Johnny Depp libel trial: Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis’s witness statements in full

Derrick Santistevan

The witness statements of 2 of Johnny Depp’s former partners – the Hollywood star Winona Ryder and French vocalist Vanessa Paradis – have actually been launched to the media in full.

The High Court heard on Thursday that the women will no longer be contacted us to provide proof in Depp’s libel claim versus The Sun’s publisher News Group Papers over a short article that identified him a “wife beater”.

They was because of appear through video-link today, however the star’s lawyer David Sherborne informed the court that Depp‘s legal team had actually chosen there is no need to speak with them.

Amber Heard has actually implicated Depp of violence towards her

Ryder was in a relationship with Depp for 4 years and the couple were engaged from 1990 to 1993.

She informed attorneys she discovered Amber Heard‘s claims “horrific”.

This is her declaration in full:

” I understood Johnny effectively years earlier. We were together as a couple for 4 years, and I counted him as my buddy, and as near to me as family.

” I count our relationship as one of the more substantial relationships of my life.

” I comprehend that it is extremely crucial that I speak from my own experience, as I undoubtedly was not there throughout his marital relationship to Amber, however, from my experience, which was so hugely various, I was definitely surprised, puzzled and distressed when I heard the allegations versus him.

Winona Ryder and Johnny Depp in 1990

” The concept that he is an exceptionally violent individual is the farthest thing from the Johnny I understood and liked.

” I can not cover my head around these allegations. He was never ever, never ever violent towards me. He was never ever, never ever violent at all towards me.

” He has actually never ever been violent or violent towards anyone I have actually seen. I really and truthfully just understand him as a truly excellent guy – an exceptionally caring, incredibly caring person who was so extremely protective of me and individuals that he enjoys, and I felt so extremely, extremely safe with him.

” I do not wish to call anybody a phony however from my experience of Johnny, it is difficult to think that such dreadful claims aretrue I discover it incredibly distressing understanding him as I do.”

Ryder and Depp in Edward Scissorhands in1991 Photo: 20 th Century Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock

Paradis, who is likewise a starlet and design, was with Depp for 14 years.

The couple have 2 children together – Lily-Rose, 21, and Jack, 18.

This is her declaration in full:

” I have actually understood Johnny for more than 25 years.

” We have actually been partners for 14 years and we raised our 2 children together.

” Through all these years I have actually understood Johnny to be a kind, mindful, generous, and non-violent individual and dad.

” On film sets the stars, directors and whole teams love him due to the fact that he is modest and considerate to everybody, along with being among the very best stars we have actually seen.

Johnny Depp with Vanessa Paradis at the LA best of his film Sleepy Hollow in 1999

” I understand the claims which Amber Heard has actually openly implicated Johnny of for more than 4 years now. This is absolutely nothing like the true Johnny I have actually understood, and from my individual experience of several years, I can state he was violent or never ever violent to me.

” I have actually seen that these outrageous statements have actually been truly traumatic, and likewise triggered damage to his profession due to the fact that regrettably people have actually gone on thinking these false truths.

“This is so upsetting as he has helped so many persons in his personal and professional life, with kindness and generosity.”

The case is because of last for a minimum of 3 weeks.

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