Kate Moss will reportedly testify for Johnny Depp in his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
The defamation trial between Mr. Depp and Ms. Heard began Monday, April 11, in Fairfax, Virginia, following Mr. Depp’s lawsuit against his ex-wife in March 2019. Mr. Depp argues that she killed him in a December defamed a comment published in 2018 The Washington Post entitled “I spoke out against sexual violence – and faced the wrath of our culture. That needs to change.”
Ms Moss, 48, will comment via video link on Wednesday New York Post and People magazine reports.
Mr Depp’s legal team seemed to celebrate when Ms Heard mentioned Ms Moss early in the trial.
Legal observers said at the time it could give Mr Depp’s legal team an opportunity to quash a suggestion that he pushed Ms Moss down a flight of stairs during their relationship, which lasted between 1994 and 1997.
According to the New York Post, California entertainment attorney Mitra Ahouraian said: “This is a mistake [Ms Heard] made, Kate brought up Moss, which possibly opened the door to [Mr Depp’s team] bring [Ms Moss] as a witness at the impeachment trial,” adding that Ms. Moss “could say, ‘That never happened.'”
“Amber mentioned an ex of Johnny’s that she obviously didn’t support, which couldn’t be further from the truth,” a Depp source told the newspaper.
“There is no one who has ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny has been doing it for a while,” Ms Moss said vanity fair in 2012. “I believed what he said. If I said, “What should I do?” he would tell me. And that’s what I missed when I left. I’ve really lost the measure of someone I can trust.”
While on the witness stand early in the trial, Ms Heard discussed a time she alleges Mr Depp: “[swung] at” her sister while standing with her back to a flight of stairs, which she says reminded her of another incident in which she alleges Mr Depp allegedly pushed Ms Moss down a flight of stairs.
Ms Heard said during Mr Depp’s trial in 2020 The sun in the UK, according to The Associated Press: “He was about to push her down the stairs and just before that happened I remembered information I had heard that he had a former girlfriend – I think it was Kate Moss – pushed down the stairs. ”
After Ms Heard mentioned Ms Moss in her testimony under the US case, Mr Depp’s lawyer, Ben Chew, was seen giving what appeared to be a fist pump, leading to speculation that the mention of Ms Moss was the legal team of could benefit Mr Depp in any way.
Broderick Dunn, a Virginia-based attorney, told Fox5 that “since Heard addressed Depp’s alleged past bad deeds, she may have opened the door to her own.”
In her 2018 comment, Ms Heard wrote: “Like many women, I was molested and sexually abused when I was college-age. But I said nothing – I didn’t expect that filing complaints would bring justice. And I didn’t see myself as a victim.”
“Then two years ago, I became a public figure representing domestic violence, and I felt the full brunt of our culture’s anger at women speaking out,” she added at the time.
While Mr Depp is not named in the piece, his legal team argues that it contains a “clear implication that Mr Depp is a domestic abuser”, which they say is “categorically and demonstrably false”. Mr Depp is seeking “not less than $50 million” in damages.
Ms Heard has filed a $100 million counterclaim against Mr Depp for harassment and immunity from his allegations.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/kate-moss-testify-johnny-depp-b2085485.html Kate Moss will reportedly testify for Johnny Depp in Amber Heard’s defamation trial