On Wednesday, Kate Moss will testify in court about how her ex-love Johnny Depp once picked her up and carried her after sliding down the stairs, according to sources, according to sources.
The British supermodel, 48, will testify via video link from London in the defamation trial between Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Moss will be the actor’s first ex-girlfriend to testify in the world-shattering case.
A source familiar with the case told the Post that Moss will recount an incident when she was “walking down a flight of stairs in Jamaica. She was wearing flip flops and slipped on the last two steps. Johnny caught her and took care of her.”
Moss was drawn into the legal drama when Heard, 36, told the jury about a March 2015 fight in which she slapped Depp, 58, in the face for fear he would push her sister Whitney Henriquez down a flight of stairs.
The Aquaman actress said Henriquez was “in the line of fire… trying to get Johnny to stop” near a staircase, reminding her of an alleged incident between Moss and Depp.
“[Whitney’s] The back was to the stairs, and Johnny swings at them,” Heard testified. “I’m not hesitating, I’m not waiting — I just immediately think of Kate Moss and stairs.”
“And I attacked him,” Heard continued of the alleged incident.
This prompted Depp’s attorney, Benjamin Chew, to pump his fist in triumph in the courtroom in Fairfax, Va. — “solemn confirmation” that Moss could be brought into the trial as an impeachment witness, legal sources told the Post.
By mentioning the alleged misconduct, Heard inadvertently allowed Depp’s attorneys to invite the model as a witness.
But the well-known source said Moss’ testimony about her own stair case incident likely won’t help Heard.
“Johnny picked Kate up and carried her — that was hardly Amber’s chilling take on events,” the source said.
According to insiders, Depp’s legal team has been in talks with Moss for the past week.
“Kate has nothing to gain by testifying, but defending her friend is very important to her,” the well-known source said.
The style icon, who dated Depp from 1994 to 1997, is also said to have testified that the actor has never abused her and they remain close friends.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in defamation charges, arguing that her 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post about surviving domestic violence tarnished his reputation and ruined his career prospects, despite not naming him in it. The actor testified that he lost “nothing less than everything” after Heard’s allegations. Heard is suing Depp for $100 million.
The couple married in 2015 and separated in May 2016 when Heard sought a domestic violence restraining order against him, accusing him of abusing her. Depp denied the claims, and the former couple settled out of court to divorce in August 2016.