Moss, who testified for less than three minutes, said she was romantically involved with Depp from 1994 to 1998. Depp’s team called her a refutation witness in response to Heard’s testimony, who said on the podium that she thought about a rumor 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 trip, there was a rainstorm and Moss fell down a flight of stairs and hit 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.
The trial has been taking place in Virginia since mid-April. Closing arguments in the case are expected on Friday.
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