The defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has been dragging on for weeks. A number of witnesses — including both Depp and Heard — have testified, either virtually or in person. Both sides have claimed that the other has caused them extreme emotional stress and a significant loss of income. At this point, it seems that the court of public opinion is firmly rooted on the side of Johnny Depp. However, one veteran actor is not only against Depp, but went so far as to call Depp “sickening.”
David Krumholtz has been in Hollywood for decades and has more than 100 acting credits to his name. Krumholtz is most well-known to Disney fans for playing Head Elf Bernard in both The Santa Clause and The Santa Clause 2. In his years of acting, Krumholtz has starred alongside a number of big Hollywood names. One of those names is Amber Heard, who Krumholtz worked with on the 2011 series The Playboy Club.
Amber Heard has not been faring very well in her trial against Johnny Depp. She has been caught lying under oath on multiple occasions and recordings have been produced in which she admitted to abusing Depp, daring him to speak out and saying no one would believe him. All of these things have apparently led to Heard’s role in Aquaman 2 being reduced to just 1o minutes. It was even reported that WarnerBros. has ended her contract to appear in more of the superhero movies.
Despite all of that, Krumholtz took to Instagram recently to say that he wholeheartedly supported Heard and believes everything that she has said about Johnny Depp. Krumholtz shared the following message on his Instagram stories:
“Amber Heard is a victim of abuse by Johnny Depp. Don’t ya just love his work? Isn’t he handsome? Heard he’s a sweetheart! Captain Jack Sparrow!!! Drugs and alcohol turn men into monsters… I believe Amber Heard… She is not innocent. But she IS a victim. Johnny Depp’s smugness during the trial is sickening… I worked with Amber Heard. She is not psychotic. She is brilliant and strong and got caught up in bulls***. She made a mistake. Why is Johnny suing her? Because he has not owned up to his raging addiction issues.”
Krumholtz continued, saying that Amber Heard had nothing to do with Depp’s career hitting a severe roadblock. Krumholtz said that Depp ruined his own career because of the addiction that he had to drugs and alcohol. Depp has admitted to struggling with drugs after he was prescribed strong opiates following a dental procedure.
Instagram Stories only stay on a user’s profile for 24 hours, so Krumholtz’s story is no longer available.
Depp and Heard’s defamation trial has started once again, and Depp was originally supposed to testify, with Heard’s attorney calling him to the stand. However, it was revealed on Monday afternoon that Depp was no longer going to be called to the stand.