Kate Moss Says Johnny Depp Never Pushed Or Kicked Her Down The Stairs
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Kate Moss has revealed what really happened between her and Johnny Depp when they were on vacation in Jamaica.
Amid the ongoing defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his former partner Amber Heard - which has entered its final week - Depp's ex-girlfriend and British model Kate Moss has taken to the stand.
Depp filed the lawsuit against Heard over an op-ed piece she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 in which she claimed to be 'a public figure representing domestic abuse'.
In a matter of minutes, Moss' testimony contradicted claims made by Heard earlier in the trial that Depp pushed the model down the stairs.
When questioned by Benjamin Chew about her relationship with Depp and their vacation in Jamaica, Moss said they had been leaving the room after a rainstorm - Johnny ahead of her - when she 'slid down the stairs' and 'hurt [her] back'.
She said: "And I screamed because I didn't know what had happened to me and I was in pain.
"And he [Depp] came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention."
WATCH: Kate Moss describes the "stairs" incident.— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) May 25, 2022
She says here had been a rainstorm and she slid down the stairs. She screamed. #JohnnyDepp ran back to help her and carried her to her room, got her medical attention. #AmberHeard @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/yFd8PJYqwE
Moss' name was first mentioned in the defamation trial when Heard accused Depp of having tried to swing at her sister, Whitney, while she was at the top of the stairs.
She said: "I just see my little sister with her back to the staircase and Johnny swings at her and I don't even wait.
"In my head I just instantly think of Kate Moss and the stairs and I swung at him."
kate moss explaining how johnny depp tended to her when she fell down the stairs and clarifying johnny NEVER pushed, kicked or threw her down any stairs pic.twitter.com/stqU2E7NGW— maría (@jxnsmanager) May 25, 2022
The Aquaman actress' reference to 'Kate Moss and the stairs' refers to allegations she made during Depp's libel case against The Sun in 2020.
Heard said: "He was about to push her down the stairs and the moment before that happened, I remembered information I had heard that he pushed a former girlfriend — I believe it was Kate Moss — down the stairs."
However, testifying via video link, Moss insisted Depp 'never pushed [her], kicked [her], or threw [her] down any stairs'.
Kate Moss testified she slipped down stairs while vacationing in Jamaica with Johnny Depp.— jennydjld2020 (@jennydjld2019) May 25, 2022
I screamed in pain.
Johnny rushed back to my side.
He did not push me, kick or throw me.#JusticeForJohnnyDepp #IBelieveJohnnyDepp #KateMoss #ThanksKate #JohnnyDeppVsAmberHeard pic.twitter.com/OmoyOTG8ue
Depp has continued to deny ever pushing his ex-girlfriend down the stairs. Until today (25 May), Moss had never publicly responded to Heard's claims that Depp had 'pushed,' 'kicked' or 'thrown' her down the stairs.
During her video deposition, Moss was asked why she had decided to testify about the alleged stairs incident now, however, the question was met with an objection and Judge Penney Azcarate sustained the protest.
Moss was not cross-examined by the defence team.