Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial had been grabbing the headlines for quite some time. The long-tenured UFC Commentator Joe Rogan and actor Zachary Levi recently discussed the trial on the latest episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.
Joe Rogan opens up on the public trial that streamed on YouTube
Levi believes the trial shouldn’t have taken place publicly because both Depp and Heard have their own issues to work through.
Rogan believes it was beneficial for the 59-year-old actor for the trial to be streamed because it created a media “circus” and was important for male victims of domestic abuse:
“I think he wanted the circus because the circus exposes the truth, to get her to talk about stuff on camera. He felt like she would kind of fall apart. Are we trying to pretend the jury didn’t know how the rest of the world felt?… Do we give up on that? Jurors being influenced by the outside world?”
The UFC color commentator was also curious to know who was being paid by the advertisers during the trial and the amount of money being made from reactions to the event on YouTube:
“Who gets paid for the advertising of that trial? There must have been a lot of it. A lot of it was available on YouTube. Everybody wanted to know what everyone else thought of it. The trial was a perfect thing to have a reaction video to.”
According to reports, the famous Hollywood actor filed a $50 million defamation suit against his ex-wife for a column she wrote for The Washington Post. She further accused the Pirates of the Caribbean actor of domestic violence. The actress filed a countersuit for $100 million against Depp in response. It was also noted that WWE legend might be involved in the case as well.
During the trial, it was noted that Amber Heard reportedly defecated on The Pirates of the Caribbean star’s bed. According to Heard, it was a practical joke gone wrong. There were also many other reasons presented by her and her team as to where the feces came from. Logan Paul recently opened up on the matter and shared his take.
The dramatic conclusion of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial that lasted for six long weeks saw the jury awarding Depp $15 million in damages. The jury also favored some aspects of Heard’s counter-suit and awarded her $2 million in compensatory damages. Recently, several members of the sports fraternity commented on the matter. The UFC commentator Joe Rogan reacted to the final verdict of the trial. Rogan said Heard suffers from severe mental health problems.