Last week, Amber Heard mentioned Kate Moss in her testimony during the defamation trial she faces with ex-husband Johnny Depp, which has opened the door for the supermodel’s relationship with the actor to be discussed during cross-examination when court resumes on May 16.
Depp and Moss, a controversial couple during the 1990s (between 1994 and 1997), were recalled when Heard took the stand to detail alleged abuse between her and the actor, citing an unverified rumor that Depp once pushed the model down a flight of stairs.
“I don’t hesitate and wait-I instantly think of Kate Moss and stairs,” Heard said, in a move that prompted celebrations from Depp’s lawyers, although Moss has not accused Depp of being violent when they were together.
How did Kate Moss and Johnny Depp meet?
According to media reports, Moss and Depp met at New York’s Tabac Cafe in 1994, being introduced by celebrity columnist George Wayne.
Depp was then 31 and Moss was 20.The actor had just split from Winona Ryder, whom he was with from 1989 to 1993.The writer wrote on Instagram in 2019, “Johnny was in the back having dinner and Kate walked in with Naomi [Campbell] and The GW grabbed her and made the introduction!”
“I had no idea that they would then become the IT couple for seasons to come, destroying hotel rooms across the globe during their still unforgettable union!” Wayne added.
“They can’t keep their hands, lips, mouths, legs off of each other,” a friend of Depp’s told People in 1994 about his relationship with Moss.
The famously trashed hotel room
However, rumors surfaced about a fierce argument between the couple in 1994, which reportedly included a trashed room at the Mark Hotel in New York. Depp was even arrested for that incident for criminal damage, although a criminal judge dismissed the charge on the condition that he stay out of trouble for 6 months.
Depp regretted that work affected his relationship with Moss
Moss and Depp separated in 1997 and Depp took responsibility for their split.
“I’ve never been so emotional about a woman,” the actor told Hello magazine in 1998. “I’ve been so stupid because we had so much going for our relationship. I’m the one who has to take responsibility for what happened: she was hard to get along with, I let my work get in the way and I didn’t pay her the attention I should have.”
“The whole thing was crazy because I should never have been so nervous about what people would say about my work,” he said. “Of course I should care about my films, but when I get home I should try to put that stuff behind me. I couldn’t do that and it was horrible to live with me. Believe me, sometimes I’m a complete asshole.”
What has Kate Moss said about Depp?
In 2012, Moss described her breakup as a “nightmare,” telling Vanity Fair, “There’s no one who could really take care of me. Johnny did for a while. I believed what he was saying. Like if I said, ‘What do I do,’ he would tell me.
“And that’s what I missed when I left. I really lost that measure of someone I could trust. A nightmare. Years and years of crying – oh, the tears!”
Heard, 36, is being sued for $50 million by her ex-husband Depp, 58, for defamation over an op-ed published by The Washington Post in 2018, in which she said she was a victim of domestic abuse.
Although Heard did not name Depp in the article, her legal team has argued that it was obvious she was referring to him. Heard, for her part, has countersued for $100 million in damages with her lawyers, arguing that the op-ed was a matter of public interest. Depp’s trial against Heard will resume on May 16.