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Supermodel Kate Moss testified Wednesday that her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp by no means pushed her down a flight of stairs and urged he was by no means violent together with her, refuting a declare that Amber Heard made on the stand.
Moss, 48, carrying a black blazer over a shirt, addressed jurors in Fairfax County Circuit Court docket, in Virginia, through a reside video hyperlink from Gloucester, England. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star and Moss dated from 1994 to 1998.
Depp’s lawyer Ben Chew requested Moss whether or not something occurred when the pair took a trip to the Golden Eye resort in Jamaica, and he or she defined she had an accident.
“We were leaving the room and Johnny left the room before I did, and there had been a rainstorm,” Moss testified. “As I left the room, I slipped down the stairs and I hurt my back, and I screamed because I was in –because I didn’t know what happened to me, and I was in pain, and he came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention.”
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Chew requested the British vogue icon if Depp ever pushed her in any method.
“He never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs,” replied Moss, who stated it was the primary time she had ever testified in a courtroom continuing.
Chew requested her why she agreed to take action on this case, however Decide Penney Azcarate did not permit her to reply, sustaining an objection from Heard’s workforce.
Heard’s lawyer declined to cross-examine Moss. The mannequin and Depp had a tumultuous romance, with the actor as soon as getting arrested for trashing a New York Metropolis lodge room throughout a lover’s quarrel. The fees towards Depp have been later dropped.
Moss has usually spoken fondly of her ex-beau in interviews, telling Vainness Honest in 2012 that after their break up there have been, “years and years of crying. Oh, the tears!”
The cat walker was allowed to testify after Heard mistakenly blurted out Moss’ identify throughout her activate the stand.
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The “Aquaman” actress instructed jurors a few struggle with Depp in March 2015 when she thought he was about to push her sister, Whitney Heard, down the steps, and he or she punched him.
“I don’t hesitate. I don’t wait. I instantly think of Kate Moss and the stairs, and I swung at him,” Heard testified.
The assertion prompted Chew to show to his workforce within the courtroom and do a fist pump, as Depp grinned.
It’s the remaining week of testimony in Depp’s defamation trial towards Heard, who he’s suing for $50 million, alleging she ruined his repute and profession when she recognized herself as a home abuse sufferer in a 2018 op-ed.
Heard is countersuiing Depp for $100 million, accusing her ex-husband and his lawyer of defaming her by calling her allegations of abuse a hoax.