Kate Moss Testifies That Johnny Depp ‘Never Pushed Me’ Down the Stairs
Johnny Depp’s ex-girlfriend Kate Moss took the witness stand on Wednesday in the actor’s defamation case against Amber Heard, followed by more testimony by Depp himself.
While appearing via video from Gloucestershire, England, Moss told the court that he did not push her down the stairs while they were on vacation in Jamaica years ago.
Depp's attorney Benjamin Chew asked Kate about the rumored incident, and she told the court he “never pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down any stairs,” adding, “He carried me to my room and got me medical attention.”
Kate, who dated Johnny from 1994-1997, was testifying as part of Johnny’s rebuttal to Amber’s testimony.
Earlier this month, Moss was referenced by Heard as she talked about a 2015 altercation between Depp and her sister Whitney Henriquez.
Heard testified that Henriquez was by a staircase “in the line of fire.”
She told the court, “[Whitney's] back was to the staircase, and Johnny swings at her. I don't hesitate, I don't wait — I just, in my head, instantly think of Kate Moss and stairs."
She was referring to a rumor that Depp once pushed Moss down a flight of stairs, information Heard claimed she'd heard from two people.
Heard also admitted of Depp that she “swung at him,” adding, “In all of my relationship to date with Johnny, I hadn't landed a blow. And I, for the first time, hit him — like, actually hit him. Square in the face."
Heard noted that Depp “didn’t push my sisters down the stairs.”
After Kate’s testimony, a source close to Heard said, “So Johnny Depp didn't abuse Kate Moss. That makes him 1 for 2 in the abuse column,” adding, “But, to date, he's 0 for 1 in the courtroom on the central issue in this case back when he lost the same exact case in England. And when the jury deliberates over the singular issue in this case — whether Amber Heard can exercise her right of freedom of speech — he'll be 0 for 2, no matter how much his lawyers try to distract and divert the jury's attention.”
Later, Depp took the stand as part of his rebuttal and denied Amber's allegations of domestic violence and sexual assault.
He told the court, “It’s insane to hear heinous accusations of violence — sexual violence — that she’s attributed to me. Horrible, ridiculous, humiliating, ludicrous, painful, savage, unimaginably brutal, cruel, and all false. All false… No human being is perfect — certainly not — none of us. But I have never in my life committed sexual battery, physical abuse.”
Johnny also hit back at her claims he took a handful of MDMA pills during an Australia trip in 2015. When his lawyer asked if he had ever taken 8 to 10 MDMA pills at a time, Depp said, "No, I'm pretty sure I'd be dead, I think one would die, rather quickly."