Joe Rogan weighed in on the ongoing defamation trial against actress Amber Heard, giving his support to actor Johnny Depp against his ex-wife, and calling out Disney for booting Depp as the star of “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
On a recent episode of his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience,” Rogan discussed the $50 million defamation trial, proclaiming that Heard is “full of s—” and that the trial is a “big win” for Depp.
“I’m watching this trial, and, like, it’s a cautionary tale about believing in b—s—, forming a narrative in your head like, ‘We’re rebels together,’” Rogan told the show’s guest, fellow comedian Jessica Kirson.
“That’s what I felt like about Anthony Bourdain and his relationship to that crazy woman,” he continued, apparently referring to Italian actress Asia Argento.
“You’re seeing it all play out in court,” Rogan added. “Like you’re seeing all the crazy come out.”
The two comedians went on to joke about Depp’s claim that Heard left a “fecal delivery” in their bed.
Then, the conversation steered towards the more serious claims, with Rogan commenting on Heard’s attorney’s asserting that the 36-year-old “Aquaman” actress had used makeup from Milani Cosmetics to conceal bruises that were supposedly caused by domestic violence actions by Depp. These claims were quickly called into question though, as the specific makeup cited was reportedly released in December of 2017, while Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May of 2016.
“She said that she used specific makeup to cover all of her bruises that Johnny gave her – which is not true,” Rogan said. “Well, the problem is it was a specific makeup. It turns out that the company didn’t even make that makeup at the time that she was claiming she was using it.”
“But that’s what happens with people like that,” he continued. “People that are just completely manipulative and full of s**t like them.”
Rogan then went on to reference an article about the issue written by stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope — who is a friend of Depp.
In the piece, which he guest-wrote for the Wrap, Stanhope asserted that Depp “was pilloried in the press for domestic violence” and said that Heard would “manipulate and f*** with him for years.”
“Johnny Depp got used, manipulated, set up and made to look like an a**hole. And he saw it coming and didn’t or couldn’t do anything to stop it,” the stand-up comedian wrote.
Rogan said that he spoke with Stanhope, who told him that Heard is “out of her f***ing mind,” and agreed with him that she is “like a crazy actress.”
“Of course, there’s a ton of them,” Kirson added.
Rogan also mentioned that Depp had been using drugs for a long time.
“He was famous when he was 20. And I don’t think you get any kind of perspective like that. I think you’re f***ed,” Rogan said of Depp, who admitted to first experimenting with drugs at age 11.
Rogan concluded that the defamation trial “is a big win for Johnny Depp,” but a “big loss for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean.’”
He wasn’t done calling out those who wronged Depp though, going on to bash Disney.
“How about f*** you guys. You got rid of the best f***ing pirate you’ve ever had for a crazy lady. You f***ed up,” Rogan said.
Two or three days after the Washington Post published Heard’s December 2018 op-ed in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic violence, Depp revealed that Disney had informed him that they would not cast him again as Captain Jack Sparrow in the highly successful “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
“And also having worked on those films with those people, and having put a lot of my own rewriting, dialogue, scenes, and jokes and whatever they are,” Depp said in court on Monday. “I didn’t quite understand how, after that long relationship, and quite a successful relationship, certainly for Disney, that suddenly I was guilty until proven innocent.”
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million because of the Washington Post op-ed piece, asserting that the article resulted in him being blacklisted from Hollywood. Heard is countersuing Depp for $100 million in damages — asserting that his legal team made false claims about her accusations.
The trial is currently in its third week and is expected to last approximately six weeks.
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