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Courtney Love: 'Johnny Depp Gave Me CPR In 1995,' Saved Her Life

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By MLC on May 24, 2022 at 2:30 PM EDT

Support keeps coming in for Johnny Depp.

The ‘Pirates’ actor has been embroiled in a nasty defamation court case with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, for the past six weeks.

However, the issue stems back to 2018 when Heard published an op-ed with the Washington Post in which she claimed she was a victim of sexual assault and domestic violence. She never mentioned Johnny by name, but it was implied that she was talking about her former husband.

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The court case is truly something out of a big time Hollywood studio office.

It has captured the masses and moments from the courtroom have gone viral on social media.

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Many of Johnny’s famous friends have spoken out in support of him.

Courtney Love recently made headlines for praising her friend’s heroic act in 1995.

In a video posted to Instagram, which appears to have been deleted, the musician said Johnny saved her life after a near-fatal overdose.

“I don’t really wanna make judgments publicly. I just want to tell you that Johnny gave me CPR in 1995 when I overdosed outside The Viper Room,” Love said.

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Johnny previously owned the Viper Room, which unfortunately became shrouded with drugs and death.

Joaquin Phoenix’s brother, River Phoenix, tragically passed away outside of the Viper Room in 1993.

At the time of Love’s OD, she was dealing with the unfortunate loss of her husband and Nirvana front man, Kurt Cobain

Cobain died by suicide in 1994 at the age of 27.

Love said that Johnny reached out to her daughter, Frances Bean, on multiple occasions.

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According to Love, the “Fantastic Beasts” actor wrote Frances a letter for her 13th birthday following Cobain’s untimely death and her mother’s battle with addiction.

“Johnny, when I was on crack and Frances was having to suffer through that with all these social workers, wrote her a four-page letter that she’s never showed me,” the recovering addict explained.

Love made sure to note that she didn’t “really know” JD herself at the time.

A beautiful looking Frances Bean Cobain sporting a pink net outfit.
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She continued to recount how generous and selfless Johnny was.

“Then he sent limos to her school where all the social workers were crawling around, again, unasked, for her and all her friends to go to ‘Pirates [of the Caribbean],’” she continued. “He did it a bunch of times. He gave her her own seat [at the premieres] with her name on it.”

She added, “You know, she said to me when she was 13, ‘Mama, he saved my life.’ And she said it again.”

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While Love put up a good defense for Johnny, she did lend sympathy to Heard.

“I’ve been the most hated woman in America. 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,” Love admitted. “F**k man, wow, can you imagine being her?”

She concluded, “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.”

Johnny’s ex-girlfriend and super model Kate Moss is set to take the stand on Wednesday, May 25.

Kate Moss Will Testify On Behalf Of Johnny Depp

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The former famous couple dated between 1994 and 1997.

Heard brought up a rumor about Moss being pushed down the stairs by Johnny while on the stand.

The New York Post exclusively revealed the fashion icon will testify via video link in the Fairfax, VA. Courtroom.

Per the Post, “Legal experts explained at the time that Heard mentioning Moss on the stand could give her ex-husband’s team the chance to dispel a rumor that he pushed the supermodel down a flight of stairs when the two dated in the 1990s.”

Moss was asked to testify at the request of Johnny’s legal team.

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