Winona Ryder will testify Johnny Depp was ‘never abusive’ to her: report
Winona Ryder is expected to testify in a British court this week that Johnny Depp was “never abusive” during their relationship, a report said Sunday.
The Oscar-nominated actress will appear via video link in London’s High Court as part of her ex-boyfriend’s lawsuit against The Sun newspaper.
He is suing over a 2018 article that referred to him as a “wife beater” — which he vehemently denies.
Ryder, 48, is expected to say that the 57-year-old “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is an “extremely caring guy,” The Times UK reported.
His ex-wife, Amber Heard, has accused Depp of repeatedly assaulting her during their doomed relationship.
Heard, 34, is also expected to take the stand next week as the key witness for the defense.
Lawyers for The Sun had tried to block Ryder and another of Depp’s exes, French singer Vanessa Paradis, from giving evidence, according to The Times.
But Paradis, the mother of Depp’s two children, is also expected to testify on his behalf via video link. The pair got together in the late 90s and separated in 2012.
Depp and Ryder, who acted opposite each other in 1990’s “Edward Scissorhands,” were one of Hollywood’s hottest couples in the early-90s.
He even got “Winona Forever” tattooed on his right arm — before amending the ink to say “Wino Forever” following their break up.
During the first four days of trial last week, Depp denied Heard’s claims he turned into a “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” monster who abused her when he drank and did drugs.
One of the allegations he refuted was that he hit Heard in 2013 for laughing at his infamous ink, insisting, “I don’t recall any argument about any of my tattoos.”
The trial is expected to last three weeks total.
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