Kate Moss recalls her testimony in Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit

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Almost two months later Johnny Depp and belongs to amber‘s heated libel lawsuit in his favor concluded, Kate Moss has reflected on her decision to speak out.

“I believe in truth, and I believe in fairness and justice,” the 48-year-old supermodel said during an episode of BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs” on Sunday July 24, in which she briefly met her ex friend mentioned. “I know the truth about Johnny. I know he never kicked me down the stairs. I had to tell this truth.”

The English native who dated the 58-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star between 1994 and 1997 – also looked back fondly on their romance, noting that she even borrowed her “never complain, never explain” motto from Depp.

Why Kate Moss Testified In Ex-Johnny Depp's Defamation Lawsuit Against Amber Heard: 'I Know The Truth'

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Moss previously testified in May in the legal battle between the actor and the 36-year-old Texas native, noting that her former partner had failed to push her down a flight of stairs amid speculation.

“We were just leaving the room and Johnny left the room before me. There had been a rain shower. As I left the room, I slipped down the stairs and hurt my back,” she told the court of the couple’s vacation in Jamaica at the time. “I was screaming because I didn’t know what happened to me and I was in pain. He ran back to help me, carried me to my room, and got me medical attention. He never pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down a flight of stairs.”

The Kentucky native who came into contact with Heard on the set of 2009 The rum diary — sued his ex-wife for defamation in response to an opinion piece she wrote for the Washington Post. That Aquaman The actress – who split from Depp in 2017 – claimed in the essay that she was a domestic violence survivor. While Heard didn’t name her former spouse in the comment, his legal team claimed there were parallels between Depp and her allegations. The jury finally decided in the dark shadows Actor’s favor, which awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.

“The jury gave me my life back. I’m really humbled,” Depp said in a June statement Us weekly after the court decision was rendered. “My decision to pursue this case, knowing well the magnitude of the legal hurdles I would face and the inevitable global spectacle of my life, was made only after careful consideration.”

He added: “From the beginning, the goal of bringing this case forward was to uncover the truth, regardless of the outcome. Speaking the truth was something I owed to my children and to all those who have steadfastly supported me. I feel reassured knowing I’ve finally made it.”

For her part, Heard has since appealed.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential assistance.

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