Johnny Depp

Actor Johnny Depp gets up during a break in the defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 18, 2022.
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Johnny Depp gets unlikely ally in women’s abuse group led by ex Miss Italy

Abuse has no gender, claims ex Miss Italy Valeria Altobello of women’s support group Mission, who are publicly backing Johnny Depp.

Johnny Depp

Actor Johnny Depp gets up during a break in the defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 18, 2022.
Image by KEVIN LAMARQUE / AFP

Despite being accused of physically, emotionally, and verbally abusing his ex-wife Amber Heard throughout their two-year marriage, Johnny Depp has received the support of a women’s anti-abuse support group.

Mission NGO is led by Valeria Altobelli, a former Miss Italy and gender rights activist.

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Taking to her Instagram account, Valeria – who won the title of Miss World Italy in 2004 – revealed that she had “compassion for Johnny Depp”.

She shared in a statement on behalf of her charity: “In deep respect of the victims of domestic abuse that we have to affirm for intellectual honesty are, generally, WOMEN, we feel to express, as women, as mothers, as free thinkers, our compassion for Johnny Depp in this bad page of his personal history.”

The TV presenter and actress also sought to break the stigma that men can also be victims of domestic abuse. Valeria insisted that her charity “gives no gender, no race, no colour, no age to the concept of violence”.

She continued: “Women from all over the world stand against domestic violence, regardless of gender, age or race. Our mission is to educate men and women, with no gender differences, to keep talking and living in the values of love, mutual comprehension, and sensitivity in order to prevent all kinds of violence, against women, against men, against children”.

Johnny Depp is suing Amber Heard after she claimed she was a “victim of domestic abuse” during her marriage in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed. In return, Amber is countersuing her ex-husband after his legal team branded her account an “elaborate web of lies”.

During the trial, the court heard how Amber Heard admitted to hitting Johnny Depp. In his testimony, Depp also alleged that Amber repeatedly struck him with various household objects.

MORE A-LIST STAR SUPPORT

Valeria Altobelli is not the only famous female to publicly voice their support of Johnny Depp.

Since the start of their marriage split, several stars have taken the side of the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.

They include:

  • Ex-girlfriend Winona Ryder
  • Ex- costar Penelope Cruz
  • Ireland Baldwin
  • Ex-parter and baby mama Vanessa Paradis
  • Ex co-star Eva Green