Amber Heard took to the stands for a second time on May 5 to testify in Johnny Depp’s $ 50 million libel case against her.
The actress, who stands against Depp for $ 100 million in damages, told the jury about her ex-husband’s substance abuse problems, detailed cases of alleged violence he said he inflicted on her and referred to his relationship with ex-girlfriend Kate Moss.
Heard, 36, mentioned a rumor that Depp once pushed supermodel Moss down a flight of stairs when they were dating.
The Aquaman star described an accident at their home in 2015 when her sister Whitney was present.
Heard said in court that Depp hit his sister who was at the top of a ladder, which prompted her to beat him.
“She threw herself in the firing line,” Heard said of her sister. She “she was trying to get Johnny to stop. Of her He was facing the stairs, and Johnny of her swings towards her … I do not hesitate and wait; I immediately think of Kate Moss and the stairs. “
“I don’t hesitate. I instantly think of Kate Moss and her stairs, and I hit him. In all my relationships to date, I hadn’t [delivered] a breath. For the first time, I hit him straight in the face ”.
Heard previously referred to this rumor during Depp’s 2020 libel trial against The sun newspaper.
“He pushed Kate Moss down the stairs, I heard it from two people, and that was fresh in my mind,” he said at the time, to The independent.
Depp and Moss were famously an It couple from the 1990s and dated from 1994 to 1997. Depp blamed himself for the breakup, recounting Hello revised in 1998: “It was hard to get along, I let my work get in the way and I didn’t pay it the attention I should have done.”
Moss never accused Depp of being abusive during their relationship, but rumors about an unstable topic spread in 1994 when he admitted destroying a hotel room. He was subsequently arrested for criminal offenses.
In 2012, Moss described their breakup as a “nightmare,” recounting Vanity Fair: “There is no one who has ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did it for a while. I believed what he said. As if you were saying, ‘What should I do?’ he would tell me.
“And that’s what I missed when I left. I really lost the measure of someone I could trust. Nightmare. Years and years of crying. Oh, the tears! “
Both Heard and Depp’s reps released statements Thursday after the actress detailed the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex.
“As Ms. Heard’s stories continued to grow in new and convenient details, Mr. Depp’s memories have remained exactly the same during the painful six years since his first allegations were made,” Depp’s spokesperson said in a statement. declaration a People. “Its truth – the truth – is the same regardless of the environment in which it was presented.”
Meanwhile, Heard’s team said News week: “One of Ms. Heard’s disappointments is Mr. Depp’s inability to distinguish fact from fiction, a disease that appears to have spread to her legal team.
“That same team is so panicked that they are fighting tooth and nail to prevent convincing evidence and photos from being presented. No wonder Mr. Depp doesn’t have the fortitude or the courage to even look at Mrs. Heard throughout the proceedings, as she couldn’t in the UK trial and instead scribbles and giggles. “
The process continues.