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Kate Moss On Why She Testified At Johnny Depp & Amber Heard's Defamation Trial: "I Had To Say The Truth"

Kate Moss explained in a BBC Radio 4 show why she testified at her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp's libel trial in May.


Kate Moss "had to say [the] truth" about Johnny Depp.

In May, the supermodel, 48, gave evidence in her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp's libel trial against Amber Heard where she denied claims that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor once pushed her down the stairs while they were on holiday in Jamaica. 

Speaking to Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs on Sunday (July 24), Moss, 48, said: “I know the truth about Johnny. I know he never kicked me down the stairs. I had to say that truth."

Depp, now 59, and Moss dated from 1994 to 1997.

During the libel trial, Heard, mentioned an alleged altercation between Depp and her sister, Whitney Henriquez, when she said: "[Whitney's] back was to the staircase, and Johnny swings at her. I don't hesitate, I don't wait I just, in my head, instantly think of Kate Moss and stairs."

When asked in court by Depp's lawyer, if Depp had ever pushed her down the stairs while they were dating, Moss, in a video link, testified: "No, he never pushed me, kicked me or pushed me down any stairs."

She added: "We were leaving the room and Johnny left the room before I did. There had been a rainstorm and as I left the room I slid down the stairs.

"I hurt my back. And I screamed because I didn't know what had happened to me and I was in pain. He came running back to help me, carried me to my room and got me medical attention."

The Moss interview comes days after Depp's lawyers filed a notice to appeal the verdict that awarded Heard US$2 million (S$2.8 mil) in compensatory damages for defamation. The papers were filed after Heard gave formal notice of her intent to appeal the verdict in Depp's trial against her. — BANG SHOWBIZ

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