Howard Stern Slams Johnny Depp For 'Overacting' During Depp-Heard Trial
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Howard Stern has accused Johnny Depp of 'overacting' in his $50 million defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Yesterday (25 April), the American radio and TV personality spoke out about the lawsuit on an episode of his Sirius XM radio programme,The Howard Stern Show.
He branded the Pirates of the Caribbean star as being a 'narcissist'.
Stern accused Depp of having 'wanted it [the trial] televised' because of being able to 'talk [his] way out of anything'.
He said: "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. I could act my way through anything'."
Stern then told his co-host Robin Quivers how he would 'play some clips from the Johnny Depp trial'.
"If he isn't acting - I mean, he's so overacting because he's writing his own material as he goes along," he commented.
Stern went on to attack Depp's voice and presentation of himself amid the trial and how he left 'lots of room to embarrass' himself by testifying across two days.
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?"
Stern reflected how Depp 'shouldn't be putting this [the trial] on TV in any shape'.
"He's trying to save his career. I don't think this is going to help," Quivers added.
Stern responded: "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. 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 host resolved that both Depp and Heard are 'coming off really badly' in the trial.
Depp is suing his ex-wife over an opinion piece she wrote for The Washington Post which insinuated she had been a victim of domestic abuse during the pair's marriage.
Depp's $50 lawsuit has since been met with a $100 million countersuit by Heard's legal team, who claimed the Edward Scissorhands actor had orchestrated a 'smear campaign' against her.
The trial has so far seen Depp take to the stand three times, questioned about his childhood, upbringing, relationship with his parents and how he first became an actor, alongside his relationship with Heard being put under the microscope.
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