Piers Morgan calls Johnny Depp and Amber Heard 'supreme narcissists' amid legal battle

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Piers Morgan leaves BBC Broadcasting House, London, after appearing on the BBC One current affairs programme, Sunday Morning. Picture date: Sunday January 16, 2022.
Piers Morgan has had a pop at Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. (PA)

Piers Morgan has laid into Johnny Depp and Amber Heard as their legal battle rumbles on, calling them “supreme narcissists”.

Depp is suing his former wife over a 2018 piece she wrote in The Washington Post in which she said she was a "public figure representing domestic abuse”. Heard – who did not mention her ex or anyone else by name — is counter-suing.

Former Good Morning Britain star Morgan has weighed in as their case goes on, accusing the pair of being “whiny wastrels” and saying they are playing victims.

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He let rip in an opinion piece in The New York Post, saying: “I can honestly say that the number of f**** I give about this shamelessly deluded and self-obsessed pair of whiny wastrels could be written on the back of Mycoplasma genitalium, the planet’s smallest living organism and, appropriately, a parasitic bacterium that lives in our waste disposal organs.”

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arriving at the European Premiere of The Rum Diary, Odeon Cinema, Kensington High St, London.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard married in 2015. (PA)

The TV star went on: “Now they’re both playing the victim at a time when there are millions of real victims suffering from war, a killer virus, and crippling rises in the cost of living.”

Citing the conflict in Ukraine and COVID and saying queues at US food banks were at high levels, Morgan said he couldn’t think of anyone less deserving of his sympathy than the Hollywood actors.

Depp, 58, and Heard, 35, met in 2009 on the set of Hunter S Thompson adaptation The Rum Diary and  they went on to tie the knot in 2015.

US actress Amber Heard looks on during Johnny Depp's defamation trial against her at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on April 13, 2022. - Heard is being sued for defamation by her former husband, US actor Johnny Depp, after she wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018 that, without naming Depp, accused him of domestic abuse. (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Amber Heard looks on during Johnny Depp's defamation trial against her. (AFP via Getty Images)

However, Heard filed for divorce around a year after they exchanged vows and their divorce was finalised in 2017.

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In 2020, Pirates Of The Caribbean star Depp lost a libel case against The Sun over an article that called him a "wife beater".

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