Amber Heard on Thursday abruptly dropped Kate Moss’ name in Johnny Depp’s blatant defamation lawsuit after she alleged the actor once pushed a British supermodel down the stairs.
Heard, 36, made the claim during the second day of her testimony in Fairfax, Virginia, as she reportedly detailed the violent feud she had with Depp during their sour romance.
The “Aquaman” actress briefly mentioned Moss describing how when he first punched Depp in the face, fearing he was going to push his sister Whitney down a ladder.
Hurd said she and her then-husband were fighting over the mezzanine of the stairs in several of their penthouses in March 2015 when their sister came between them.
“He threw himself into the line of fire,” Heard said of his sister. “She was trying to stop Johnny. Her back was to the ladder, and Johnny swings at her.
“I don’t hesitate and wait — I immediately think of Kate Moss and the stairs.”
Moss and Depp dated between 1994 and 1998.
Heard first accused Moss Ladder when she testified during Depp’s other defamation trial in the UK in 2020.
Describing the same fight involving his sister, Heard told the British court at the time: “I remember the information I heard [that] He pushed an ex-girlfriend – I believe it was Kate Moss – down the stairs. I had heard this rumor from two people and it was fresh in my mind.”
At that trial, Depp’s attorneys accused Heard of fabricating a “rumor” to Moss and left her in his testimony at the last minute.
The lawyer said that Hurd had never mentioned the claim before, including his statements and witnesses’ statements before that trial.
Moss never publicly addressed Heard’s claim that Depp had pushed her down the stairs.
Heard is defending herself in Virginia against claims to defame Depp after she wrote a 2018 op-ed in the Washington Post in which she described herself as “a public figure representing domestic abuse.”