It was only a matter of time before someone asked Winona Ryder to spill out her thoughts about Amber Heard accusing Johnny Depp of abuse. Johnny Depp’s first wife Lori Ann Allison and Sherilyn Fenn both took a spot on Team Scarves. Vanessa Paradis also defended Johnny hard by saying that he never got violent with her and the allegations are “outrageous.” Winona was talking to Time about her new Netflix show Stranger Things when she asked about her ex’s alleged lady beating ways. Winona’s publicist either was not there or was taking a piss break, because they probably would’ve tackled her and put their hands over her mouth as soon as Johnny’s name was brought up.
Winona and Johnny (seen above joining her at a premiere after working a shift at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland) were together from 1989 to 1993. Wino Forever told Time that she’s never known him to be violent, but made it clear that she can only speak from her own experiences with him. She said several times that he was always sweet around her and also let it be perfectly known that she’s not calling Amber Heard a liar. Winona slipped on a pair of cotton white gloves and handled the question very, very delicately:
Look, I mean, obviously I can only speak from my own experience. It’s very tricky because if it were any other type of scandal, like cheating, you could be like, ‘None of my business. No comment. Not appropriate for me.’ But I think because what is being said is so horrific and such a global issue for millions of women, obviously, that I understand why people feel it is their business. I get it. And I get why you would ask.
I can only speak from my own experience, which was wildly different than what is being said. I mean, he was never, never that way towards me. Never abusive at all towards me. I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves. It’s hard because I feel like—that’s my experience. And it’s been a very long time.
At this point, it sounds like Winona got a major case of the nerves, because she went into RamblesVille and continued to nail in the points that she’s never heard of him being violent and that she’s not brushing off Amber’s allegations as lies:
I don’t know how you feel about it, but it’s like anybody who says anything about it is a victim-blamer. I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened. I’m not calling anyone a liar. I’m just saying, it’s difficult and upsetting for me to wrap my head around it. Look, it was a long time ago, but we were together for four years, and it was a big relationship for me. And we have a lot of mutual friends. I just never heard anything like that about him. But, again, I feel like even saying that, I’m going to get death threats or something. I’m not on social media, so maybe I will be spared.
But yes, it’s really hard. I don’t know what your love history is, but imagine someone you were in a relationship with was accused of this. I get that there are patterns of abuse. I get why you’re asking me. But it’s weird because imagine if someone you dated when you were—I was 17 when I met him—was accused of that. It’s just shocking. I have never seen him be violent toward a person before.
And she ended by saying for the 976th time that she is only speaking from her time with Johnny, which happened a zillion years ago:
It’s just hard to picture. The only word I can come up with is unimaginable. You know with certain people you hear something and go, “I can see that.” But this isn’t that. So anyway this is the first time I’ve said anything so I don’t know. I can only offer my own experience. It’s such a serious, horrible thing to be accused of.
It’s almost as if your brother or someone you just never—so, you know, there’s a part of me that is thinking, ‘Is it even appropriate for me to say anything?’ But because of the seriousness of it, it’s been brought into a thing where it’s trickier for me to say, ‘None of my business.’ But that’s all I have to offer is my own experience, which was a very, very long time ago.
I bet that after this interview, Winona checked into a spa for exhaustion and dehydration, because it sounds like answering that question wore her out. And now that we’ve heard from Winona, it’s Kate Moss‘ turn.
Johnny was arrested for reportedly trashing a hotel room during a fight with Kate, so I’m sure she’s been asked. And since I’m pretty sure Kate Moss has spoken a total of 14 words in her whole life, she probably answered the Kate Moss way by flipping the reporter off.