For the program Desert Island Discs, which was broadcast on July 22 on BBC Radio 4, the supermodel explained the reasons for her testimony in favor of her former partner.
This is one of the most anticipated testimonies in the case that has captivated Hollywood, and the entire world. On May 25, Kate Moss, who had a relationship with Johnny Depp between 1994 and 1997, brought her version of the facts during the defamation case between the actor and his ex-wife, Amber Heard. The model strongly contradicted the testimony of the latter, saying that Jack Sparrow’s interpreter pushed him up the stairs during a violent argument, during their relationship. An important testimony of this ultra-publicized duel, which ended on June 1 with the condemnation of Amber Heard to pay 10 million in damages to her ex-husband.
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The case of John Galliano
Friday July 22, in a rare interview for the BBC Radio 4 show, Desert Island Discs, Kate Moss returned to the reasons that led her to testify in favor of Johnny Depp. The latter’s alcohol problems were mentioned later, as well as another case: that of the creator – and former artistic director of Dior -, John Galliano, was tried in 2011 by French justice for making anti- Semitic.
“I believe in the truth and I believe in fairness and justice,” he said. I know that John Galliano is not a bad man – he has a drinking problem, and people change. They’re not themselves when they’re drinking, and they say things they wouldn’t say when they’re sober.” Regarding Johnny Depp, Twig promised to know the “truth” about him. “What I know- an because he never kicked me down the stairs. I have to tell this truth,” he said.
“It doesn’t change anything”
During her testimony in May, Kate Moss also clarified that Johnny Depp helped her when she fell. “He never pushed me, kicked me, or threw me down the stairs,” she said. We left the room and Johnny left in front of me. There was a thunder storm and as I was leaving the room I fell down the stairs. my back hurts. I screamed because I didn’t know what happened and I was in pain”.
The rumor that the actor pushed the model around the world in the 1990s, as he later recalled. Amber Heard also mentioned it to support her accusations: “I heard this rumor from many people at the time. She came back to me when my husband was violent with me,” she said during her appearance with the jury.
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After listening to Kate Moss’s version, the actress ofAquaman added: “It doesn’t change what I believed at the time, when we were on the stairs and I thought he was going to kill my sister by pushing her.” In fact, Witney Heard, the younger sister of the actress, explained during her visit to the bar that she witnessed the couple’s violent argument. “Johnny Depp ran down the stairs and kicked me in the back. I heard Amber yelling “F*****, don’t touch my sister”, she slapped me. And there, he got it,” he said.
This defamation case was followed by a column by Amber Heard published in the Washington postin 2018, where he claimed to be a “domestic violence representative. After a two and a half month trial, both Johnny Depp was sentenced to 2 million dollars in damages, and Amber Heard to 10.4 million. They recently announced their decision to appeal.