The Reason Why Bringing Up Depp’s Ex Was A Mistake


Defamation Court Case

Everyone has been talking about the defamation court case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The ongoing case has revealed many details about their short-lived marriage as the two of them fight tooth and nail to win the case.

After a long and successful career, Johnny Depp married Amber Heard in 2015 on his private island. They were married for just a year before getting a divorce in 2016, but it didn’t end there.


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To give more context, Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard for defamation of character after she op-ed an article with The Washington Post where she implicated Depp as a “domestic abuser”.

Depp claims that her claims are far from the truth and he has decided to sue her for $50 million. But Heard isn’t taking it lying down and the case has caused quite the stir online.

“Smear Campaign”

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Heard has decided to counter-sue Depp after claiming that he started a “smear campaign” against her. The trial might be far from over, but many details have emerged.

Many disturbing and surprising details of the two’s year-long marriage have come to light, including one new revelation that may work in Depp’s favor.

The Sun

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Because of Heard’s implications, Depp has been suffering. In 2018, an article was posted by The Sun that implicated that Depp shouldn’t have been cast in JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindlewald.

Depp’s lawyers decided to battle this in court, but they lost the case due to “no evidence of the contrary.”

The Rum Diary

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Depp and Heard met in the 2009 film, The Rum Diary. Depp has said that he felt sparks in a kissing scene between the two actors. They were both in relationships at the time.

They decided to keep their relationship professional until they were promoting the film, two years later. Shortly after this, they were both single until they got married in 2015.

Current Case

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But just 16 months after their marriage, Heard filed for a restraining order and divorce. She then opened up, revealing that Depp was an abusive partner, which he refutes. This is what opened the trial in 2022 after Depp’s first case was dismissed.

The prolonged court case, which has lasted a few months, is being streamed directly to the social media platform, YouTube. But in the last two weeks, Heard said something that blew the case wide open.

Everything Changed

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Depp has been in hot water since it was first alleged that he abused Heard, but he claims that he was the one being abused by Heard.

In the last few months, both parties have brought evidence and claims in an attempt to shed some light on the situation. But Heard did something that Depp did not count on. She mentioned his ex-girlfriend, Kate Moss. And judging by Depp’s team’s reactions, it changed everything.

Hot Couple

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Kate Moss and Johnny Depp met at a bar in New York in 1994. The two started dating, making them one of the hottest couples of the 90s.

But things didn’t last between the two, and by 1997, their relationship grew strained. Everything fell apart when the two of them decided to break off their relationship.

Their Relationship

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Depp has revealed that he was the reason why things ended between the two, he revealed that he got too involved in his work at the time and didn’t give her the attention she needed.

In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2012, Kate revealed that there is no bad blood between the two. But this wouldn’t be the last time that Depp would hear Moss’s name, Amber Heard would see to that.


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For the last few weeks, the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case has been all over social media. Both parties have lawyered up and brought testimonies showing evidence for both sides.

But in recent weeks, there has been a huge development.  Judging by the reaction given after Heard brought up Kate Moss, it appears she had no idea what implications it would bring.

Bringing Up Kate Moss

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With tensions rising as both Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are getting cross-examined multiple times as new evidence is shown.

Heard brought up an interesting story. Referring to an incident between Depp and his sister. “She was trying to get Johnny to stop. Her back was to the staircase, and Johnny swung at her. I don’t hesitate and wait. I instantly think of Kate Moss and stairs.” These words would seemingly change everything.

A Strange Reaction

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The statement sounds like it should have been a mark against Depp. But the reaction that he and his lawyer, Ben Chew, had was surprising, with Ben fist-bumping his colleagues.

He excitedly whispered something into Depp’s ear. It was clear that they were happy, but why? What had put the shoe on the other foot?


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Since the trial is still in full swing, people can only guess what Depp’s reaction meant until they cross-examine her. But there are many theories on why things are working in his favor.

Many lawyers and people have watched the footage and explained why Depp seems to think that things are working in his favor. But are they?


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Most people have agreed on the same consensus. Experts have said that just mentioning Kate Moss was enough to cause the stir, not the story itself.

The ex-girlfriend’s name wasn’t something that should have been brought up. So far, Depp hasn’t brought her up because she hasn’t been relevant. But now, things are different.

A “Ban” List

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Kate Moss’ name is thought to have been on a “ban” list, which means Heard wasn’t allowed to bring her up. Another explanation is even more wild and relevant than that.

It is also thought that Depp and his team may know that Moss may be able to dispute Heard’s claim since the two are on good terms. And now Moss can be brought in as a witness when she couldn’t before.