Kate Moss, a 48-year-old supermodel, testified in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial on Wednesday for three minutes via video, refuting a story that Depp threw her down a flight of stairs when they were dating in the 1990s. The trial has been ongoing since April 11, and closing arguments are planned for Friday.
Earlier this month, Heard named Moss during her four-day testimony. During a disagreement at the couple’s downtown L.A. residence in March 2015, Depp allegedly hit her face repeatedly on a stairwell landing, according to Heard. Heard claimed Depp had stormed up the stairs and assaulted her sister, and she was afraid Depp would shove her down the steps.
From her home in Gloucestershire, England, the 48-year-old supermodel told a Virginia court that she and Depp had been in a love relationship from 1994 until 1998. Depp’s lawyer, Benjamin Chew, Moss was asked if anything had happened when they were on vacation at the GoldenEye resort in Jamaica.
“We were leaving the room, and Johnny left the room before me, and it was raining.” “I stumbled down the stairs as I left the room and bruised my back,” Moss said to the court through a video connection. “I screamed because I was in pain and didn’t know what had happened to me.” He came running back to rescue me, carrying me to my room and seeking medical assistance,” she added.
Depp did not push Moss down the steps, according to Moss. Moss testified in court, “He never pushed me, kicked me, or shoved me down any stairs.” Heard’s attorneys did not cross-examine Moss, and she was told she was free to leave.
When Depp returned to the witness stand on Wednesday morning, he also addressed the incident. He recalled telling Heard about Moss slipping down the stairs in the rain at some point. “In her opinion, Ms. Heard took the incident and twisted it into a really horrible affair,” Depp stated. “There was never a time when I shoved Kate down a stairwell.”