Johnny Depp Sticks Up for Kate Moss

Published November 11, 2005

| Associated Press

Johnny Depp says he was appalled by the vilifying of his ex-girlfriend Kate Moss after pictures of her allegedly snorting cocaine were published in Britain.

"The first thing that went through my mind was I was concerned for her, hoping that she was OK and that she and her baby were OK," said Depp, 42, who dated the supermodel for four years until 1998.

"No. 2 was just being appalled and shocked at the kind of vicious attacks," Depp said in an interview Friday with a British morning TV show.

"She's super sharp, really smart and (has) got a great heart. She's a good mum, and she just happens to be human, and the press wouldn't allow that, and that's unforgivable."

Moss, 31, recently left a U.S. rehab clinic and was reunited with her 3-year-old daughter, Lila Grace.

Moss lost several modeling contracts after the photographs were published, but her career appears to be back on track: she appears on the cover of this month's "Vanity Fair" magazine and recently shot a new campaign for designer Roberto Cavalli.

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