Kate Moss To Take The Stand In Johnny Depp’s Defamation Trial
Kate Moss will be cross examined in the ongoing defamation trial between Johnny Depp and his ex wife Amber Heard.
According to a source close to Depp, Kate Moss, who dated Johnny Depp in the 1990s, will be summoned as a rebuttal witness by his legal team. The source reveals that Moss and Depp are still close.
Depp has sued Heard for $50 million, claiming that an op-ed she penned for the Washington Post in 2018 defamed him by falsely portraying him as an abuser.
Heard has countersued Depp for $100 million, claiming that his counsel made defamatory statements about her abuse claims being a “hoax.”
Heard claimed claimed on the stand that when she and her sister were in an alleged confrontation with Depp, she immediately thought about rumors about Moss while on the stand.
Depp is quoted in a 1998 Rolling Stone article as saying, in a conversations with author Hunter S. Thompson, “I was with Kate, and I think he went straight for the romance jugular, s*** like whether I beat her enough. I probably told him, ‘Yeah, she gets a severe beating.'”
Depp’s team, has no response on the Rolling Stone remark from 1998.
However, Heard’s team presented many expert witnesses, including two physicians, during Monday’s trial procedures.
Dr. Richard Moore, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand procedures, testified as an expert witness that the damage Depp sustained to his finger following an event in Australia did not match his claim that Heard slammed his hand with a glass vodka bottle.
Dr. David Spiegel, a specialist on intimate relationship violence and a psychiatrist, testified that Depp exhibited characteristics that are consistent with both someone who has a substance use illness and someone who is a perpetrator of intimate partner abuse.
Moore and Spiegel have never interrogated or spoken with Depp. Both examined medical data and testimony related to the case.
Kathryn Arnold, an entertainment industry specialist, also testified on her analysis of Depp and Heard’s careers.
Arnold stated in court that she feels Heard’s op-ed had “Very little,” impact on Depp’s career.
Arnorld added, “Hardly anybody even knew the op-ed existed before he filed suit. If anybody that I know but certainly not Disney.”
Arnold estimates Heard has lost up to $50 million in potential profits over the next five years as a result of Depp’s attorney’s statements dismissing Heard’s accusations.
On Friday, both parties’ attorneys are slated to make closing comments in the case.