Kate Moss testifies in supoort of her ex Johnny Depp in his defamation trial against Amber Heard. During the week long defamation trial, Heard’s defence team used Depp and Moss’ relationship as a reference to the Pirates of the Caribbean actor’s aggressive past. Heard’s lawyers alleged that Depp pushed Heard’s sister, Whitney, down a flight of stairs, and as evidence, they brought up the allegation that Depp did the same act to Moss years ago.
However, Moss’ testimony became a cornerstone in the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case because she took to the stand to deny the allegations. At the time, Moss said Depp ‘never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any kind of stairs.’ Meanwhile, Kate Moss recently explained her involvement in the highly publicized defamation trial.
During a recent on the BBC radio interview show Desert Island Discs as a guest, Kate detailed her motivation behind joining the legal battle. The supermodel, formerly in a relationship with Depp between 1994 and 1998, shared, “I believe in the truth and I believe in fairness and justice.” The model shared the same emotions she said during the trial, “I know the truth about Johnny, I know he never kicked me down the stairs… I had to say that truth.”
Moss didn’t just supported Depp in the court, the model also showed her public support of the actor. The model was spotted attending Depp’s concert at Royal Albert Hall in London where he performed with his musical collaborator, guitarist Jeff Beck. Depp and Heard’s contentious legal battle began when Depp sued Heard for defamation following an article she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018 that alleged abuse against her.
Though she didn’t named publically named him, Depp claimed that the article damaged his reputation and his biggest projects were cancelled. The Depp vs Heard trial spanned six weeks with the jury unanimously deciding that Depp was defamed by the Aquaman actress and that she ‘acted with actual malice.’ Depp was awarded over $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, while Heard won $2 million in her countersuit against Depp.