Ricky Gervais finally says what we're all thinking about the Johnny Depp Amber Heard case 1 month ago

Ricky Gervais finally says what we're all thinking about the Johnny Depp Amber Heard case

He's not wrong

Ricky Gervais has given his two cents on the ongoing Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard case and has pretty much said what we're all thinking: essentially - it's weird that a serious court case is being televised for the public's entertainment.

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Speaking to fellow comedian and street journalist Adam Glyn while visiting New York, the 60-year-old creator of The Office was asked some questions about stand-up ahead of his latest special, Supernature, being released on Netflix.

However, the conversation quickly turned to the subject of Depp's defamation lawsuit against Heard and what his opinion was on the high-profile case.

"I stay away from all that, I don't really look at that celebrity stuff, even though this isn't celebrity [stuff] is it - but I try not to have it in my head," said Gervais.

Ricky Gervais Johnny Depp friendship Credit: BBC/The Graham Norton Show

Depp, 58, featured in Gervais and Stephen Merchant's Life's Too Short and the pair have shared a number of friendly appearances alongside each other at the Golden Globes and on The Graham Norton Show.

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He went on to add: "I don't think either of them are going to come out of it as a win because all of your private stuff... I don't know, I hate having to go through it and it's even weirder that they televise a court case [something those in the UK aren't accustomed to] So I don't really do that stuff."

With that in mind, the interviewer might have been hoping to get more of a decisive reaction from Gervais but as many of his fans pointed out on social media, he did well not to get drawn into the gossip and headline-hunting over what is a very serious case involving spousal abuse.

The trial has now entered what is scheduled to be its final week, though it has already been delayed once due to the pace with which each party's legal counsel were progressing. That being said, a verdict is expected to be announced on May 27.

It is also thought that Depp will not take the stand again for the remainder of the case as Heard's legal team has branded him "uncontrollable as a witness".

You can watch Gyln's whistle-stop chat with Gervais down below:

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