Kate Moss will testify in court on Wednesday how her ex-lover Johnny Depp once swept her up and carried her after she slipped down the stairs, sources say.
The British model, 48, will give evidence via video link from London in the libel trial between Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Moss will be the first of the actor’s exes to testify in the case that is going around the world.
A source familiar with the matter told the Post that Moss will recount an incident as she was “walking down stairs in Jamaica. She was wearing flip flops and she slipped down the last two stairs. Johnny grabbed her and took care of her.
Moss was embroiled in legal drama when Heard, 36, told the jury about a March 2015 fight in which she punched Depp, 58, in the face lest he push her sister Whitney Henriquez into a stairs.
The “Aquaman” actress said Henriquez was near a staircase “in the line of fire…trying to get Johnny to stop,” which reminded her of a supposed incident between Moss and Depp.
“[Whitney’s] his back was on the stairs, and Johnny jumps on him,” Heard said. “I don’t hesitate, I don’t wait – I just think, in my head, instantly of Kate Moss and the stairs.”
“And I slammed on him,” Heard continued of the alleged incident.
It prompted Depp’s attorney, Benjamin Chew, to raise his fist triumphantly in the courtroom in Fairfax, Va. – a “celebratory acknowledgment” that Moss could be brought in as an impeachment witness at trial, they said. legal sources at the Post.
In mentioning the alleged misconduct, Heard inadvertently allowed Depp’s lawyers to call the model as a witness.
But the source familiar said Moss’ testimony about his own staircase incident is unlikely to help Heard.
“Johnny took Kate and carried her – it wasn’t Amber’s creepy take on events,” the source said.
Depp’s legal team has been in talks with Moss over the past week, according to insiders.
“Kate has nothing to gain by testifying, but she wants to defend her friend,” the source familiar said.
The style icon, who dated Depp from 1994 to 1997, is also expected to testify that the actor was never violent towards her and that they remain close friends.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in defamation charges, arguing that his 2018 Washington Post op-ed on surviving domestic violence tarnished his reputation and ruined his career opportunities, even though he didn’t mention it. not by name. The actor testified that after Heard’s allegations, he lost “nothing less than everything.” Heard is suing Depp for $100 million.
The couple married in 2015 and separated in May 2016, when Heard filed for a domestic violence restraining order against him, accusing him of abusing her. Depp denied the allegations, and the former couple settled their divorce out of court in August 2016.