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Depp, 58, is suing Heard, 36, for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court over a December 2018 op-ed she wrote in The Washington Post describing herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.” His lawyers say he was defamed by the article even though it never mentioned his name.
Depp is seeking US$50 million in damages, while Heard is countersuing her former partner for US$100 million.
Moss, a 48-year-old former supermodel — who was romantically involved with Depp from 1994 to 1997 — is expected to tell the court about an incident in which she fell down a flight of stairs and was saved by Depp.
In earlier testimony, Heard referred to Moss while she described a fight in which she admittedly punched Depp when she thought that he would push her sister down the stairs.
“Whitney’s back was to the staircase, and Johnny swings at her,” Heard said at the time. “I don’t hesitate, I don’t wait… I just, in my head, instantly think of Kate Moss and stairs. And I swung at him.”
Earlier in the proceedings, which began on April 12 and will wrap up on May 27, Depp denied many of the allegations, insisting that he is a “Southern gentleman” and that he had not been addicted to alcohol or illicit drugs.
Depp may also be called back to the witness stand on Wednesday.
— This is a developing story and will be updated live
— With files from The Associated Press
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