Celebrities take sides in Johnny Depp, Amber Heard trial
Most celebrities are staying mum on the courtroom showdown between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard amid their ongoing defamation trial, but a select few have picked sides.
Perhaps the majority are too weary of taking heat from the public—as Drew Barrymore did when she “made light” of the allegations on her talk show and then had to backtrack.
“It’s, like, one layer of crazy — it’s a seven-layer dip of insanity,” the “Never Been Kissed” star had previously said on “The Drew Barrymore Show” about the case.
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote, in which she called herself a victim of sexual violence.
Although the “Aquaman” star did not name the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star in the piece, it was written a few years after she had accused him of abuse in a 2016 restraining order.
Now that both actors have taken the stand at a Fairfax County, Va., courthouse, more stars are sharing whom they believe, just a few weeks before the jury weighs in on their decision.
Who’s supporting Johnny Depp:
Chris Rock took the stage during the UK leg of his “Ego Death” world tour on March 12 and reportedly discussed Depp’s allegations that Heard left poop on his bed.
According to British digital publisher LADBible, the comic told the crowd, “Believe all women, believe all women … except Amber Heard …”
He then added — apparently believing Depp’s claims — “What the f–k is she on? She s–t in his bed! She’s fine but she’s not s–tting fine.”
Heard has denied defecting on her ex’s bed.
Ireland Baldwin called Heard a “terrible person” on an Instagram Story amid the trial.
“The thing is, I know women who are exactly like this,” Alec Baldwin’s oldest child said in late April.
“They are manipulative and cold and they use their very womanhood to play 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–kity blah.”
Joe Rogan condemned Heard on his popular podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” saying she is a “crazy lady” and that her allegations are “not true.”
“I’m watching this trial, and, like, it’s a cautionary tale about believing in bulls–t, forming a narrative in your head like, ‘We’re rebels together,'” he said to his millions of listeners.
“People that are just manipulative and full of s–t 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–t she is, and she threatened to sue him, and I think he had to wind up taking it down.”
Bill Burr admitted in early May that he hasn’t necessarily seen the Depp-Heard trial because he’s “too big a Johnny Depp fan” to watch it, but said he thinks people should apologize to the “Edward Scissorhands” star if Heard loses.
“From what I’ve seen, the guy is f—ing destroying,” the comedian, 52, said on the “Monday Morning Podcast,” according to Mediate.
“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.”
Aniston’s support of Depp has been more subtle than others’, taking to social media to quietly take his side.
According to RadarOnline, the “Friends” star, 53, started following Depp after the trial had already started, and the “Black Mass” star reportedly returned the gesture recently.
Who’s supporting Amber Heard:
Not as many celebrities have come to Heard’s defense, but Howard Stern did not hold back in blasting Depp for his “overacting” at the trial.
The legendary radio host said on his SiriusXM show in late April, “The reason he wanted that on — he wanted it televised [because] that’s what narcissists do.”
“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 because I’m so smart, I’m such a wonderful guy .’”
Stern continued, “If he isn’t acting — I mean, he’s so overacting because he’s writing his own material as he goes along. You know, I gotta tell you, he’s wrong. He shouldn’t be putting this on TV in any shape.”