Trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Kate Moss denies that Depp threw her down the stairs

One of the most anticipated moments in the Johnny Depp case was also the quickest, when model Kate Moss blew a hole in the Ambers Heard case.

Kate Moss vehemently denied that Johnny Depp pushed her down the stairs – a rumor spread by Amber Heard – when she testified at the stellar libel trial today.

In what may be the most concise testimony in Depp v. Heard — and may prove to be the most devastating for Heard — supermodel Moss testified as a witness on Wednesday.

The star’s testimony took only four minutes, during which she refuted a rumor raised in court by Heard that Depp threw a model down the stairs while the former couple was vacationing in Jamaica.

This is the first time Moss discusses the allegations.

Moss’s denial that she was assaulted reduces the ability of Heard’s legal team to demonstrate Depp’s pattern of behavior regarding domestic violence.

Depp sued Heard for $50 million (AU$67 million) for implying he was abusive towards her in 2018. Washington Post ed. Although she did not name him, he claims that her claims are false and have cost him lucrative film roles.

Heard counter-sued, seeking $100 million (A$134 million) and alleging that she had been subjected to “unrestrained physical abuse and abuse” at his hands, but was defamed when allegations were made that she had fabricated the charges.

Hurd’s own goal

Moss should never have been called to the podium.

But earlier in court, Depp’s lawyers were seen celebrating when Heard suddenly brought up Moss during her testimony.

Heard told the court about an alleged fight in 2015 between Depp and her sister, Whitney Henriquez, that took place near the stairs. Heard said she hit Depp out of fear that he might have pushed her sister down the stairs.

Hurd added that she immediately thought of “Kate Moss and the stairs.”

These five words refer to rumored but never confirmed incidents.

During Depp’s UK trial in 2020, Hurd also referred to the alleged incident and said she “heard” Moss was pushed down the stairs.

Conduct that is not related to the case at hand is usually not allowed to be represented by lawyers because it is not relevant to the case. But Hurd, who spoke of the incident of her own free will, gave Depp the opportunity to call Moss as a witness for the prosecution, the newspaper said. New York Post.

Despite the breakup, the couple is still on good terms.

Moss questioned over alleged stairway incident

Moss appeared via video link from Gloucestershire in the southwest of England.

In response to questions from Depp’s team, she said she was in a relationship with Pirates of the Caribbean star from 1993 to 1998.

Depp’s lawyer, Benjamin Chu, asked Moss about the events that took place at the Goldeneye resort in Jamaica.

“We were leaving the room and Johnny left the room before me,” Moss said.

“It was raining. And when I left the room, I slipped down the stairs and hurt my back.

“I was screaming because I was in pain and I didn’t know what happened to me, and he ran back to help me, took me to my room and gave me medical attention,” she added.

“Did Mr. Depp push you down the stairs in any way or during your relationship?” Mr. Chu asked.

“No. He never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down the stairs.”

It was a definitive answer that would cheer Depp’s team.

Depp’s lawyers attempted to continue questioning Moss, but a lengthy discussion between the judge and opposing lawyers beforehand seemed to limit what events Moss could talk about.

Hurd’s team declined to cross-examine Moss, implying that the model’s entire testimony was only four minutes long. Four minutes that didn’t improve Hurd’s chances of success.

The trial continues today, with Depp’s team calling a host of witnesses to refute some of the allegations made by Heard’s lawyers. It is possible that Depp himself will again take the position on Wednesday.

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