The singer and actress Courtney Love has positioned herself in the media trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard and he has done it on the actor’s side, showing his support through a video that he later deleted. In the images that thousands of people saw before she deleted it, she remembered the episode that both lived in 1995 when Depp saved his life at the gates of The Viper Roomthe same place where River Phoenix died in October 1993 from a fatal dose of drugs.
At that time, Love was still trying to get over the death of Kurt Cobain, her husband and father of her daughter Frances Bean, and suffered an overdose in a place that hosted dozens of celebrities every night. “I don’t want to publicly judge anyone, but I want to tell you that Johnny saved my life in 1995 when I overdosed outside The Viper Room.”, he confessed. The actor who played Jack Sparrow in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until the ambulance arrived, a decisive gesture for Courtney to survive.
As if that were not enough, Depp had a key role in the well-being of his daughter Frances, who is currently 29 years old: “When I was addicted to crack and Frances was having to go through all that with social workers, Johnny wrote her a four-page letter that she never showed me. I didn’t really know Depp”, recounted Love. And not only that, but for the young woman’s 13th birthday she ordered limousines to pick up Frances and for her to go with her friends to see ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’: “She had never seen any of those movies, but she loved them”.
Empathic with Amber Heard
Courtney Love’s testimony has included a most empathic message for Amber Heard and trusts that justice will finally be done, whatever side it may be. “I have been the most hated woman in America and the world, even before TikTok existed. I feel a lot of empathy for what Amber must feel. Can you imagine how that must feel? But if you use a movement for your own personal gain and inhabit intersectional queer feminist spaces and abuse the situation… I hope justice is served, whatever the outcome may be.”