Depp is suing News Group Newspapers, the publisher of The Sun, and the newspaper’s editor-in-chief Dan Wootton in the High Court in London over the April 2018 article, which called him a “wife beater.” He firmly denies having abused Heard.
She was the last witness called in the Depp case, which lasted for nine days.
Depp and Heard met while doing The Rum Diary in 2011 and the two were married in February 2015. Heard filed for divorce 15 months later.
In a written statement from a witness, Kendall said that she spoke in April 2018 to a woman whom she later learned was a journalist for Sun. She said she had been “completely misquoted and misused by the Sun to achieve her goal.”
“Even though it was true that I was a victim of Harvey Weinstein, the rest was a lie,” Kendall said. “I was not ‘made public’ on behalf of MeToo or myself, to criticize JK Rowling’s decision to dump Mr. Depp, nor did I accuse Mr. Depp of hurting Amber. Heard, of which I have no first-hand knowledge.
Kendall said in her statement that she texted the Sun reporter after the article was published and said, “The whole article seems to be aimed at defaming him. ”
Kendall, who appeared by video conference from Los Angeles, was not questioned about her statement.
Ahead of Kendall’s appearance, a friend of Amber Heard said one of Depp’s lawyers pressured him to say negative things about Heard in a US court statement.
In her written statement, interior designer Laura Divenere said she saw no injuries to Heard in the days that followed, Heard alleges Depp threw her a phone that hit her in the face.
Asked by Sasha Wass, attorney for the editor of the Sun’s News Group Newspapers, whether she had been under “enormous pressure” to make the statement, Divenere replied, “Correct.”
Depp’s friend says star claims Heard ‘likes to hit’
Earlier on Friday, the court heard a longtime friend of Depp’s, artist Isaac Baruch, who said a “panicked” Depp came to see him in 2013 and told him that Heard “likes to hit” and that she would hit him after the fighting began.
In his witness statement, Baruch said that Depp said to him, “I don’t know what I’m going to do, because I’m not going to hit her, you know I’m not going to hit her, I love her. “
Baruch, who lived in one of Depp’s penthouses in Los Angeles, also said Heard had no visible injuries in the days following his allegation that Depp threw a cell phone during a heated argument in May 2016.
In another testimony on Friday, Travis McGivern, one of Depp’s security guards, said he saw Heard throw a can full of Red Bull at Depp, spit at him from a landing, and punched him in the eye during another argument in March 2015.
Heard is due to start testifying on Monday when the newspaper begins its defense.