Mickey Rourke didn’t mince words when giving his opinion on Amber Heard after she lost the defamation trial against her ex-husband Johnny Depp. The Wrestler actor called Amber, 36, a “gold digger” in a new interview with Piers Morgan on Tuesday, July 12. Mickey, 69, explained that he felt like he was able to relate to Johnny, 59, after a similar experience.
When asked about how he felt after the Pirates of the Caribbean star won the trial against Amber, Mickey explained why he felt a kinship with his Once Upon a Time In Mexico co-star. “I know Johnny for many years, but I don’t really know him intimately. All I can say is: I was in a situation one time where I was blamed for something I didn’t do. It cost me movie jobs for several years,” he said. “It caused me a bad reputation, and finally, the truth came out, but the truth came out after I lost movies, and I lost jobs.”
After explaining why he felt similar to Johnny, Mickey had a less-than-flattering name for the Aquaman actress. “So, I felt bad for somebody that is trying to get chopped down by some gold digger,” he said. When Piers asked if the actor considered Amber to be a gold digger, he responded, “Absolutely.”
While Johnny and Amber’s trial captivated fans for weeks until a verdict was reached in June, The Stand actress has appealed the verdict, and her legal team has motioned for a mistrial after they claimed that the wrong juror was seated in the trial. Despite the jury awarding Johnny $10 million and Amber $2 million, the legal battle may not be entirely over just yet.
While Amber’s legal team is still pursuing their options, Johnny has gotten back to work on a number of projects since the trial ended, including a new movie, where he was spotted with a fresh hairstyle in Paris. He’s also been working on music, with a tour on the horizon in 2023, plus a new album with his friend Jeff Beck expected on Friday, July 15.