At the Virginia Court on Thursday, Amber Heard testified in the Johnny Depp defamation trial with a new set of allegations.
On day 2 of her testimony, she shares reference to the actor’s affair with Kate Moss and allegations that he pushed her down the stairs.
Kate Moss Incident mentioned in the Johnny Depp defamation trial
The Aquaman actress said that she instantly thought of Kate Moss and stairs when she recounted a fight with Johnny Depp involving her sister Whitney.
During the fight in March 2015, Heard threw a can of Red Bull toward Johnny Depp, which struck him in the back that enraged him. He followed her up a staircase and grabbed her when sister Whitney intervened.
“She threw herself in the line of fire,” Heard said. “She was trying to get Johnny to stop. Her back was to the staircase, and Johnny swings at her … I don’t hesitate and wait, I instantly think of Kate Moss and stairs.”
She told that thought provoked her to take action.
“I, for the first time, hit him, square in the face. And he didn’t push my sister down the stairs. Up to that point in our relationship, I hadn’t even landed one on Johnny,” she said.
“Johnny looked stunned and then laughed at me, and then lunges at me again,” she added. Due to the security staff intervention, nothing happened, she told.
Johnny Depp and Kate Moss Incident
Amber Heard claimed that her X-husband Depp pushed model Kate Moss down a staircase while they dated in the 1990s.
She was referencing claims that she had heard multiple people say that Depp had pushed Kate Moss down the stairs. The actress had even mentioned this during the 2020 libel trial.
“I reacted in defence of my sister. I had for years been Johnny’s punch bag but for years I never hit him. It was the first time after all these years that I struck him back,” she added at the time.
The lawyer said Heard had never previously mentioned the claim, including in her deposition and witness statements ahead of that trial.
Though Johnny Depp and Kate Moss met in 1994, they broke up after four years. Prior to their break-up, he was once arrested for trashing a hotel room with Kate Moss inside in 1994. However, Moss was not hurt during the incident, and the charges had dismissed after Depp paid the hotel a sum of $9,767 in compensation. Depp and Moss officially called it quits in 1998.