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Johnny Depp says Amber Heard's abuse claims are 'all false' as he returns to stand in defamation trial

Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News on

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Depp’s lawyers on Wednesday also called to the witness stand supermodel Kate Moss, who dated Depp from 1994 to 1998. Heard made reference during her testimony to a rumor that Depp allegedly once pushed Moss down a set of stairs.

Moss appeared via video link Wednesday and gave a three-minute testimony, claiming Depp “never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs.”

Moss told jurors she once slipped down a stairway on a rainy day during a trip to Jamaica, and that Depp “came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention.”

Following Moss’ testimony, Depp claimed he’d told that same story to Heard, and said he’d never heard the rumor Heard referenced from anyone else.

“Ms. Heard took the story and turned it into a very ugly incident all in her mind,” Depp said. “There was never a moment where I pushed Kate down any set of stairs.”

During her four days of testimony this month, Heard denied ever assaulting Depp. She claimed last week that Depp is “lying” in the trial.

 

“I survived,” Heard said. “I survived that man.”

Depp and Heard met while making the 2011 movie “The Rum Diary” and married in 2015. Heard filed for divorce the following year and was granted a temporary restraining order after accusing Depp of domestic violence.

The defamation trial is in its sixth week, with closing arguments expected to take place Friday.

Depp lost a libel lawsuit against the publisher of British tabloid The Sun over an article painting him as a “wife beater,” with a High Court judge saying in November 2020 that the claims were “substantially true.”

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