Piers Morgan compared Amber Heard to Meghan Markle as he took a swipe at the actress over her post-trial interview.
In a recent episode of his talk show “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” the British journalist, 57, discussed Heard’s new sit-down interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, weeks after a Virginia jury ruled that the “Aquaman” star defamed Johnny Depp in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed about surviving domestic abuse. Heard partially won her countersuit, with the jury finding that Depp’s former lawyer defamed her when he called her claims of abuse “a hoax.”
During her interview, which aired in two parts Tuesday and Wednesday on “Today,” Heard said she stands by her testimony during the trial, including her allegations of abuse against Depp.
In a discussion with his guest, civil rights attorney Lisa Bloom, Morgan claimed that Heard’s interview reminded him of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s 2021 bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which the couple opened up about their decision to step back as working royals and made accusations of racism against the royal family.
“When I watched [Heard’s interview] … my mind went back to Meghan Markle’s Oprah Winfrey ‘whine-a-thon’ because the longer Amber Heard talks, the more she whines, the more she plays the victim, the more she tries to blame everybody but herself, as with Meghan Markle, the less I believe her,” Morgan told Bloom. “I just find her to be a really incredible or uncredible witness, or both.”
However, Bloom said she has “a lot of sympathy” for Heard, describing the trial and its aftermath as a “horrific” experience for the actress.
“I agree with the couple’s marriage counselor that [Depp and Heard] were both abusive to each other. And there’s no question that she was vilified on social media,” the lawyer told Morgan, noting that the actress said she had to pass by numerous Depp fans holding up signs saying that she “deserved to die” every time she went to court during the six-week trial.
The attorney also said that she believes giving the interview was not a good idea on Heard’s part, explaining that she was concerned the actress could be hit with another defamation lawsuit after calling Depp “a liar” and repeating her abuse claims.
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, a former New York judge and prosecutor, recently shared a similar take, saying on “The Five” that Depp “can sue” Heard again after she doubled down on her abuse claims.
In her interview with Guthrie, Heard admitted that she fears she could face further lawsuits from her former husband if she continues to speak out about their relationship following their trial.
“I took for granted what I assumed was my right to speak. I’m scared that no matter what I do, no matter what I say, or how I say it — every step that I take will present another opportunity for this sort of — silencing, which is what, I guess, a defamation lawsuit is meant to do. It’s meant to take your voice,” the actress said.
Heard also said that despite everything, she still has love in her heart for Depp. “I have no bad feelings or ill will towards him at all,” she insisted.
Heard’s interview with Guthrie airs in a special this Friday on “Dateline.”