Six years after their split, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continue to resist through lawyers. Her defamation lawsuit continues in the United States and even Kate Moss, the actor’s ex-girlfriend, finds herself in it.
Johnny Depp has been in court in Fairfax, Virginia for almost a month with his ex-wife Amber Heard. The two actors continue to accuse each other of domestic violence and seek compensation for the damage done to their respective careers. As with the first London trial against her in the summer of 2020, this legal wrangling turned into a veritable media unpacking against the background of alcohol, drugs and beatings.
Since the beginning of this ill-fated soap opera, several of the actor’s relatives have been cited, starting with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis and their daughter Lily-Rose. Testifying in court on May 5, Amber Heard mentioned another woman who shared the actor’s life: British superwoman Kate Moss, who was his companion between 1994 and 1997, with Depp and his sister Whitney in 2015.
Concerned that the actor was physically attacking his sister who was standing at the edge of the stairs, Amber Heard said: “I’m not hesitating, I’m not waiting – immediately I think of Kate Moss and the stairs. And I hit him. In my entire relationship with Johnny up to this point, I had never raised my hand. And I hit him for the first time. Hit it right, right in the face.” Surprisingly, when Amber Heard spoke about Kate Moss, the cameras showed Johnny Depp’s attorney apparently delighted… Should we expect him to return this episode in a future cross-examination of Amber Heard?
This isn’t the first time Amber Heard has mentioned an incident involving Kate Moss and a stair case when the latter was dating Johnny Depp. As the “New York Post” recalls, the actress had already explained during the first trial in London in 2020: “I remembered information that I had heard, [selon lesquelles] he had pushed a former girlfriend – I think it was Kate Moss – down the stairs (…). I had heard this rumor from two people and it was fresh in my mind.
“It was difficult to live with me”
Kate Moss has yet to comment on the legal battle between her ex-boyfriend and Amber Heard. The romantic relationship between Johnny Depp and the English model was marked by some shocks, most notably in New York in 1994 when the actor was arrested after vandalizing her hotel room. Shortly after their split in 1997, Johnny Depp told Hello magazine that he felt responsible for their split: “I was difficult to live with. I let my work come between us and if it wasn’t given to him, I should have given him attention.”
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Still tight-lipped about her private life, Kate Moss was back on that break in a 2012 interview with Vanity Fair. At the time, the top confided in having cried for years after their separation: “There is no one who has ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did a little. I believed what he said. When I said, “What am I doing?” he answered me. And that’s what I missed when I left. I’ve really lost the measure of someone I can trust.”
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