Kate Moss will testify in court on Wednesday about how her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp allegedly picked her up and carried her after she went down the stairs.
The 48-year-old British supermodel will testify in the defamation trial between Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard via video link from London. Moss will be the first of the actor’s ex-wives to testify in the global blokbuster case.
Moss will relate an event when she “was walking down some steps in Jamaica,” according to a source familiar with the matter. She slipped on the last two stairs while wearing flip-flops. Johnny found her and took care of her.”
When Heard, 36, told the jury about a March 2015 incident in which she punched Depp, 58, in the face because she was afraid he was going to shove her sister, Whitney Henriquez, down a staircase, Moss was drawn into the legal drama.
Henriquez was “in the line of fire… attempting to tell Johnny to stop,” according to the “Aquaman” actress, who compared it to a purported argument between Moss and Depp.
“[Whitney’s] back was to the staircase, and Johnny swings at her,” Heard testified. “I don’t hesitate, I don’t wait — I just, in my head, instantly think of Kate Moss and stairs.”
“And I swung at him,” Heard continued of the alleged incident.
According to legal experts, this prompted Depp’s attorney Benjamin Chew to joyfully pump his fist in the air in the Fairfax, Va., courtroom, indicating that Moss could be called as an impeachment witness.
Heard unwittingly permitted Depp’s lawyers to call the model as a witness by referencing the alleged misconduct.
Moss’ testimony regarding her own staircase episode, though, is unlikely to help Heard, according to the close source.
“Johnny picked up Kate and carried her — this was hardly Amber’s scary interpretation of events,” said the source.
Depp’s legal team has been in talks with Moss over the past week, according to insiders.
“Kate has nothing to gain in giving testimony, but she feels strongly about defending her friend,” the familiar source said.
The fashion star, who dated Depp from 1994 to 1997, is anticipated to testify that he was never abusive to her and that they are still good friends.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in defamation damages, claiming that her 2018 Washington Post op-ed about surviving domestic violence tainted his reputation and harmed his career chances, despite the fact that it didn’t mention him by name. The actor said that he lost “nothing short of everything” as a result of Heard’s allegations. Heard is suing Depp for $100 million in retaliation.