The question of whether Kate Moss will testify in the trial of dueling defamation lawsuits between ex-spouses and celebrities, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, has surfaced on a lot of people''s minds as the trial will resume next week after a break.
Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for defamation, for allegedly false domestic assault allegations against him that he feared harming his career. Heard is suing Depp, also suing him, for $100 million.
According to the Law & Crime Network, some of the Heards team''s witnesses are coming to the stand. In the wake of the trial that has been publicly broadcast from a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia since mid-April, some of the reports have been reported.
Depp might be able to present a rebuttal witness as well.
During her testimony last week, Heard contacted Moss, apparently referenced a rumor that Depp pushed Moss down some stairs.
Heard said the only time she struck a blow was when she swung at Depp during a fight because Depp was preparing to punch her sister, Henriquez, who was standing at the top of some stairs.
I dont hesitate. I do not wait. Heard said that I instantly resembled Kate Moss and the stairs. I swung at him.
While the reference may have been a plot to bolster Depp''s domestic violence claims, others argue that it was a poorly-calculated one in the trial''s larger scope.
As Insider reports, Heards'' referencing of Moss opens up the possibility for Depps to discuss previous relationships, which may have a couple of negative implications for the Heards case.
When Heard mentioned Moss, many individuals have pointed to an instance in which Depps lawyer, Ben Chew, appeared to react in a celebratory manner.
On Thursday, attorney for #JohnnyDepp appeared to celebre with a fist pump when #AmberHeard talked about #KateMoss during her testimony. @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/7KWrD0oGnV
According to an Insider story, Depp was shoved down the stairs when they were dating in the 1990s, a rumor that has yet to be confirmed. She spoke passionately about him in interviews and never publicly accused him of trembling.
According to court records, though Moss isn''t on any witness list, Depp does have the capacity to call any witnesses identified by Heard and any witness required for rebuttal or impeachment.
While a rebuttal witness is still out in the air at this point, Fox News claims that Depp and Moss have maintained a close connection over the years, according to an unnamed source. It''s possible that if Moss does testify, it would be to dismiss all claims that Depp harmed her.
According to analysts, Heards'' mention of Moss may widen the possibility of a Depps team grilling Heard, under cross-examination, about a previous domestic violence charge she faced with her then-girlfriend.
Heard was convicted in 2009 at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport for allegedly beating Tasya van Ree, whom she was in a relationship at the time. The charges were later dismissed, and van Ree issued a statement in 2016, alleging Heard was wrongfully accused of the incident.
While Heard claims that Depp was abused, Depp claims that he was not the opposite way around.
Depp''s lawsuit against Heard revolves around an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018, in which she described herself as a public figure representing domestic violence. In 2016, Heard made previous allegations of abuse against Depp, which he claims is referenced in the piece.
The trial will resume Monday, and Heard will continue her testimony under further scrutiny.