Courtney Love Recalls Johnny Depp Saving Her Life
Courtney Love recently recalled a time Johnny Depp saved her life after overdosing outside of his nightclub, The Viper Room, in 1995, in a video posted to Instagram by one of her friends.
Johnny Depp has been currently battling a lawsuit with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, over an article she wrote in the Washington Post to talk about his experiences of domestic violence. Depp claimed that what she wrote damaged his reputation and career, although Heard didn’t mention him by name. Thus, he sued his former wife for $50 million. The court case has entered its final week and will end on May 27.
The ongoing court case that started on April 11 has received much attention from the media and the public. Many prominent names, including Ted Nugent and Joe Perry, also revealed their opinions regarding the trial. Courtney Love also supported Johnny Depp through her recent Instagram stories shared by a friend. Love said he once saved her life by performing CPR when she overdosed in a nightclub.
In the video, Courtney Love said that the star of ‘The Pirates of the Caribbean’ reached out to her daughter, Frances, multiple times. She claimed Johnny Depp wrote a letter for her daughter during her battle with addiction. Love explained that although she takes Depp’s side on the ongoing trial, she also has empathy for Amber Heard. She compared Amber Heard with herself and said she could somehow relate to what Heard has been going through, but she disagrees with Heard’s actions.
Love’s words on the ongoing Depp-Heard trial:
“I don’t really wanna make judgments publicly. I want to tell you that Johnny gave me CPR in 1995 when I overdosed outside The Viper Room. When I was on crack and Frances was having to suffer through that with all these social workers, Johnny wrote her a four-page letter that she never showed me on his thirteenth birthday.
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.’ He did it a bunch of times. He gave her a seat with her name on it. I’ve never seen one of those ‘Pirates’ movies, but she loved them. She said to me when she was 13, ‘Mama, he saved my life.’ And she said it again.”
“I’ve been the most hated woman in America. I’ve been the most hated woman in the world before TikTok. I have a lot of empathy for what that must feel like for Amber. F*ck man, wow, can you imagine being her?
But if you use a movement for your gain, and you inhabit queer feminist intersectional spaces, and you abuse that moment, then I hope justice gets served, whatever it is. And I think we should have less schadenfreude and more empathy for all concerned. Having said that, Laura Wasser would never call TMZ.”
Ex-Hole frontwoman Courtney Love expressed sympathy for Amber Heard since she experienced the hate a woman can get in the middle of publicly shown chaos. However, Love thinks the actress has taken advantage of a movement meant to support people and used it for her purposes.