Moss, who testified for less than three minutes, said she was in a romantic relationship with Depp from 1994 to 1998. Depp’s team called her a refutation witness in response to Heard’s testimony, who said on the platform that she thought about a rumor that Depp pushed Moss when she and her sister Whitney Heard Henriquez in an argument with Depp near a flight of stairs.
“He swung at Whitney, and I heard a rumor, a vague rumor, about it,” Heard said May 17.
On Wednesday, Moss testified under oath that the rumors were untrue – that the then-couple had gone to Jamaica during their affair and that at one point in the flight, there was a rainstorm and Moss fell down a flight of stairs and injured her back. .
“We were leaving the room and Johnny left the room before I left and there was a rainstorm and when I left the room I slipped down the stairs and hit my back,” Moss said. “I screamed because I didn’t know what had happened to me and I was in pain and he came back happy to help me and carried me to my room and got medical attention.”
Depp’s lawyer asked Moss if Depp had pushed her down the stairs during their affair.
Moss testified, “No, he never pushed me, he never kicked me or threw me off any stairs.”
Moss was not questioned by Heard’s legal team.
Depp sued Heard for $50 million in 2018 in an op-ed in the Washington Post in which she wrote that the actor was alleging defamation and that he lost his job. Heard pitted Depp for $100 million, alleging statements made by his lawyer in which he described her allegations of abuse by Depp as a libelous “hoax” that cost her her business.
Johnny Depp takes the stand for the second time
Later on Wednesday, Depp took the podium to testify for the second time.
The actor had previously testified at the trial over the course of four days in April. The trial was in progress for six weeks, with a one-week break in the middle. Closing arguments are expected by the end of the week.
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