AceShowbiz - Winona Ryder has weighed in on the legal battle involving her ex Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard. Commenting on Depp, who is suing the "Aquaman" star in his $50M defamation case for claiming he abused her during their marriage, Ryder shared that she found Heard's allegations hard to believe.
"I am aware of the violence allegations that have been made publicly for the last few years by Johnny Depp's ex-wife Amber Heard," so she allegedly wrote in a declaration in Virginia which was obtained by The Blast on Thursday, March 12. "I knew Johnny very well years ago. We were together as a couple for four years, and I counted him as my best friend, and as close to me as family. I count our relationship as one of the more significant relationships of my life. I understand that it is very important that I speak from my own experience."
The "Stranger Things" star went on to share, "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."
Additionally, the "Beetlejuice" actress said that the "Alice in Wonderland" actor "was never, never violent towards me." She added, "He was never, never abusive at all towards me. He has never been violent or abusive towards anybody I have seen."
"I truly and honestly only know him as a really good man- an incredibly loving, extremely caring guy who was so very protective of me and the people that he loves, and I felt so very, very safe with him. I do not want to call anyone a liar but from my experience of Johnny, it is impossible to believe that such horrific allegations are true. I find it extremely upsetting knowing him as I do," Ryder continued.
Ryder and Depp began dating back in 1989. They were later engaged for three years between 1990-1993. The two even joined forces in Tim Burton's 1990 movie "Edward Scissorhands".