Amber Heard said she's not surprised Kate Moss and others came 'out of the woodwork' to testify for Johnny Depp: 'That's his power'

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  • Amber Heard on Thursday said she wasn't surprised people had testified in support of Johnny Depp.

  • Heard was referring to last-minute witnesses including Kate Moss who questioned her testimony.

  • "He is a very powerful man and people love currying favor with powerful men," she said on the stand.

Amber Heard said she wasn't surprised by last-minute testimonies from Kate Moss and a campsite manager in support of Johnny Depp, saying that's the kind of power he wielded over people.

"I know how many people will come out and say whatever for him — that's his power," Heard said. "That's why I wrote the op-ed. I was speaking to that phenomenon: how many people will come out in support of him and will fall to his power."

Heard made the comment in her last minutes on the stand Thursday as her defamation trial with her ex-husband, Depp, drew to a close.

Depp's legal team had called two last-minute witnesses to the stand Wednesday to rebut incidents brought up by Heard in her testimony. Depp's ex-girlfriend Moss dispelled a rumor alluded to by Heard that Depp pushed her down a set of stairs when they dated in the 1990s. Moss said she slipped and Depp came to her rescue.

A campground manager also questioned Heard's description of a fight in which Heard said Depp got angry with her over another woman touching her. The manager said he saw Heard pick an argument with Depp and saw Depp "cower" in response.

"He is a very powerful man and people love currying favor with powerful men, and I know that firsthand — I've lived it," Heard said, dismissing the testimony.

Heard dismissed Kate Moss's testimony

One of Depp's attorneys, Camille Vasquez, brought up these testimonies during her cross-examination of Heard on Thursday, telling Heard she must've been surprised about these last-minute witnesses who raised questions about her credibility.

Heard said that she wasn't fazed and that she'd witnessed people being willing to do anything to curry favor with her ex-husband.

"I know how many people will come out of the woodwork to be in support of Johnny. It's clear from this courtroom how many people will do that," she said, appearing to refer to Depp's fans in the courtroom gallery.

Depp took Heard to trial, accusing her of ruining his career by insinuating in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed article that she had been the victim of domestic violence, and claiming it was Heard who was the real abuser in their relationship.

Kate Moss
Kate Moss testifying in the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard defamation trial.REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/Pool

Heard countersued and spent several days on the stand describing incidents in which she said Depp abused her during their relationship.

Regarding Moss' dispelling the stairs rumor, Heard said it didn't make any difference to her. Heard had referred to the rumor, saying it's what she thought about when she said Depp started to get aggressive with her and her sister when the three were standing at the top of a set of stairs in 2015. She said it's what prompted her to hit Depp, which she said was the only time she hit him during their relationship.

"I didn't expect her to show up or not to show up. It didn't matter," Heard said. "It doesn't change what I believed at the time, when we were on the stairs, and I thought he was going to kill my sister when she was on top of the stairs."

"Everyone who was around in the '90s and the early aughts knew that rumor," Heard also said. "I heard that rumor from multiple people. Of course that's what flashed through my head when my violent husband not only swung for me but all of a sudden swung for my sister. Of course I thought of that."

Both sides are expected to give closing arguments Friday, after which the jury is set to begin deliberations.

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