Johnny Depp’s defamation trial has been ongoing since April 11, with Depp suing his ex-wife, Amber Heard. Depp is suing Heard for $50 million (£38.7 million) in damages, claiming that she defamed him in an op-ed she penned for The Washington Post in 2018, headlined “I stood out against sexual abuse — and faced our culture’s fury.” That needs to change.” Heard is countersuing for $100 million (£79.5 million).
During her testimony, last week, Heard mentioned his prior connection with supermodel Kate Moss when recalling an alleged argument with Depp and her sister Whitney on a stairway.
“[Whitney] pushed herself in the line of fire,” Heard said of the alleged 2015 encounter between Depp and her sister. “She was pleading with Johnny to stop.” Johnny swings at her with her back to the stairs… I don’t hesitate or wait. “I immediately think of Kate Moss and stairs.”
As Heard compared the claimed altercation to a rumor about Depp shoving Moss down the stairs during their relationship, Johnny Depp’s attorneys looked to rejoice. It is likely that his defense team will have material to rebut the charges during the cross-questioning next week.
The mention of Moss, on the other hand, has brought her name back into the spotlight, with the public anxious to learn more about her connection with Depp and the basis of their breakup.
Why did Johnny Depp and Kate Moss split up?
Johnny Depp and Kate Moss famously dated from 1994 to 1997 after being introduced by celebrity journalist George Wayne. While they were one of the ‘IT’ couples of the 1990s, their relationship had its ups and downs, with stories of disputes and criminal arrests. The pair finally divorced in 1997, with Depp claiming youth and naivety as the reasons for their breakup, adding that he allowed his career to interfere with his relationship with Moss.
“I’ve never been that emotional about a lady before,” Depp confessed in a 1998 interview. “I was really foolish because we had so much going for our relationship.” I’m the one who needs to accept responsibility for what occurred – I was difficult to get along with, I allowed my job to get in the way, and I didn’t give her the attention she deserved.”
“The entire thing was absurd,” he said, “because I should never have been so fired up by what others had to say about my work.” Sure, I should care about my movies, but when I come home, I should attempt to leave that thing behind. I couldn’t do it, and it was a nightmare to be around. Trust me, I’m a complete dumbass at times.”
Moss has already spoken honestly about their relationship and separation in a 2012 interview with Vanity Fair. “No one has ever really taken care of me. “Johnny did that for a while,” she stated. “I trusted what he said. As in, if I asked, ‘What do I do?’ he’d tell me. That’s what I missed when I left. I truly lost sight of who I could trust.” Neither Johnny Depp nor Kate Moss has ever commented publicly about the rumored “staircase” incident.
The defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is still going on.