KEY POINTS

  • Winona Ryder will reportedly be testifying via video link in Johnny Depp's case against The Sun
  • The actress will allegedly attest that Depp was "never abusive" during their relationship
  • The exes starred opposite each other in "Edward Scissorhands" 

Winona Ryder, another ex of Johnny Depp, is set to testify that the actor was “never abusive” during their relationship for the ongoing trial of his lawsuit against the publisher of the U.K. tabloid The Sun, a report said.

While Amber Heard has accused the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star of beating her, Ryder reportedly stands with Depp and will attest that he was “never abusive” while they were together, The Times UK reported. Ryder will reportedly appear in London's High Court via video link for the hearing of the 57-year-old’s libel case against publisher News Group Newspapers and The Sun’s executive editor, Dan Wootton.

Depp took offense to a 2018 article from the tabloid that claimed he physically abused Heard during their marriage. The actor has since denied this accusation and claimed that he was the one who was assaulted by his ex-wife.

The outlet further said that Ryder is expected to tell the court that Depp is an “extremely caring guy.” The Sun reportedly tried to keep her, along with Vanessa Paradis, another ex of the actor, from testifying in court, saying that none of them “seem to have any evidence to give as to the relationship” of Heard and Depp.

“It is difficult to understand their relevance,” The Sun lawyers said of Ryder and Paradis.

Depp and Ryder co-starred in the ‘90s film “Edward Scissorhands” and immediately became one of the “It” couples at the time, Page Six reported. The actor even got himself inked with “Winona Ryder,” though he had it altered to “Wino Forever" when they called it quits.

In a statement released in March this year, Ryder said that she and Depp met in 1999, and their relationship, which lasted for four years, was much different from what Heard said she experienced.

“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,” Ryder wrote in her declaration that she had filed in the Virginia defamation case, which was obtained by The Blast.

Ryder also added that hearing the accusations that Depp is a violent person does not make sense to her.

“He was never, never violent towards me. He was never, never abusive at all towards me. I felt so very, very safe with him,” Ryder claimed.

Paradis is also reportedly expected to give her testimony via video link for the libel trial, which kicked off on July 7 and will last three weeks. The French singer and Depp ended their relationship in 2012.

Heard will also take the witness stand next week.

It is to be noted here that apart from the libel suit that Depp has filed against the Sun in the U.K, he is also pursuing a case in a Virginia court in U.S. against Heard for narrating the alleged abuse in a Washington Post op-ed. 

Winona Ryder Johnny Depp's ex Winona Ryder, pictured Feb. 10, 2014, said the actor never abused her when they were together in the 1990s. Photo: Getty Images