was also abusive to her when they had dated. In the 2020 trial, Barkin had claimed that Depp once threw a bottle of wine across a hotel room and said that he could become jealous and angry.
Celebrities That Are Showing Support For Johnny Depp
On May 12, Chris Rock blasted Amber Heard for allegations that she left her fecal matter in his bed after a fight.
During his “Ego Death” world tour in the U.K., Rock reportedly told the crowd, “Believe all women, believe all women … except Amber Heard.”
Although Heard seemed to say that it was dog poop, Depp had insisted on the stand that he could tell the difference and felt that it was most definitely human. It seems Rock is believing Depp, as he later added, “What the f— is she on? She s— in his bed. She’s fine, but she’s not s—-ing fine.”
Late last month, Joe Rogan came out swinging against Heard on “The Joe Rogan Experience” and called Heard a “crazy lady.”
“I’m watching this trial, and, like, it’s a cautionary tale about believing in bull—-, forming a narrative in your head like, ‘We’re rebels together,’” Rogan said.
“But that’s what happens with people like that,” Rogan said during his podcast on Tuesday night. “People that are just manipulative and full of s— like that? [Comedian] Doug Stanhope knows her. Stanhope’s buddies with Johnny Depp. He wrote something … like a little essay about how full of s— she is, and she threatened to sue him, and I think he had to wind up taking it down.”
“He knows her well,” Rogan alleged. “He’s like, ‘She’s out of her f—ing mind.’ Like, a crazy actress.”
“The only good thing is everybody knows now … there’s something wrong with [Amber Heard],” he continued. “This is a big win for Johnny Depp and a big loss for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.’ You got rid of the best f—ing pirate you ever had. For a crazy lady.”
Comedian Bill Burr also came out swinging against Amber Heard. He claims that he’s “too big a Johnny Depp” fan to watch the trial, but said that Depp is “f—ing destroying” Heard in the trial.
“And what’s great about this, is if he really does expose this woman for lying, I’m wondering — all these people that, you know, just accepted her lies about him if they’re going to apologize somehow ’cause they publicly trashed him,” he continued, adding that it would “be nice” if people “publicly apologized and said, ‘Maybe next time we won’t jump to conclusions.’”
“It really does amaze me how the pendulum just does not seem to swing the other way,” Burr continued. “That all of these women’s groups that when they see a woman that lies like this, which really hurts their position because there are women out there that are in a relationship that this woman evidently lied and claimed that she was in when she wasn’t.”
“And for someone to go out and lie about it, hurts the people that are actually in it. So, you would think they would cover this,” he added. “I think it really hurts feminism if they want more men to come along.”
“If this really goes in the direction that everything she was saying was absolutely bull—-… It just doesn’t f—— seem right and you know what? It doesn’t sit well with me,” Burr said of Heard’s claims. “It sounds like Johnny’s going to [win], which makes me happy.”
“The thing is, I know women who are exactly like this,” she said. “They are manipulative and cold and they use their very womanhood to play the victim and turn the world against the man because we live in a society where it’s cool to say men are all the worst and blah blah f—ity blah.”
Although Depp clearly has more public celebrity support, there’s no telling how this trial will eventually end.