Howard Stern branded Johnny Depp a “huge narcissist” and called him out for “overacting” in his ongoing defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
“The reason he wanted that on — he wanted it televised [because] that’s what narcissists do,” the shock jock said Monday on his SiriusXM radio show while discussing of Depp’s highly publicized legal battle with Heard, per Mediaite.
“They think they can talk their way out of anything,” Stern, 68, continued. “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.’”
The former “America’s Got Talent” judge then accused Depp of putting on a show.
“I’ll play you 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 continued. “You know, I gotta tell you, he’s wrong. He shouldn’t be putting this on TV in any shape.”
Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for defamation after she alluded that their relationship was allegedly abusive in an op-ed piece written for The Washington Post in 2018. The case has been livestreamed via various platforms since April 11.
Stern also opined that Depp and Heard sound like “two battling children” — and predicted that their respective careers can’t be saved no mater the outcome of the trial.
“That’s what narcissists do, [they say], ‘I will charm the pants off of America at the trial.’ No you won’t! This will not go well,” he said. “It’s not going well for you, it’s not going well for her. It’s not going well for anybody.”
Stern also poked fun at Depp’s perplexing accent.
“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,” he said of the Owensboro native. “Does that sound like a guy from Kentucky?”
Depp’s cross-examination concluded April 25. Heard has not yet testified yet, though she is scheduled to do so in the coming days.
Depp and Heard finalized their divorce in January 2017 nearly two years after trying the knot in a private ceremony on the “Cry Baby” actor’s private island in the Caribbean.