Kate Moss recently testified in the wild defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Kate refuted Amber’s allegation that Johnny threw her down the stairs when the two were dating over twenty years ago. Recently, she opened up about why she chose to defend her former partner.
The British supermodel barely gives interviews or talks publicly, but broke her silence to give evidence via video link in the trial. During her testimony, she denied a rumor heard by Heard’s team that Depp had once pushed Moss down the stairs during their relationship in the 1990s.
Moss spoke about her participation in the lawsuit on the long-running BBC radio interview show Desert Island Discs, in which public figures are asked to choose their seven favorite records, one book, one luxury item, and also to discuss their lives. When she was asked why she had decided to speak out in support of Depp, she replied with reference to the actor and also to her friend fashion designer John Galliano, who was found guilty of antisemitic abuse in 2011,
“I believe in the truth, and I believe in fairness and justice. I know that John Galliano is not a bad person – he had an alcohol problem and people turn. People aren’t themselves when they drink, and they say things that they would never say if they were sober.”
Kate also said, “I know the truth about Johnny [Depp]. I know he never kicked me down the stairs. I had to say that truth.” Depp, who was in a relationship with Moss between 1994 and 1998, won the lawsuit against his ex-wife Heard last month.
Meanwhile, Depp and Heard have now launched appeals against the verdict, which largely favored Depp. Stay tuned to Thirsty for further updates.
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