Kathy Griffin did not mince phrases when requested for her opinion of Johnny Depp this week, calling him an “orange, fats, bloated boozebag.”Griffin is the newest movie star to come back out in help of Amber Heard after the jury in her defamation trial discovered she had defamed her former husband.Depp was discovered responsible of 1 rely of defamation in Heard’s countersuit, however has loved high-profile movie star help for the reason that early days of the trial.Through the trial each events leveling allegations of violence towards the opposite, all of which have been constantly denied.At first of a June 2 call-in episode of CNN political analyst Brian Karem’s “Simply Ask the Query” podcast, Karem requested Griffin for her ideas on the Depp-Heard trial.Griffin prefaced her statements by saying she’s “mates with Amber Heard,” including, “I fully consider her.”She stated the decision was “actually disturbing” to her as a girl and a feminist.Referring to the testimony of a number of feminine witnesses, and the doable stress they felt to “change their tune,” she stated “no person desires to get Kathy Griffin-ed, as I used to be very famously canceled and blacklisted and all that stuff.”
FAIRFAX, VA – MAY 27: Johnny Depp gestures to his followers throughout a recess exterior court docket through the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard civil trial at Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom on Could 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp is in search of $50 million in alleged damages to his profession over an op-ed Heard wrote within the Washington Submit in 2018.(Photograph by Cliff Owen/Consolidated Information Photos/Getty Photographs) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 11: Kathy Griffin attends the Los Angeles Premiere of “George Carlin’s American Dream” at Avalon Hollywood & Bardot on Could 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photograph by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Photographs)
Griffin was referring to the notorious photoshoot through which she held a mould of Donald Trump’s severed head, which led to her being extensively criticized and attacked within the media.There isn’t any proof that any of the females known as to the stand to talk on Depp’s behalf have been coerced into making statements in help of Depp, or felt undue stress to change alter previous experiences.Griffin then known as the dialogue across the trial a “social media massacre,” and opined that #MeToo is just not useless but. Then, she set her comedic sights on the present state of Depp.”I simply suppose Depp is gross,” she stated. “Are you aware what I discover humorous?” She went on:These Johnny Depp stans which are speaking about this trial and but they refuse to indicate photos of what he seems to be like now, which is a giant orange fats bloated boozebag. He seems to be like Donald Trump with a ponytail. And they also maintain sticking up for him and being like, ‘Amber is taking down Johnny! He is so beautiful and dreamy!’ I am like, okay, he talks like Kanye when Kanye had his jaw wired. He has a pretend accent like when Madonna turned British. So, you understand, who’re we kidding right here?Karem agreed that Depp’s newfound accent is suspect.”He is a Kentucky boy so each time I hear that from him I am going, ‘He did not be taught to talk like that in Kentucky,'” Karem stated.”He discovered it from his idol Keith Richards,” quipped Griffin.She additionally ripped his followers who waited exterior the courtroom every day, saying, “And simply the entire thing of how he had, like, his digital warriors exterior. It is… this can be a middle-aged man. That is pathetic. So, anyway, I do not… I do not get it.”
The six-week trial between Depp and Heard gripped the world because it was broadcast reside each time court docket was in session.Depp sued ex-wife Heard for $50 million over three traces in a 2018 op-ed revealed in The Washington Submit that she co-authored with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Heard countersued for $100 million over statements Depp and his camp had made about her.The jury discovered Heard responsible of defamation on all counts and ordered her to pay Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.The jury additionally discovered Depp responsible of a defamation cost stemming from an April 8, 2020, article by his affiliate, Adam Waldman. They ordered Depp to pay Heard $2 million in compensatory damages.