British model Kate Moss will testify her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp ‘caught her and tended to her’ after she slipped while wearing flip flops and fell down some steps in Jamaica, sources have claimed.
Moss, 48, who dated Depp from 1994 until 1997, is set to appear at the actor’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard on Wednesday.
The famously-private model, who rarely discusses her personal life, will be testifying publicly in support of Depp and is expected to shut down Heard’s claim the 58-year-old pushed Moss down the stairs.
A source familiar with the case told the New York Post Moss will talk about an incident when she ‘was walking down some stairs in Jamaica’.
‘She was wearing flip flips and she slipped on the last two stairs. Johnny caught her and tended to her.’
Heard had brought up the model in her testimony earlier this month, saying she felt connected to Moss due to a rumor Depp pushed her down the stairs when they were dating back in the 1990s.
But by mentioning the alleged misconduct, Heard inadvertently allowed Depp’s lawyers to call her as a witness to discuss the rumor, which sources say is not true.
In fact, after Heard brought up the allegation, Depp’s legal team could be seen fist bumping and celebrating.
Kate Moss, 48, who dated Johnny Depp (pictured together in 1995) from 1994 until 1997, is set to appear at the actor’s defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard on Wednesday.
The famously-private model, who rarely discusses her personal life, will be testifying publicly in support of Depp and is expected to shut down Heard’s claim that the 58-year-old pushed Moss down the stairs. Pictured: Heard in the Virginia court on Monday
After Amber Heard namedropped the super model on Thursday, Depp’s legal team could be seen celebrating
It comes as Heard’s legal team announced yesterday that they changed their minds and will not call Depp back to the witness stand because it would be as ‘relevant to us as a bicycle to a fish’.
‘Everything Depp has testified up to this point has been irrelevant to the heart of this case, and there’s no reason to believe it would be any different now,’ Heard’s attorney said.
Heard first made the reference to Moss on May 5, when she told the jury about a March 2015 fight in which she punched Depp in the face over fears he was going to push her sister, Whitney, down the stairs.
‘[Whitney’s] back was to the staircase, and Johnny swings at her,’ Heard said. ‘I don’t hesitate, I don’t wait – I just, in my head, instantly think of Kate Moss and stairs.
‘And I swung at him.’
Heard, 36, had previously brought up the rumor during Depp’s 2022 UK trial against The Sun – which had branded him a ‘wife beater.’
As she described the same fight, Heard said at the time: ‘I remembered information that I had heard [that] he pushed a former girlfriend- I believe it was Kate Moss – down the stairs.
‘I had heard this rumor from two people and it was fresh in my mind.’
Depp wound up losing that case after the UK high court substantiated the majority of Heard’s allegations of abuse.
But by namedropping Moss in the federal court in Fairfax, Virginia, his attorneys can now call her as a witness and deny that the incident ever happened.
British model Kate Moss will testify that her ex-boyfriend Johnny Depp ‘caught her and tended to her’ after she tripped over her flip flops and fell down some steps in Jamaica, sources have claimed. Pictured: Moss and Depp in 1995 in California
A source close to the case told the Post that Moss’s testimony about falling on some stairs will not help Heard.
‘Johnny picked up Kate and carried her – this was hardly Amber’s scary interpretation of events,’ the source said, adding that Depp’s legal team have been speaking to Moss in the last week.
‘Kate has nothing to gain in giving testimony, but she feels strongly about defending her friend,’ the source added.
The defamation trial revolves around a 2018 Washington Post op-ed written by Heard where she referred to herself as a ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’. Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million, alleging defamation in the op-ed whilst Heard has countersued for defamation for $100 million from the actor.
The couple married in a private civil ceremony at their LA home in February 2015 but after just 15 months of marriage, Heard filed for divorce in May 2016, citing irreconcilable differences. Four days later a judge issued a temporary restraining order against Depp over domestic violence allegations.
Moss and Depp dated for four years before they broke up in 1997 – but were still seen together in public at the Cannes Film Festival in May 1998.
Their relationship was rocky at times, People reports, with people claiming they were seen out in public yelling at each other.
The defamation trial revolves around a 2018 Washington Post op-ed written by Heard where she referred to herself as a ‘public figure representing domestic abuse’. Depp is suing his ex-wife for $50 million, alleging defamation in the op-ed whilst Heard has countersued for defamation for $100 million from the actor. Pictured: Depp at the Fairfax court on Monday
And on September 13, 1994, Depp was arrested for criminal mischief at New York City’s Mark Hotel for allegedly trashing his hotel room.
When police arrived at around 5.30am that day, they found Depp ‘in a state of possible intoxication’ and Moss uninjured.
A criminal-court judge later dismissed the charges against the Pirates of the Caribbean star on the condition that he stay out of trouble for six months, and Depp paid the hotel close to $10,000 – including more than $2,000 for damages plus the bill for the remainder of his reservation.
Still, in a 2012 interview with Vanity Fair, Moss said she spent ‘years’ crying about Depp after their relationship ended.
‘There’s nobody that’s ever been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit. I believed what he said,’ she told the magazine. ‘Like if I said ‘What do I do?,’ he’d tell me. And that’s what I missed when I left.
‘I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust,’ she continued, calling it a ‘nightmare.’
DailyMail.com have contacted Moss’s representatives for a comment.