FAIRFAX, Va. — Kate Moss categorically denied that her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp had ever thrown or pushed her down stairs throughout their relationship, whereas showing on the witness stand Wednesday by way of videoconference.
Moss, 48, was referred to as as a rebuttal witness for Depp, 58, throughout his $50 million defamation trial in opposition to his ex-wife Amber Heard, now in its sixth and last week in Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom in Virginia.
“He by no means pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down any stairs,” Moss, trying elegant in a white pussybow shirt and black blazer, mentioned with a smirk.
The British supermodel rebutted earlier testimony from Heard that appeared to reference a rumor that Depp had pushed Moss down a set of stairs when the 2 have been courting within the Nineties.
Talking from Gloucester, England, Moss recounted for the jurors how she had been leaving her lodge room on the Golden Eye resort in Jamaica throughout a rainstorm when she fell down a flight of stairs and suffered an harm.
“Johnny had left the room earlier than I did, and there had been a rainstorm. And as I left the room, I slid down the steps and damage my again,” she mentioned.
“I screamed as a result of I didn’t know what occurred to me and I used to be in ache,” Moss testified. “And [Depp] got here operating again to assist me and carried me to my room and acquired me medical consideration.”
Depp’s legal professional Ben Chew requested the witness: “Did Mr. Depp push you in any means down the steps?”
“No,” Moss replied.
The high-profile witness was let go after solely a few minutes with out being subjected to cross-examination by Heard’s authorized crew.
A supply near Depp instructed The Publish Wednesday: “The steps accident was simply that — an accident — when she slipped on stairs whereas [it was] raining and Mr. Depp instantly tended to her and sought out medical consideration for her.”
Heard’s crew, although, was apparently not impressed with Moss’ testimony, with a supply near the actress telling The Publish in an announcement: “So Johnny Depp didn’t abuse Kate Moss. That makes him 1 for two within the abuse column.
“However, to this point, he’s 0 for 1 within the courtroom on the central concern on this case again when he misplaced the identical precise case in England. And when the jury deliberates over the singular concern on this case — whether or not Amber Heard can train her proper of Freedom of Speech — he’ll be 0 for two, regardless of how a lot his legal professionals attempt to distract and divert the jury’s consideration.”
Moss was 20 years outdated when she met Depp, who was then 31. The well-known duo dated one another between 1994 and 1997, earlier than the “Edward Scissorhands” broke up with the style icon and moved on to French actress Vanessa Paradis, the long run mom of his two youngsters, Lily-Rose and Jack.
Regardless of the cut up, which Moss described in a 2012 Vainness Honest profile as a “nightmare” adopted by “years and years of crying,” she has remained staunchly supportive of her ex.
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“There’s no one that’s ever actually been in a position to maintain me. Johnny did for a bit,” Moss instructed the journal.
Heard, 36, introduced up Moss in her Could 5 testimony, recounting a March 2015 battle through which she punched Depp within the face out of concern he was going to shove her sister, Whitney Henriquez, down a staircase.
The “Aquaman” actress mentioned she “immediately” thought of “Kate Moss and the steps” — prompting Depp lawyer Ben Chew to show and fist-pump.
A supply near Depp instructed The Publish on the time: “Amber talked about an ex of Johnny’s that clearly she felt was not supportive of him, which couldn’t be farther from the reality.”
Throughout Depp’s 2020 UK trial in opposition to Britain’s Solar, Heard alleged that her ex-husband had as soon as shoved Moss down a flight of stairs.
Describing the identical battle involving her sister, Heard instructed the British courtroom on the time: “I remembered info I had heard [that] he pushed a former girlfriend — I imagine it was Kate Moss — down the steps. I had heard this rumor from two individuals and it was recent in my thoughts.”
Depp sued the Solar over an article that branded him a “spouse beater.” He misplaced the case after the UK excessive courtroom substantiated the vast majority of Heard’s allegations of abuse.