Podcast host Joe Rogan suggested that actress Amber Heard must have found her legal team “on Craigslist” as the defamation trial between Heard and her ex-husband, actor Johnny Depp, came to a close at the end of last week.
Rogan discussed the issue during Thursday’s episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience” with fellow podcast host and computer scientist Lex Fridman, and he argued that if the trial just came down to which party had the better lawyers, Depp would certainly come out ahead.
“It seems like Johnny Depp’s lawyers are really good,” Fridman said — and Rogan agreed as Fridman continued, “I wonder if they cost a lot more, like, do you have to pay a lot more for that kind of quality?”
Rogan mentioned Camille Vasquez, one of Depp’s attorneys, and suggested that maybe the two of them should get together. “That Camille Vasquez, that lady’s a gangster. She’s amazing. I hope Johnny and her fall in love. That’s what I hope. I hope after this trial’s over, they go out to dinner and he thanks her, and then they fall in love and he gets sober.”
“Look at you. You’re such a sweetheart romantic,” Fridman joked, and Rogan kept going.
“I think she loves him. I think she loves him. And I think she hates Amber. Cause Amber hurt him,” Rogan insisted.
Rogan’s producer interjected to inform the host that Vasquez was already dating someone.
“Oh, well f*** that guy. He doesn’t have a chance against Johnny Depp,” Rogan objected. “Jesus Christ. Step aside, sir!”
Rogan and Fridman went on to mock Dr. David R. Spiegel — an expert witness for Heard — who raised eyebrows when he admitted on the stand that his assessment of the actor was not based on personal knowledge but rather on his testimony during the trial and his performance in films.
“I hope that Johnny Depp plays him in a movie,” Fridman said of Spiegel. “Somebody wrote in the comments that he feels like — a patient who escaped from an insane asylum and is pretending to be a psychiatrist.”
“That’s probably all she could afford. Her f***ing lawyers are terrible,” Rogan replied. “She probably found ’em on Craigslist. They don’t make any sense. Their questions are terrible. They’re so ill prepared.”
Rogan then turned on Heard, adding, “But also — what are they dealing with? Like what are they dealing with? They’re dealing with someone who’s a clear sociopath, a clear liar.”
The trial’s closing arguments were completed on Friday, following an interruption when a number of phones in the courtroom alerted at once — which the judge initially claimed was an AMBER Alert. It was later reported that the alert was a storm warning for Fairfax County, Virginia.