Kathy Griffin calls Johnny Depp ‘bloated booze bag’ amid Amber Heard verdict


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Kathy Griffin didn’t mince words when asked about her opinion on Johnny Depp this week, calling him an “orange, fat, bloated booze bag.”

Griffin is the latest celebrity to endorse Amber Heard after the jury in her libel trial found she had defamed her former husband.

Depp was found guilty of one count of defamation in Heard’s counterclaim, but has enjoyed high-profile celebrity support since the early days of the trial.

During the trial, both parties raised allegations of violence against each other, all of which have been consistently denied.

At the beginning of a June 2 call-in episode of CNN political analyst Brian Karem’s Just Ask the Question podcast, Karem asked Griffin for her opinion on the Depp Heard trial.

Griffin began her statements by saying she was “friends of Amber Heard,” adding, “I totally believe her.”

She said the ruling was “really disturbing” for her as a woman and a feminist.

Referring to the testimonies of several female witnesses and the possible pressure they felt to “change their tune,” she said, “Nobody wants to get Kathy Griffin-ed as I was very famously canceled and blacklisted and all the stuff.”

FAIRFAX, VA – MAY 27: Johnny Depp gestures to fans during a break outside of court during the civil trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard at Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp is claiming alleged $50 million in damages to his career over a comment Heard wrote in The Washington Post in 2018. (Photo by Cliff Owen/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 11: Kathy Griffin attends the Los Angeles premiere of ‘George Carlin’s American Dream’ at the Avalon Hollywood & Bardot on May 11, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
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Griffin referenced the infamous photo shoot where she held a form of Donald Trump’s severed head, which led to her being widely criticized and attacked in the media.

There is no evidence that any of the women called to the stand to speak for Depp were forced to make statements in support of Depp, or that she felt undue pressure to change past experiences.

Griffin then called the discussion surrounding the trial a “social media bloodbath” and said #MeToo isn’t dead yet. She then turned her comedic focus to Depp’s current state.

“I just think Depp is gross,” she said. “You know what I find funny?” She continued:

Those Johnny Depp Stans who talk about this process and yet refuse to show pictures of what he currently looks like, which is a big orange, fat, bloated bag of liquor. He looks like Donald Trump with a ponytail. And so they keep sticking up for him and they’re like, ‘Amber is killing Johnny! He’s so beautiful and dreamy!’ I think okay he talks like Kanye when Kanye had his jaw wired. He’s got a fake accent, like he did when Madonna became British. So you know who are we kidding here?

Karem agreed that Depp’s newfound accent is suspicious.

“He’s a kid from Kentucky, so every time I hear that from him I’m like, ‘He didn’t learn to speak like that in Kentucky,'” Karem said.

“He learned it from his idol, Keith Richards,” Griffin quipped.

She also tore up his fans waiting outside the courtroom every day, saying: “And just the whole thing of how he had his digital warriors out there. It’s… it’s a middle-aged man. That’s pathetic. Well, anyway, I don’t get it… I don’t get it.”

The six-week trial between Depp and Heard excited the world as it was broadcast live at every court session.

Depp sued ex-wife Heard for three lines in a 2018 op-ed for $50 million The Washington Post which she co-authored with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Heard is suing $100 million over statements Depp and his camp made about her.

The jury found Heard guilty of all counts of defamation and ordered her to pay Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

The jury also found Depp guilty of defamation stemming from an April 8, 2020 article by his associate Adam Waldman. They asked Depp to pay Heard $2 million in damages.

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