Kate Moss, Johnny Depp Staircase Rumor Origin: What We Know

As a supermodel, Kate Moss prepares to testify as a rebuttal witness Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard defamation trial, many have wondered where the rumor that Depp allegedly pushed Moss down a flight of stairs came from.

In the trial of Heard, whom Depp sued for $50 million after she wrote a comment The Washington Post Heard claimed without naming Depp that she was a victim of domestic violence and briefly mentioned Moss in her statement.

While recalling an incident on the witness stand on May 5, Heard mentioned Moss’s name. She testified that in an argument in which Depp tried to hit Heard’s sister: “I immediately think of Kate Moss and the stairs, and I attacked him. I haven’t had that in any of my previous relationships [delivered] a hit. For the first time, I punched him squarely in the face.”

Depp’s legal team celebrated the mention of the model’s name, and some legal experts predicted that Heard’s attempt on Moss would backfire, as Depp’s team later called Moss as a witness to deny the rumor that Depp once pushed Moss down a flight of stairs.

Some legal experts predicted that Amber Heard’s appeal to a rumor that Johnny Depp had pushed Kate Moss down a flight of stairs would backfire on the actress. Above: Heard attends the hearing at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia on May 24.
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The Staircase Rumor: What We Know

While unconfirmed, it’s difficult to find reports of a rumor prior to 2020 that Depp pushed Moss down the stairs when they were dating in the 1990s.

The rumor reportedly first made headlines after Heard spoke about it in 2020 when she mentioned Moss during Depp’s 2020 defamation trial The sun Newspaper he sued after publishing a report calling him a “wife beater”.

According to the Associated Press, Heard said at the 2020 trial, “He was about to push her [Heard’s sister] down the stairs and in the moment before that happened I remembered information I had heard that he pushed a former girlfriend – I think it was Kate Moss – down the stairs.

In 2020, Depp’s former attorney, David Sherborne, accused Heard of fabricating the rumor. Sherborne claimed that “in another moment of unscripted malevolence,” Heard “threw in a detail” to say she “remembered a rumor” that Depp pushed Moss down the stairs The mirror, a British tabloid.

Eleanor Laws, who also represented Depp, told the court that it was the first time Heard had mentioned Moss in relation to the incident. She reportedly asked Heard why the actress had never approached Moss, and Heard replied, “I didn’t have the freedom, time, space, or energy to list every thought that came to mind.”

Kate Moss and Johnny Deep in 1995
Kate Moss and Johnny Depp were considered the “It” couple when they were together from 1994 to 1997. American actor Johnny Depp is seen in this photo with his girlfriend, British model Kate Moss, at the 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills, California January 21, 1995.
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Depp and Moss were considered an “it” couple when they dated from 1994 to 1997. Depp was 31 when he started dating Moss, who was 20.

In 1994, there were reports that a hotel room at New York’s Mark Hotel was ransacked by the couple during an argument. Depp was arrested on criminal mischief charges over that incident, but the charges were dismissed by a criminal judge on the condition that he stay out of trouble for six months.

There were no reports Moss was ever hurt and the supermodel never accused Depp of being violent towards her.

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Rick Schindler

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