Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been washing dirty laundry in court for weeks. Most recently, Heard claims the actor pushed his former girlfriend Kate Moss down the stairs. Now the model should take a stand on this in court.
Change of plan in the current defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Heard's legal team originally planned to ask the 58-year-old Depp to testify again in court. However, a source close to Heard recently confirmed to People magazine that the actress' lawyers have now backtracked on the matter, saying they consider any further testimony from Depp to be "irrelevant".
Instead, supermodel Kate Moss will appear in court next Wednesday. As the "New York Post" reports, the 48-year-old should be brought to court for her testimony via video. The background: Kate Moss and Johnny Depp were a couple from 1994 to 1998. Amber Heard had mentioned the model's name once in the past few weeks, claiming that Depp pushed his then-partner down the stairs during an argument.
Depp's lawyers then accused Heard of making up the incident. Now it is suspected that Moss could deny Heard's testimony in court. She and Depp are said to have had a friendly relationship with each other for years after the breakup.
Johnny Depp has sued Amber Heard for $50 million (about 46 million euros) for a post she published in the Washington Post in 2018. In it, she explained that she was a victim of domestic violence. She did not mention her ex-husband by name. Johnny Depp claims the post nevertheless ruined his career, damaged his reputation and cost him a lot of money as a result. Amber Heard has filed a $100 million counterclaim against her ex.
Closing speeches are scheduled for May 27th. The jury then has to reach a verdict.