Kate Moss has said Johnny Depp “never” pushed her down any stairs, contrary to rumours discussed by Amber Heard during the US defamation trial.
The British supermodel said the actor, who she was in a relationship from 1994 to 1998, had not “pushed, kicked or threw me” down any stairs while they were together.
She appeared by videolink at Fairfax County District Court, Virginia, on Wednesday to give evidence which lasted barely two minutes.
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She was called by Depp‘s legal team, who appeared to celebrate when her name was mentioned by Heard during her evidence last week.
The actress had described hearing a rumour that Depp had pushed Moss down a flight of stairs.
Speaking from Gloucestershire, Moss said the allegation over the incident at the GoldenEye resort in Jamaica was not true.
“We were leaving the room and Johnny left the room before I did and there had been a rainstorm,” she said.
“As I left the room I slid down the stairs and I hurt my back and I screamed because I didn’t know what had happened to me.
“(Depp) came running back to help me and carried me to my room and got me medical attention.”
Depp’s lawyer Benjamin Chew asked Moss if the Hollywood star had ever pushed her down stairs.
“No, he never pushed me, kicked me or threw me down any stairs,” she replied.
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The court has previously heard from another of Depp’s former partners, Ellen Barkin, who said he had been controlling during their brief relationship.
He is suing Heard over a 2018 article she wrote in the Washington Post, which his lawyers say falsely implies he physically and sexually abused her while they were together.
He has denied all allegations.