Mickey Rourke has labeled Amber Heard "a gold digger" in a recent interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored.
The 69-year-old actor and former boxer did a candid interview with Morgan’s TalkTV show, which aired on Tuesday night (July 12). During the show, The Wrestler star discussed the former celebrity couple and their $50 million defamation case.
"Well, you know, I know Johnny for many years, but I don't really know him intimately," Rourke said after being asked by the host if he saw the highly publicized six-week trial.
"All I could say is I was in a situation one time where I got blamed for something that I didn’t do. It cost me movie jobs for several years and it caused a bad reputation," he continued.
"And finally, the truth came out but the truth came out after I lost movies and I lost jobs and so I felt bad for somebody that is trying to get chopped down by some gold digger, you know," Rourke added.Watch the moment below:
The 57-year-old talk show host probed: "You think that's what she was?" to which the ex-boxer replied "Abso- f***ing-lutely. Absolutely."
Rourke's comments come after a seven-person jury in Fairfax, Virginia, concluded that the 36-year-old Aquaman actress defamed the Pirates of the Caribbean star in her 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post.
While the 59-year-old actor wasn’t named in the article - in which, she claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse - Depp's legal team argued that the piece was defamatory against her ex-husband.
The court agreed and awarded him $10.4 million in compensatory and punitive damages. The Danish Girl actress was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages out of the $100 million she was seeking in her countersuit.[[imagecaption|| Credit: Sipa US / Alamy]]
Elsewhere during the Uncensored interview, Rourke discussed Top Gun: Maverick star Tom Cruise and branded him as "irrelevant".
The Hollywood star shared his thoughts on the 60-year-old's action sequel, and said: "I got no respect for that… I don’t care about money and power. I care about, when I watch Al Pacino working, Chris Walken and De Niro’s early work and Richard Harris’s work and Ray Winstone’s work."
"That’s the kind of actor I want to be like… Brando back in the day. The kind of guys who tried to stretch as actors," he said before Morgan whether he thinks Cruise is a "good actor". Rourke replied: "I think he’s irrelevant in my world."