Supermodel Kate Moss is expected to be called to the catwalk this week in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against Amber Heard, The Post exclusively learned Monday.
The British fashion icon, 48, will testify via video link on Wednesday in a Fairfax, Virginia courtroom, informed sources said.
Legal experts at the time explained that Heard mentioning Moss on the catwalk could give her ex-husband’s team the opportunity to dispel a rumor that he pushed the model down a series of stairs when the two were dating in the ’90s.
“This is one mistake [Heard] Made, he was bringing in Kate Moss, which probably opened the door for [Depp’s team] had brought [Moss] California entertainment attorney Mitra Ahurian said:
A source close to Depp told The Post at the time, “Amber previously mentioned Johnny’s that she clearly felt like she didn’t support him, and that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
Lawyers for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star will call Moss as a witness, sources said Monday.
She was in a relationship with Depp between 1994 and 1997, and according to sources, she has always been supportive of the actor.
Heard brought Moss while testifying on May 5, and told the story of a fight in March 2015, in which Depp punched her in the face for fear of pushing her sister Whitney down a ladder.
The “Aquaman” actress said she “immediately” thought of “Kate Moss and the Stairs” — prompting Depp’s attorney Ben Chew to turn around and pump a fist.
Moss was not originally expected to testify because the rumored peace incident was not related to a specific accusation in the Virginia case. But experts said Heard’s mention of the model cleared the way for Depp’s team to call her to testify.
The testimony will come on the third to final day of the six-week trial, which is set to conclude on Friday. Moss can be a crucial witness to Depp’s character.
Depp, 58, sued his ex-wife Heard for $50 million over the course of 2018 in a Washington Post op-ed where she described herself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence.” Her article did not mention the actor, but he claimed that it tarnished his reputation, ruined his career and caused him to lose millions in revenue.
Heard opposed Depp for $100 million, saying he tarnished her reputation in 2020 when he and his lawyers made statements to the press that she fabricated her allegations of abuse.
During Depp’s 2020 UK trial against Britain’s The Sun, Heard alleged That her ex-husband once pushed Moss down a flight of stairs.
Heard described the same fight her sister was involved in, telling the British court at the time: “I remembered the information I had heard [that] He pushed his ex-girlfriend – I think it was Kate Moss – down the stairs. I heard this rumor from two people and it was new to my mind.”
Depp sued The Sun over an article he called a “wife beater”. He lost the case after the UK Supreme Court established the majority of Heard’s allegations of abuse.
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