Mickey Rourke believes Amber Heard was only after Johnny Depp’s money in the defamation lawsuit against the exes.
†[I’ve known] Johnny for many years, but I don’t really know him intimately,” the “Sin City” star, 69, said on “Piers Morgan Uncensored” Monday. “All I could say is that once I was in a situation where I was blamed for something I didn’t do. It cost me several years of film jobs and it gave me a bad reputation.”
Rourke may have been referring to his model ex-wife Carré Otis’ claims that he was abusive and had threatened to kill himself if she didn’t marry him. They were married from 1991 to 1999.
“Finally the truth came out, but the truth came out after I lost movies and lost jobs, and so I felt bad for someone trying to get chopped down by some gold digger,” the “Angel Heart” star continued. , referring to Depp and Heard.
When Piers Morgan asked if Rourke believes Heard is a gold digger, the actor replied, “Abso-f-king-lutely. Absolutely.”
Depp, 59, filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Heard, 36, in 2019 after she wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post about surviving domestic violence. She sued him in 2020 for $100 million.
Although Heard didn’t mention Depp in the piece, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star claimed that his ex-wife, whom he was married to from 2015 to 2017, had fabricated allegations of abuse in an attempt to score a major divorce settlement and all that. damaged his career.
In June, Depp’s name was cleared when he won the case and was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Heard had a small win over her opponent, with the jury awarding her $2 million in compensatory damages but $0 in punitive damages.
Heard has since asked the judge to dismiss the jury’s verdict.
Rourke’s “gold digger” claim wasn’t the only controversial topic he discussed during his interview with Morgan. He also called Tom Cruise “irrelevant,” despite the “Top Gun” star, 60, raking in big cash at the box office this year for his sequel “Maverick.”