Johnny Depp Is a ‘Narcissist’ Amid Amber Heard Trial

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Avoid buying it. Howard Stern criticized Johnny Depp for his “dramatic” testimony in his defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard.

“I was completely unaware how entertaining the Johnny Depp, Amber Heard trial is,” Stern, 68, said on the Monday, April 25, episode of SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show.

The radio host then criticized Depp (58) for how he addressed court during his multiple appearances at the stand over the past month.

“The reason he wanted that, he wanted it televised, is that’s what narcissists do,” Stern explained via IndieWire, referring to the fact that the case is available to the public. “They think they can talk their way out of anything.”

The comedian confessed to thinking that Pirates of the Caribbean star is a “huge narcissist,” explaining, “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.’”

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Johnny Depp testifies before the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse, Fairfax, Virginia on April 25, 2022.
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Depp, who was the wife of the AquamanActress, from 2015 to 2017, is now suing Heard, 36 for defamation. This is in response to an article she wrote in 2018. Heard wrote about her experience as a survivor and abuse victim in the piece. It was probably about the 2018 op-ed. Sweeney Todd actor.

The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star took the stand in Virginia on April 19 to “clear the record” about Heard’s allegations of domestic abuse, asserting, “Never did I myself reach the point of striking Ms. Heard in any way, nor have I ever struck any woman in my life.”

Depp then slammed his ex-wife, saying, “It’s pretty strange when one day you’re Cinderella, so to speak, then 0.6 seconds you’re Quasimodo.”

The Lone Ranger actor — who shares daughter Lily-Rose, 22 and son Jack20 with ex Vanessa Paradis — fired back at Heard for her slanderous op-ed. “I didn’t deserve that, nor did my children, nor did the people who have believed in me for all these years,” he said in court. “I didn’t want any of those people to believe that I had done them wrong or lied to them or that I was a fraud. I pride myself on honesty.”

Stern, for his part, revealed on Monday that he didn’t believe what Depp was saying about the alleged abuse and his marriage to Heard.

“If he isn’t acting — I mean, he’s so overacting, ’cause he’s writing his own material as he goes along. You know, I got to tell you, he’s wrong,” he said on the radio show. “He shouldn’t be putting this on TV in any shape.”

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Amber Heard speaks with her attorney in the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse courtroom on April 26, 2022 in Fairfax.

The America’s Got Talent judge noted that while Depp may have thought, “I will charm the pants off of America at the trial,” it appears to have backfired.

“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,” Stern added. “It’s just coming off really badly.”

Depp’s cross-examination was completed Monday amid the ongoing trail. Heard, for the most part, has yet take the stand.

The exes’ current lawsuit is the latest legal battle they’ve been entwined in since they split. The Fantastic Beasts: Where to Find Them actor previously lost a libel suit against U.K.’s The Sun for referring to him as a “wife beater” in 2018 after Heard’s op-ed came out.

Heard released a statement on the case ahead of the April trial. She also announced that she was taking a break social media before heading to Virginia.

“I never named him, rather I wrote about the price women pay for speaking against men in power,” she wrote via Instagram earlier this month. “I continue to pay that price, but hopefully, when this case concludes, I can move on and so can Johnny. I have always maintained a love for Johnny and it brings me great pain to have to live out the details of our past life together in from of the world.”

For confidential support, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 if you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence.

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