KEY POINTS

  • Howard Stern weighed in on the ongoing defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard
  • The radio personality claimed Depp wanted the trial televised because he's a "narcissist"
  • Stern said he believes Depp's and Heard's respective careers can't be saved no matter the outcome of the trial

Howard Stern criticized Johnny Depp after the actor took the stand to testify in the ongoing defamation trial between him and his ex-wife Amber Heard.

On Monday's episode of his SiriusXM radio show, Stern weighed in on the trial currently being heard at Fairfax, Virginia, claiming that the "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor was a "narcissist" and was "overacting."

"The reason [Depp] wanted that on — he wanted it televised [because] that’s what narcissists do," the shock jock was quoted by Mediaite as saying. "They think they can talk their way out of anything."

"I think Johnny Depp is a huge narcissist and what I mean by that is — he figured, 'I'll put this on TV and because I'm so persuasive and because I'm so smart, I’m such a wonderful guy,'" he continued.

Stern, 68, then accused Depp of putting on a show as he played some clips from the trial.

"I mean, he’s so overacting because he’s writing his own material as he goes along," the radio show host claimed, adding that Depp should have not televised the trial.

The former "America's Got Talent" judge said that Depp and Heard were like "two battling children" and that he believes their respective careers can't be saved no matter the outcome of the trial.

"That's what narcissists do, [they say], 'I will charm the pants off of America at the trial.' No, you won't! This will not go well," Stern claimed. "It's not going well for you, it's not going well for her. It's not going well for anybody."

Stern also poked fun at Depp's accent, noting that the "Fantastic Beasts" actor was from Kentucky but didn't sound like it and even appeared to have "difficulty" speaking the English language.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she wrote about surviving domestic abuse. The actor was not mentioned by name in the piece, but he argued that the article was "obviously referring to our relationship and to me."

When Depp took the stand last week, he said that he sued Heard because he hopes to "clear the record" of the allegations made against him.

"My goal is the truth," Depp said, adding that the abuse allegations "killed" him, tarnished his reputation and made the people in his life "think that I was a fraud and had lied to them."

"Truth is the only thing I'm interested in," the actor added.

Heard, however, insisted that she is telling the truth and has filed a $100 million countersuit against Depp, alleging that his legal team falsely accused her of fabricating claims against the actor.

Depp's cross-examination concluded Monday. Heard has not yet testified yet, though she is scheduled to do so in the coming days.

Depp and Heard finalized their divorce in January 2017 nearly two years after tying the knot.

Howard Stern "America's Got Talent" judge Howard Stern, pictured here at a Season 10 taping at Radio City Music Hall on August 11, 2015, recently exited the show. Photo: Getty