Kate Moss took the stand nearly on Wednesday within the $50 million Johnny Depp–Amber Heard defamation trial, pushing again in opposition to a rumor that her ex-boyfriend had shoved her down the steps and undermining Heard’s testimony on the incident.
The supermodel solely spoke for a couple of minutes, with Heard’s protection workforce declining to cross-examine her, THR and Deadline reported.
“He by no means pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any sort of stairs,” Moss mentioned by way of video hyperlink from Gloucester, England. “As I left the room, I slid down the steps and I damage my again. And I screamed as a result of I didn’t know what occurred to me, and I used to be in ache. He got here operating again to assist me and carried me to my room and received me medical consideration.”
Depp and Moss dated from 1994 to 1998, and rumour has lengthy held that Depp behaved violently throughout that point. In 1994 he was arrested after trashing a room on the Mark Resort after allegedly getting right into a struggle with Moss.
Depp’s legal professionals had been solely allowed to name Moss as a rebuttal witness after Heard talked about her first, in an incident that appeared to as soon as once more spotlight how significantly better ready his workforce was for the authorized and public relations struggle.
Earlier, Heard had testified that Depp had tried to strike her sister, Whitney Henriques, who on the time was close to a flight of stairs. “I simply see my little sister together with her again to the staircase and Johnny swings at her,” Heard mentioned. “I don’t hesitate or wait. I simply immediately consider Kate Moss and the steps, and I swung at him.”
She added, “In all of my relationship thus far with Johnny, I hadn’t landed a blow. I, for the primary time, hit him — really hit him, sq. within the face.” Her sister additionally testified that Depp had been abusive.