Everyone has been talking about the highly publicized libel lawsuit involving Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and it’s only natural that its revelations are used as comedy fodder for comedians. Chris Rock, who has been at the center of another recent controversy, even weighed in on Depp v Heard in a new comedy set. And there’s no question which side Rock has chosen based on his jokes.
Per LADbible, Rock made the comments during a May 12 show in London as part of his Ego Death tour. He first brought up the topic of cancellation culture, leading to a mention of consent and the #MeToo movement. From there, he joked that what people should do now is believe all women. Except Amber Heard. As Rock put it:
“Believe all women, believe all women…except Amber Heard … What the hell is she doing? They s**t in his bed! She’s okay, but she’s not damn good. She s**t in his bed. Once you s**t in someone’s bed, you’re just guilty of everything. She s**t in his bed. What the hell is going on there? Wow. And they had a relationship after That. It must be awesome p**** … I’ve been with some crazy b*****s but damn it.”
Although Rock is only joking, the truth is that Depp and Heard didn’t continue their relationship long after the alleged incident with the bed. Depp has testified that this was the moment he knew the marriage was over and decided to go ahead and end the marriage. The following month, the couple officially divorced. Just a few days later, Heard went public with claims of domestic violence, filing a restraining order against Depp. That was the first domino to fall and led to this ongoing process of libel.
Chris Rock Still Silent About Will Smith
Chris Rock had a lot to say about the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial, but he’s been largely silent about his own controversy with Will Smith. In March, Rock was slammed by Smith on live television after joking about Jada Pinkett Smith at the Oscars. Rock has not publicly commented on the situation, other than a few short jokes on comedy shows. After a man attacked Dave Chappelle on Netflix is a Joke: The Festival, Rock quipped, “Was that Will Smith?”
He also joked that he got his “hearing back” at another gig. Rock also teased that he’s waiting to “get paid” before actually opening up about that situation, suggesting he saves that story for a high-paying interview or something. For now, he’s sticking to his comedic appearances and apparently focusing on some of the other big stories that have hit the press in recent months.
Meanwhile, the Depp v Heard trial continues. The court of public opinion appears to be on Depp’s side, but it is up to a jury to decide whether he will win this trial.
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