Winona Ryder and Penelope Cruz have come forward to defend Johnny Depp in wake of Amber Heard’s lawsuit against the star.
Both Winona Ryder and Penelope Cruz have filed declarations in his defamation case against Johnny Depp’s ex-wife Amber Heard. In recent years, Amber Heard has been exceptionally vocal regarding the abuse she supposedly has recieved at the hands of her now ex-husband, superstar Johnny Depp. Both Winona Ryder and Penelope Cruz have strong friendships with Johnny Depp and have come to his side during the lawsuit against Amber Heard.
Winona Ryder, who was once engaged with Johnny Depp, reported in her declaration, which was obtained by The Blast, that she does not believe the Pirates of the Caribbean star is violent.
“I obviously was not there during his marriage to Amber, but, from my experience, which was so wildly different, I was absolutely shocked, confused and upset when I heard the accusations against him. The idea that he is an incredibly violent person is the farthest thing from the Johnny I knew and loved. I cannot wrap my head around these accusations.”
Winona Ryder’s support is overwhelmingly positive and could help the Fantastic Beasts star’s case as they both shared an intimate relationship. In her declaration, which is quite lengthy, Winona Ryder discusses how Johnny Depp was never violent towards her and that Amber Heard’s accusations don’t seem true to his nature.
Penelope Cruz echoed Winona Ryder’s sentiments, albeit from a friendship perspective. Penelope Cruz has starred alongside Johnny Depp multiple times, most notably in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In her declaration for the same defamation case against Amber Heard, she states that the actor was a fantastic friend to her on numerous occasions. Penelope Cruz’s declaration was also obtained by The Blast.
“Many years have passed and I have not only made 3 movies with him, but I also count on him as a great friend. I’ve always been impressed by his kindness, his brilliant mind, his talent, and his peculiar sense of humor.”
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have been in a tense, muddled legal battle for quite some time. Amber Heard alleges that Johnny Depp has abused her on occasions, while Johnny Depp maintains that he hasn’t. With Winona Ryder and Penelope Cruz in the star’s camp, it’ll be interesting to see what happens regarding the case with Amber Heard.
Source: The Blast