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The mention of Amber Heard’s Kate Moss sparked Johnny Depp’s legal team cheering

The actress testified, “He didn’t push my sister down the stairs.”

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After Amber Heard’s ex Kate Moss brought Johnny Depp in court last week, the actor’s legal team was seen making a fist.

source says New York Post Depp’s lawyer, Benjamin Chiu, made the gesture because Heard’s mention of Moss would help Pirates of the Caribbean The star’s defamation case against his ex-wife.

An insider said: “Amber mentioned a precedent for Johnny that she clearly felt she didn’t support him, and nothing could be further from the truth” the post.

In most cases, alleged misdeeds unrelated to a particular case are not permitted to be presented as evidence. But when Heard mentioned the alleged confrontation with Moss, she paved the way for Depp’s lawyers to summon the supermodel to the catwalk.

“This was one of[Heard’s]mistakes, bringing up Kate Moss, which potentially opened the door for[Depp’s attorney]to present[Moss]as an impeachment witness,” said entertainment attorney Mitra Ahurayan. the post.

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Benjamin Chew was seen giving a celebratory gesture during last week's Amber Heard testimonial.
Benjamin Chew was seen giving a celebratory gesture during last week’s Amber Heard testimonial. Photo courtesy of Law and Crime Network /Youtube

“Johnny Depp’s team will say they should be allowed to contact her to debunk any rumor that Johnny Depp pushed (Moss) down the stairs,” added criminal defense attorney Halim Dhanidina.

Now, Depp’s lawyers may seek to advance her earlier allegations of abuse, including a 2009 altercation with ex-partner Tasya van Rey in which Heard was arrested but not charged with domestic violence.

While on the podium last week, Heard, 36, recounted one of the alleged quarrels between the couple and told jurors that she hit Depp, 58, because she was afraid he would push her sister Whitney down the stairs.

Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom of Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, Thursday, May 5, 2022.
Amber Heard testifies in the courtroom of Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, Thursday, May 5, 2022. Photography by Jim Le Scalzo /News agency

“She threw herself in the crossfire,” Heard said of her sister during a 2015 argument with her ex-husband. “She was trying to get Johnny to stop. Her back is on the ladder, and Johnny is swinging at her… I don’t hesitate and wait; I immediately think of Kate Moss and the stairs… and I swing at him. In all my relationships so far, I’ve never had a hit. For the first time, I hit him square in the face.”

“He didn’t push my sister down the stairs,” she continued.

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Heard initially raised Moss’s allegations while testifying in Depp’s defamation trial in the UK in 2020, according to the post.

“I remembered the information I had heard that he had pushed his ex-girlfriend – I think it was Kate Moss – down the stairs,” Heard previously said while describing the altercation between her sister and Depp. “I heard this rumor from two people and it was new to my mind.”

Moss and Depp advocated that he quit in 1997 after four years of dating, but she never accused him of abuse.

Kate Moss attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Institute of Fashion's Merit Gala on May 2, 2022 in New York.
Kate Moss attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Institute of Fashion’s Merit Gala on May 2, 2022 in New York. Photo by Evan Agostini /News agency

to me PersonsThe pair got into several heated arguments, including a 1994 incident at the Mark Hotel in New York City in which the actor was arrested for allegedly damaging his hotel room.

Moss spoke about her heartbreak at the end of their relationship in a 2012 interview with Vanity Fair.

“No one is really able to take care of me. Johnny did a little. I believed what he said. As if I said, ‘What am I doing?’, he was telling me. And that’s what I missed when I left.”

In a 1998 chat with Welcome magazine, Depp blamed himself. “I let my work get in the way and didn’t give it the attention I should have,” he said.

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During her testimony last week, Heard painted a picture of an allegedly controlling and abusive Depp, who was known to the world as one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, Dr. Jekyll El Sayed. A hyde-like “monster” behind closed doors.

During a 2014 trip from Boston to Los Angeles, Heard claimed Depp kicked her from the back in a jealous rage over the intimate scenes she filmed with actor James Franco.

“No one did anything. I was so embarrassed that he could kick me to the ground and wouldn’t do anything about it,” she said, crying.

Once again, Heard described Depp’s tantrum when he accused her of flirting with someone at the 2014 Met Gala in New York.

“He pushed me down on the couch and at one point hit me in the face. I think this was the first time (I thought), ‘Is this a broken nose?’ I remember my nose was swollen, discolored and red.”

When he took the stage last month, Depp alleged that Heard abused him, cutting off the tip of his finger.

“It needs violence,” Depp said. “It’s erupting out of nowhere.”

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Actor Johnny Depp explains how he claims to have been protecting himself from an alleged attack by his ex-wife Amber Heard as he testifies during the libel trial against Heard, at Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, Wednesday, April 20, 2022.
Actor Johnny Depp explains how he claims to have been protecting himself from an alleged attack by his ex-wife Amber Heard as he testifies during the libel trial against Heard, at Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Photo by EVELYN HOCKSTEIN / POOL /AFP via Getty Images

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Reps for both Depp and Heard released statements late last week after Aquaman The star spent hours detailing the alleged abuse she suffered at the hands of her ex-husband.

“As Mr. Depp’s attorneys correctly predicted in their opening statements last month, Mrs. Heard has already presented the ‘performance of her life’ in her direct examination,” Depp’s representative said in a statement.

In response, a Heard spokesperson released a statement to Toronto Sun where they said “deep”The allegation of defamation is collapsing so quickly that his attorney turns from plaintiff to persecutor.”

With the trial ending May 16, social media users have dissected Heard’s time on the platform, with some falsely accusing the actress of copying elements of her testimony from films such as The talented Mr. Ripley And the girl is gone In addition to the “positions” for crying while standing on the platform. Another wild theory accuses Heard of smelling drugs on the stage.

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Deep Heard sued for $50 million, claiming it’s 2018 Washington Post She opened an op-ed when she described herself as a domestic violence survivor. The article never mentioned him by name, but Depp claimed that the article indicated that he was the abuser and affected his acting career.

Heard sued for $100 million, arguing that Depp sullied her by calling her a liar.

mdaniell@postmedia.com

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