Kate Moss is expected to be the star witness in Johnny Depp’s legal battle against his former business managers

Kate Moss, who dated Johnny Depp in the 1990s is expected to be called to testify as a rebuttal witness during the ongoing trial between Depp and his ex-wife.

A source close to Depp told reporters that he and Moss are still friends today.

Depp has filed a lawsuit against Amber Heard for $50 million, alleging that she defamed him in an article she wrote without mentioning his name.

Heard has countersued Depp for $100 million, saying that the verbal abuse her attorney made calling her claims a “hoax” was defamatory.

Heard has been consistent in testifying that she thought about rumors around Moss when she had an altercation with her husband, Depp.

Heard testified on May 17, “He swung at Whitney, and I’d heard a rumor, a vague rumor, about that.”

It said in a 1998 rolling Stone article that in conversations with author Hunter Thompson, Johnny Depp is quoted as saying “I was with Kate, and I think he went straight for the romance jugular, shit like whether I beat her enough. I probably told him, ‘Yeah, she gets a severe beating.'”

No one from Depp’s team commented on the 1998 Rolling Stone quote.

The testimony given on Monday

During Monday’s trial proceedings, Heard’s team presented multiple expert witnesses, including two physicians.

Dr. Richard Moore, an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgeries, testified as an expert that the injuries Depp sustained to his finger after an incident in Australia were not consistent with Heard’s claim of slamming a glass vodka bottle on his hand during an argument.

Dr. David Spiegel, a psychiatrist who is an expert in intimate partner violence, testified that he believes Depp showed behaviors that are consistent with both someone who has a substance use disorder as well as consistent behaviors of someone who is a perpetrator of intimate partner violence. Neither Moore nor Spiegel have ever examined or spoken with Depp. Both reviewed medical records and testimony.

Kathryn Arnold, an expert in the entertainment industry, also testified about her analysis of Depp and Heard’s respective careers.

Arnold believes that Heard’s op-ed did not have a considerable impact on Depp’s career.

Arnold testified: “Very little. Hardly anyone even knew the article existed, before he filed suit.” If anybody I know knew about it before the complainant filed suit, but certainly not Disney.”

Arnold thinks that Heard will lose $50 million over the next five years due to Depp’s lawyer’s statements inaccurately portraying her claims.

The closing statements in the case will be made by both attorneys on Friday.

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