Depp gave the musician CPR and saved her life after an overdose at Los Angeles’ Viper Room.
As the Amber Heard-Johnny Depp courtroom saga continues, other celebrities are weighing in on the matter.
Courtney Love said in a video posted to social media that Johnny Depp once saved her life. “I don’t really wanna make judgments publicly, but I just want to tell you that Johnny gave me CPR in 1995 when I overdosed outside the Viper Room with Sal,” Love said in the now-deleted video that was shared on Instagram by her friend Jessica Reed Kraus.
The Hole musician spoke about how Depp supported her and Kurt Cobain‘s daughter Frances Bean during her own addiction struggles. “Johnny–when I was on crack and Frances was having to suffer through that with social workers–wrote her a four-page letter that she’s never showed me on her 13th birthday. He didn’t really know me. Then he sent limos to her school when the social workers were crawling around–again, unasked–for her and all of her friends to go to both Pirates [of the Caribbean movies]. He did it a bunch of times. He gave her her own seat [at the premieres] with her name on it," Love continued. "I've never seen one of those Pirates movies, but [Frances] loved them. You know, she said to me when she was 13, 'Mama, he saved my life.' And she said it again."
Courtney Love remembered Johnny Depp saving her life and being there for her daughter https://t.co/3l0x0lSDLl— Metro Entertainment (@Metro_Ents) May 21, 2022
The 57-year-old concluded by saying that she did empathize with 36-year-old Heard. “I’ve been the most hated woman in the world before TikTok and it’s a really… I have a lot of empathy for what that must feel like for Amber. F*ck man, wow, can you imagine being her?” Love said. "But if you use a movement for your own personal gain and you inhabit queer feminist intersectional spaces and you abuse that moment, then I hope justice gets served, whatever it is," she added, per PEOPLE. "And I think we should have less schadenfreude and more empathy for all concerned."
According to NME, the video was meant to be shared privately, Kraus had said in an Instagram Story. Love herself then shared the same story on her own page, clarifying: “The platform accidentally posted a story I didn’t want public. I want to show neutral support for a friend. I don’t want to bully. The only important takeaway, of what was posted, is that I expressed that we should all stop having ‘fun with schadenfreude’ (look it up: ‘Delight in another’s down fall’) and show sincere empathy for both parties. If I hurt anyone, please accept my amends.”
After five weeks of testimony, depositions and viral moments, the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial is set to end this week.— Newsweek (@Newsweek) May 23, 2022
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