Why Kate Moss Testified at Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Trial
Kate Moss has revealed why she felt compelled to testify on behalf of Johnny Depp during his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
During the trial, the model testified that Depp was not responsible for the injuries she suffered after falling down a flight of stairs while they were dating in the 90s, according to People.
Moss said Depp “never pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down the stairs” during his virtual testimony.
During his own testimony, Heard referenced a rumor that Depp pushed Moss. She claimed she was once scared that Depp would push her sister down some stairs in the middle of an altercation due to the allegations.
Now that the trial is over, Moss explained why she spoke out.
“I know the truth about Johnny. I know he never pushed me down the stairs. I had to tell this truth,” she shared during an interview on BBC Radio4. Desert Island Discs.
Moss and Depp met in 1994, according to Insider. The model reportedly felt a connection to the actor from their first meeting. Their relationship ended in 1997, but they were seen together again in 1998 and have spoken about their time together in the years that followed.
During a 1998 interview, Depp said Good morning! Magazine that he accepted responsibility for the breakup.
“I’m the one who has to take responsibility for what happened,” the actor said. “I was hard to live with, I let my work get in the way and didn’t give it the attention I should have given it.”
People note Heard said Moss’ statement did not change how she felt about her and her sister’s alleged altercation with Depp.
“Anyone who was around in the 90s and early years knew about this rumor. I had heard this rumor from several people. Of course, that’s what crossed my mind when my abusive husband no only swayed for me, but all of a sudden my sister. Of course I thought about it,” Heard said.