Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis Defend Johnny Depp: ‘He Was Never, Never Violent’


    Michael Kappeler/GettyJohnny Depp’s former romantic partners, Winona Ryder and Vanessa Paradis, have come to the actor’s defense as he sues British tabloid The Sun for libel. In 2018, the newspaper ran a story with a headline calling Depp a “wife-beater,” referring to his ex-wife Amber Heard’s domestic abuse allegations, which Depp has denied.Variety reports that both Ryder, who dated Depp in the early 1990s, and Paradis, who was in a relationship with him from 1998 to 2012 and has two children with him, have submitted witness statements ahead of Depp’s libel trial. Both statements say Depp was never violent toward the women.Heard obtained a restraining order against Depp in 2016, after the two married in 2015. She released photos of her injured face after an alleged incident with Depp. Depp has consistently denied the claims, and last year filed a $50 million defamation suit against Heard. The two divorced in 2017.Read more at The Daily Beast.


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