Winona Ryder felt “shocked, confused, and upset” by the allegations Amber Heard had thrown to her ex-fiance, Johnny Depp.
In the witness statement that the 48-year-old actress provided in support to Johnny Depp, Ryder couldn’t believe the actor could do it. The Stranger Things star revealed her ex was never abusive to her.
The actor is suing the British newspaper The Sun for libel after publishing an article naming him a “wife-beater.”
The trial is now ongoing at a High Court in London.
Ryder’s statement in support to Johnny Depp
Ryder is about to stand on the witness box, but her appearance is, reportedly, canceled. The 57-year-old actor’s barrister, David Sherborne, said they have decided to drop it.
Hence, they only revealed more excerpts from the Beetlejuice star’s statement to the press at the High Court.
“I understand that it is very important that I speak from my own experience, as I obviously was not there during his marriage to Amber,” she said, per the Press Association, via Deadline. “But, from my experience, which was so wildly different, I was absolutely shocked, confused, and upset when I heard the accusations against him.”
Ryder and Johnny Depp had been engaged in the 1990s. She even considers their relationship to be one of the most important things in her life.
Johnny Depp never violent toward Ryder
“The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved,” Ryder continued. “I cannot wrap my head around these accusations.”
She insisted her Edward Scissorhands co-actor was never violent or abusive toward her or anybody that she had seen.
“I truly and honestly only know him as a really good man,” Ryder added. “An incredibly loving, extremely caring guy who was so very protective of me and the people that he loves, and I felt so very, very safe with him.”
She cleared that she didn’t want to call anyone a liar. But from her experience with Johnny Depp, it’s impossible that the allegations are true.
“I find it extremely upsetting, knowing him as I do,” Ryder ended the statement.
Ryder and Vanessa Paradis’ canceled appearance
Ryder, along with Johnny Depp’s former wife, Vanessa Paradis, was supposed to give evidence at the High Court. However, Sherborne said they no longer needed to make an appearance, The Hollywood Reporter noted.
“There is no need to reschedule those witnesses, much as it would have been a pleasure to have them here,” he told the court.
He explained The Sun didn’t question Johnny Depp’s claim about her two exes. So, they didn’t need to provide evidence anymore.
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