Howard Stern says Johnny Depp is a 'narcissist' and has been 'overacting' during Amber Heard defamation trial
Johnny Deppand Amber Heardare currently in court as part of their $100 million defamation trial. Howard Sternsaid on his radio show that Depp has been "overacting" in court.
Howard Stern branded Johnny Depp a "narcissist" and said the actor has been "overacting" in his ongoing defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp just concluded five days of testimony on the stand in a county court in Fairfax, Virginia, as part of his defamation suit against his ex-wife. The court proceedings, which began earlier this month, have been streaming worldwide.
"The reason he wanted...it televised, is that's what narcissists do," Stern said of Depp on his SiriusXM radio show, IndieWire reported. "They think they can talk their way out of anything. 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 to play video clips of Depp from the trial, according to the outlet, to which he said: "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 shouldn't be putting this on TV in any shape."
As Insider previously reported, Depp filed a defamation suit against Heard in response to an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post that detailed her experience with domestic violence. Depp's name wasn't mentioned, but the article was widely interpreted as being about him. Heard countersued Depp for $100 million last year due to statements her ex's lawyers made about her.
Later during the show, Stern said that any plan Depp had to revive his career and public image with this trial would not work.
"This will not go well," Stern said. "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."
The radio jockey then continued to take aim at the way Depp has spoken during the trial.
He said: "First of all, his difficulty in speaking the English language is fantastic. And the accent. First of all, isn't he from like the south of the Midwest? Johnny Depp was born in Kentucky. Does that sound like a guy from Kentucky?"
Insider reached out to a rep for Depp, who didn't immediately respond
Depp was cross-examined by Heard's lawyer Monday. During his time on the stand, Depp discussed his career, history of drug and alcohol use, and his tumultuous relationship with Heard, which ended in divorce in 2017.
Heard has yet to take the stand.
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