Bill Burr has become the latest well-known figure to express his support for Johnny Depp’s quest to clear his name. On Depp’s defamation suit against Amber Heard, the comic said that that the actor is “absolutely destroying her” during the trial.
“I’m too big a Johnny Depp fan to watch [the trial]. I love that guy and I just — I don’t want to hear all these personal details and s***,” Burr said on his Monday Morning Podcast. “From what I’ve seen, the guy is f****** destroying. And what’s great about this, is if he really does expose this woman for lying, I’m wondering — all these people that, you know, just accepted her lies about him if they’re going to apologize somehow ’cause they publicly trashed him.”
Burr continued and said that it would“be nice” if people “publicly apologized and said, ‘Maybe next time we won’t jump to conclusions.'”
“It really does amaze me how the pendulum just does not seem to swing the other way. That all of these women’s groups that when they see a woman that lies like this, which really hurts their position, because there are women out there that are in a relationship that this woman evidently lied and claimed that she was in when she wasn’t. And for someone to go out and lie about it, hurts the people that are actually in it. So, you would think they would cover this,” he continued. “I think it really hurts feminism if they want more men to come along.”
In a 2018 Washington Post op-ed, Heard defined herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse” and Depp is suing her for $50 million as a result of this. It was in 2016 when the Aquaman actor leveled the assault allegations against Depp.
“If this really goes in the direction that everything she was saying was absolutely bulls***… It just doesn’t f****** seem right and you know what? It doesn’t sit well with me,” Burr added. “It sounds like Johnny’s going to [win], which makes me happy.”
After three weeks of witness testimony, Depp’s legal team decided to rest their case on Tuesday. Heard’s attorneys attempted to have the case dismissed before presenting their defense, which is typical procedure, but the motion was refused by the court. The actress is speaking in court on Wednesday in the late afternoon hours.
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