Amber Heard’s reference to Johnny Depp’s ex Kate Moss “could fly in her face,” says the expert

Amber Heard’s reference to Johnny Depp’s ex Kate Moss “could fly in her face,” says the expert

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belongs to amber‘s surprising reference to Kate Moss on the stand last week, prompting Johnny to do so dept‘s lawyers erupting could backfire spectacularly, sources and experts tell Fox News Digital.

The Aquaman actress told jurors May 5 that the only time she ever “landed a punch” was during an argument with Depp over his alleged infidelity in March 2015, when she thought he was hers Push sister down the stairs.

Johnny Depp and Kate Moss dating in the 1990s.

Johnny Depp and Kate Moss dating in the 1990s.
(Ron Galella, Ltd. via Getty Images)

“I don’t hesitate. I dont wait. I immediately think of Kate Moss and the stairs, and I attacked him,” Heard blurted out, referring to a rumor that Depp once pushed the supermodel, who he dated in the 1990s, down a flight of stairs.

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Depp’s attorney Ben Chew opened his mouth wide and his eyes lit up in a look of dizzying surprise as he turned to his team and fist pumped. Depp, who was seated next to Chew, looked down at the plaintiff’s table and smiled widely.

Depp is suing Heard in Fairfax County Circuit Court in Virginia for $50 million over a 2018 comment in which she identified herself as a victim of domestic violence, which ruined his reputation and career.

In a $100 million countersuit, Heard alleges her ex-husband conspired with his former attorney to defame her, calling her abuse allegations a hoax.

Amber Heard testified against her during the Johnny Depp defamation trial on May 5, 2022.

Amber Heard testified against her during the Johnny Depp defamation trial on May 5, 2022.
(Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool photo via AP)

Manhattan-based civil attorney Roland Acevedo called the supermodel’s name-dropping an apparent misstep that could “explode in her face.”

“It could certainly open the door to bringing Kate Moss in,” Acevedo said. “It’s seen as a side issue that courts don’t normally let you bring up, but since the defense opened the door and said he did, they may now be able to call them to prove it never happened . That could blow her up.”

British model Kate Moss poses during the launch of the new Mango 2012 collection in London January 24, 2012.

British model Kate Moss poses during the launch of the new Mango 2012 collection in London January 24, 2012.
(Reuters)

The decision as to whether Moss can or will testify ultimately rests with Judge Penney Azcarate.

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A source close to Depp said he and Moss have remained close friends and his legal team may be reaching out to her to testify during the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s rebuttal trial.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
(Evelyn Hockstein/Pool via AP)

Virginia-based civil attorney Broderick Dunn agreed with Acevedo. “I think it’s certainly something that Johnny Depp’s attorneys are going to investigate now,” he said. It wasn’t just the Moss reference that might have landed Heard in hot water. During Heard’s testimony, she opened up about how Depp allegedly first hit her in 2013.

“I knew you couldn’t hit a woman. I knew you couldn’t hit a man,” she testified.

Actress Amber Heard dismissed the accusation from ex-husband Johnny Depp's camp.

Actress Amber Heard dismissed the accusation from ex-husband Johnny Depp’s camp.
(Getty)

That statement could allow Depp’s team to question Heard about her 2009 arrest for allegedly hitting her ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

She was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence for allegedly tearing off van Ree’s necklace and slapping her on the arm, but prosecutors declined to proceed with the case, according to Depp’s lawsuit.

Dun said the domestic violence incident could happen now. “When Amber Heard says she ‘knew she couldn’t hit a woman,’ and when she’s accused of doing just that, then Depp’s team opens the door to try and present evidence of previous assaults,” Dunn said.

After Heard’s mugshot surfaced, the actress allegedly claimed she was arrested on a “fabricated charge” alleging that the cops were misogynistic and homophobic.

The police officer who handcuffed her “was both a woman and a lesbian activist who said so publicly after being publicly belittled by Ms. Heard,” Depp’s attorneys wrote in the lawsuit.

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Acevedo added that “you can prep a witness until you’re blue in the face” and these mistakes still happen.

“They’ve told her maybe ten times, don’t mention Kate Moss, but on the stand it gets emotional and it’s not easy to testify,” he said.

The trial had a pre-scheduled break this week but is scheduled to resume Monday with Heard on the witness stand.

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