Moss, who testified for less than three minutes, said she had been romantically involved with Depp from 1994 to 1998. Depp’s team called her as a rebuttal witness in response to testimony from Heard, who testified. told the stand she thought a rumor Depp had pushed Moss when she and her sister Whitney Heard Henriquez were in an altercation with Depp near a staircase.
“He threw himself at Whitney, and I had heard a rumor, a vague rumor, about it,” Heard said on May 17.
On Wednesday, Moss testified under oath that the rumor was false – that the then couple had traveled to Jamaica during their relationship and at some point during the trip there had been a rain storm and Moss was fell down a flight of stairs and injured her back. .
“We were leaving the room and Johnny left the room before me and there had been a thunderstorm and on leaving the room I slipped down the stairs and hurt my back,” Moss said. “I screamed because I didn’t know what had happened to me and I was in pain and he came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me treated.”
Depp’s attorney asked Moss if Depp had ever pushed her down the stairs during their relationship.
“No. He never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down the stairs,” Moss said.
Moss was not cross-examined by Heard’s legal team.
Depp sued Heard for $50 million over a 2018 Washington Post op-ed she wrote that the actor claims to have defamed her and made her lose her job. Heard countersued Depp for $100 million, claiming her attorney’s statements in which he called her allegations of abuse by Depp a “hoax” defamed her and cost her work.
Johnny Depp speaks for the second time
Later Wednesday, Depp stepped up to testify for a second time.
The actor had previously testified at the trial for four days in April. The trial has been ongoing for six weeks with a one-week break in the middle. The pleadings are expected by the end of the week.