The actor, 58, is suing his ex-wife for $50m (£40.8m) for insinuating he had abused her in a 2018
article. Despite not explicitly naming Depp, his legal team argued there was a “clear implication that Mr Depp is a domestic abuser”, which they say is “categorically and demonstrably false."
“I know it’s not the most pertinent story at the moment,” Kate McKinnon said. “But with all the problems in the world, isn’t it nice to have a news story we all can collectively say ‘, glad it ain’t me?’”
She then turned to the "live coverage" of the trial and spoofed one of the trial's biggest talking points: the infamous 'poop' incident. The segment showed the cast claiming they had found "lost footage", with Kyle Mooney playing Depp.
For context, Depp had previously claimed that a "faecal matter" was found on his side of the bed after an argument on Heard's 30th birthday. His security guard sent the actor a photo. Depp said that Heard "tried to blame it on the dogs," which he alleged was untrue.
It\u2019s been nearly 24 hours and I\u2019m still sick to my stomach that @nbcsnl did a cold open making light of the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp trial.\n\nThis isn\u2019t a joke, it\u2019s a story of horrific abuse and just shows how little regard we have for survivors.
everyone involved in the Johnny depp/amber heard trial skit at snl is going to hell in gasoline undies because ain\u2019t no way people sat down, pitched the idea, wrote it, practiced it for a week and still saw nothing wrong with it
— selling sunset music supervisor (@selling sunset music supervisor)
Who watched the Johnny Depp trial/cold open on Saturday Night Live? This might actually be the cast and group of writers that gets SNL canceled.