What is Kate Moss’s net worth? Model’s testimony on ‘staircase incident’ with Johnny Depp could be pivotal
According to recent reports, Kate Moss is set to testify for Johnny Depp at the defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. As the trial approached its sixth and final week, several outlets claimed that Moss, 48, will testify by video call on Wednesday, May 25.
Depp is currently suing Heard for $50 million over an article in which she alleged she had been abused. However, the ‘Aquaman’ star has filed a countersuit for $100 million. Now, Kate Moss, the British supermodel will testify about an alleged event in the 1990s while she was dating Depp, in which he reportedly pushed her down the stairs.
Kate Moss' rise to fame and fortune
According to Michigansportszone, Kate Moss or Katherine Ann Moss was born in Croydon, London, on January 16, 1974. She started modeling at the age of 14 when she was discovered by Sarah Doukas, the founder of Storm Management. Moss rose to prominence at the age of 16 after appearing in a series of black-and-white photographs, and onlookers linked her to the rising grunge trend.
Moss gained a reputation as the ‘anti-supermodel’ of the early 1990s after a series of notable photoshoots. She rose to international fame in the 1990s, towards the end of the so-called supermodel era, and became a household name all over the world. Moss' body shape, described as ‘waifish,’ was embraced by the fashion industry as the new look. Kate Moss also featured in a range of music videos and films, in addition to modeling. Moss has been an active contributor to the fashion industry outside of her modeling career too, having launched various apparel collections, perfume brands and cosmetic products.
Kate Moss’s net worth
According to Wealthygorilla, Kate Moss's net worth is well over $70 million. She is often regarded as one of the world's most influential women. Moss is also one of the most well-paid models in history. She claimed to have earned well over $10 million during her peak years. In 2008, the British Royal Museum displayed a nearly $3 million 18-carat gold statue of the fashion legend. She was named the 99th richest lady in the United Kingdom in 2009.
How did Moss meet Depp?
Between 1994 and 1997, Kate Moss was at the peak of her fashion career when she dated Depp. In a 2012 interview with Vanity Fair, Moss discussed her split with Depp, stating, “There’s nobody that’s ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit. I believed what he said. Like if I said, ‘What do I do?’, he’d tell me. And that’s what I missed when I left. I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust.” Meanwhile, the couple is said to have stayed close even after breaking up. Apart from Johnny Depp, Kate Moss has been in a few other long-term relationships. She dated Jefferson Hack, the editor of 'Dazed & Confused' magazine, during the 2000s. Moss dated Pete Doherty from 2005 until 2007. She also married Jamie Hince, a guitarist from 'The Kills,' in 2011 but their marriage ended in divorce four years later. Moss also dated German aristocrat Count Nikolai von Bismarck.
Why is Kate Moss in the news recently?
The news of Kate Moss appearing in court for the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial comes after Heard revealed Moss' name earlier this month during her court appearance. When Heard was discussing an alleged 2015 confrontation between her sister, Whitney Henriquez, and Depp, she claimed, "Johnny swings at [Henriquez]. I just see my little sister with her back to the staircase and Johnny swings at her and I don't even wait... I just in my head instantly think of Kate Moss and the stairs and I swung at him. In all of my relationships to date with Johnny, I hadn't landed a blow. I, for the first time, hit him — like, actually hit him — square in the face."
Heard made the remark in response to rumors that Depp had pushed Moss down the stairs. According to The New York Post, the actress originally made the accusation during her evidence during Depp's defamation trial in 2020. However, Moss has never responded to the allegation that Depp pushed her down the stairwell. Heard testified in 2020, "I remembered information I had heard [that] he pushed a former girlfriend -- I believe it was Kate Moss -- down the stairs. I had heard this rumor from two people and it was fresh in my mind." However, according to NY Post, by bringing up the alleged incident, Heard gave Depp's legal team the opportunity to summon Moss to refute the accusation. The case is nearing its conclusion and Depp might testify for the third and final time in this trial.