It’s Likely Amber Heard Did Hear the Rumor Johnny Depp Pushed Kate Moss Down Some Stairs

If Johnny Depp's legal team really believes introducing past relationships into the Fairfax Virginia trial will help him then prepare yourself for some of Hollywood's most guarded secrets about the fading former A-lister to come spilling out.

It was controversial when she mentioned it during the UK trial and has again raised eyebrows. But Amber Heard mentioning the very real rumor of Johnny Depp pushing Kate Moss down a flight of steps during their tumultuous relationship in the mid-90s has revived one of the more violent incidents in Johnny Depp’s past, an old news item some would have rather stayed buried.

October 31, 1996, I was at my sister-in-law’s Halloween party in Athens,  Georgia. She’d been throwing this shindig for almost a decade and, overtime, it had become an eclectic blend of people representing various points in her life. I was there the night River Phoenix died in 1993. The few of us who could drag ourselves off the couches and floors were up the next morning  talking about it. And exactly three years later, that event came up in another early early early morning talk that eventually bled into the topic of Johnny Depp and Kate Moss.

“I heard he pushed her off a chair in a hotel restaurant,” one said. Another corrected her. “No, I think he pushed her down some stairs somewhere, at least that’s what a tabloid said… Examiner? Enquirer?”

I’d heard a similar version as well. What we were likely referencing in our various stages of  intoxication were the events of one of Mr. Depp’s more notorious violent episodes. In 1994, Depp was arrested  when he destroyed a hotel room while fighting with then-girlfriend, 20 year old supermodel Kate Moss.  Though Depp testified in the 2020 UK case Moss slept through his rampage, reports at the time presented a somewhat different series of events.

After the incident, the LA Times reported Moss was with him, but doesn’t state she was sleeping.  CBS News reported other guests actually heard the two arguing. Guests reportedly were awakened at 5:30 a.m. by the sounds of shattering glass, snapping wood, and loud domestic squabbling. Police found both Depp and Moss very much awake sitting among the debris.

“Johnny Depp and Kate Moss got into an epic fight at New York City’s Mark Hotel, where Moss accused Depp of cheating on her,” says Robin Cherry of the Robb Report. “Police were called, and they found a ‘possibly intoxicated’ Depp and a disheveled Moss in the middle of their ravaged guest room. Depp was arrested… [and] claimed the damage was done by an armadillo that popped out of the closet.”

The couple broke up in 1997, reportedly because of Depp’s “intense mood swings.” 

“Kate was often on a razor’s edge with Johnny,” says Maureen Callahan, author of Champagne Supernovas.  “She was afraid of his rages.”

It really should come as no surprise that Amber Heard, former wife of Johnny Depp and who’s traveled in Hollywood circles for almost two decades, heard the stairs rumor as well. It’s likely she’s heard other things – before, during, and after her marriage to the former Pirates of the Caribbean star – which we’ll never know ourselves unless Johnny Depp’s legal team really believes introducing past relationships into the Fairfax Virginia trial will help him. Then some of Hollywood’s most guarded secrets about the fading former A-lister could come spilling out.

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J Davis

J is a former rock star, former DJ, comic book & political historian, and novelist who once read the ingredients on a chewing gum wrapper and unlocked the secrets of the universe.


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  • Just an FYI….I really hate making this political. I am very much Rightwing (NOT CONSERVATIVE, Yes there is a difference between Rightwing and CONSERVATIVE)

    Regardless, I very much stand with Amber Heard.
    I actually did the research. Depp is guilty. END OF STORY.
    Shocking, I know.
    Many of these pro Depp stans self identify as “liberal” and very much left wing. I’m fact these same Twitter mobs would be worked up into a frenzy if it was ANY OTHER VICTIM.

    It just goes to show that cancel culture and the phony social justice activism people purport to fight on behalf of, has always been a phony veneer utilized as an outlet to express their public cruelty.
    ULTIMATELY in the end, the Heard case really illuminates the fact that these social media outrage mobs have no authentic principles nor a moral compass which guides them.
    It’s just an excuse to publicly dog pile, bully, attack and terrorize whichever public victim is deemed permissible to persecute.
    “This person is an ist /phobe”
    “Amber Heard is a liar”

    Attack attack attack. Like packs of frenzied carnivore hyenas who have caught a whiff of blood in the air.

    Johnny Depp himself has a Communist inspired tattoo and he very much aligns himself with the political left.

    Much like Harvey Weinstein who had the temerity to lead the “pussy hat” protest in the womens march against Trump, Depp likewise is and was a very outspoken critic against Trump. He even did an imitation of Trump just like Alec Baldwin. 😒

    I will not deny that Adam Waldman and Johnny’s PR team have cynically exploited the incel movement which has largely been defined as “Alt right” or whatever, but in reality, that’s definitely not the case. It’s a mixed bag.
    Johnnys team has just as equally exploited multiple other factions of the internet as well.
    Mostly, its the, refuse-to-read or engage in any sort of objective critical research variety.

    Speaking for myself, Amber Heard couldn’t be farther on the political spectrum from myself, but truth is the truth. She does not deserve to be on the receiving end of such sociopathic public cruelty.
    What is happening to her is not ok. I stand with her.