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Kate Moss on defending Johnny Depp in court

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In May, Moss testified against claims that Depp once pushed her down the stairs when they were dating in the mid-1990s.

Kate Moss spoke out about defending Johnny Depp in court.

If you need to be reminded, Moss, who is known for his reticence and rarely gives interviews, came out in May to testify in Depp’s libel case against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

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The British supermodel was asked to comment on a rumor raised by Hurd during the trial, alleging that Depp once pushed Moss down the stairs when they dated between 1994 and 1998.

For context, this allegation was first made by Hurd back in 2020 when she was called to testify in a separate defamation lawsuit that Depp brought against Sun in the UK.

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Speaking before a British court at the time, Heard reportedly said: “I remembered the information I heard. [that] he pushed an ex-girlfriend – I think it was Kate Moss – down the stairs. I heard this rumor from two people and it was fresh in my mind.”

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Depp lost the case, and while the trial was going on, his team accused Heard of fabricating rumors about Moss.

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Two years later, the alleged incident came up again during Depp and Heard’s US libel trial, in which the actor sued his ex-wife for $50 million over claims she made in an article back in 2018. year.

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So, in a more recent case, Hurd revealed that she tried to hit Depp after she was reminded of “Kate Moss and the stairs” during an argument involving her younger sister, Whitney Henriquez.

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“[Whitney’s] the back was to the stairs, and Johnny swung at her, ”Heard testified in May. “I don’t doubt, I don’t wait – I just instantly think of Kate Moss and the stairs in my head.”

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This prompted Depp’s team to call on Moss to testify to the rumor herself, denying that it ever happened.

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Appearing in court via video link on May 25, Moss denied claims that Depp ever pushed her, instead claiming she slipped and fell after a downpour.

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“I slipped down the stairs and hurt my back,” she said. “He never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down the stairs.”

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She explained that Depp was not in the room at the time of her fall, but he came to her rescue after hearing her scream in pain.

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“I screamed because I didn’t know what happened to me and he ran back to help me, carried me to my room and gave me medical attention,” Moss said.

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During the testimony, Depp’s lawyer asked Moss about why she decided on this occasion for the first time to act as a witness in any court case. However, Hurd’s team objected to the issue.

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Now speaking out again, Moss has opened up about what motivated her to defend her former partner, telling BBC Radio 4 in a rare interview: “I know the truth about Johnny.”

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Shedding more light on her involvement in the lawsuit, Moss referred to designer John Galliano, who was found guilty of anti-Semitic slurs in 2011 and fired from his position at Christian Dior as a result.

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“I believe in truth and I believe in fairness and fairness. I know that John Galliano is not a bad person – he had problems with alcohol, and people turned, ”she began. “People are not themselves when they drink, and they say things they would never say if they were sober.”

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Seemingly drawing comparisons between public attitudes towards both men, Moss continued, “I know the truth about Johnny. [Depp]. I know he never kicked me down the stairs. I had to tell the truth.”

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Depp won the trial in June. 2 and received over $10 million. The jury also sided with Heard in one of her three counterclaims. Hurd is now trying to appeal Depp’s victory.

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