Winona Ryder Said Words About Johnny Depp
While Johnny Depp and Amber Heard might be close to settling their divorce in such a way that she gets a metric fuckton of money and he gets to stop seeing headlines about being an abusive husband (Not that it matters because fuck everything.), that doesn’t mean someone can’t eventually track down Winona Ryder and ask her what she thinks about all of this. Which is exactly what TIME did, and the comments should be fun on this one:
Look, I mean, obviously I can only speak from my own experience. It’s very tricky because if it were any other type of scandal, like cheating, you could be like, ‘None of my business. No comment. Not appropriate for me.’ But I think because what is being said is so horrific and such a global issue for millions of women, obviously, that I understand why people feel it is their business. I get it. And I get why you would ask.
I can only speak from my own experience, which was wildly different than what is being said. I mean, he was never, never that way towards me. Never abusive at all towards me. I only know him as a really good, loving, caring guy who is very, very protective of the people that he loves. It’s hard because I feel like—that’s my experience. And it’s been a very long time.
Keep in mind, Winona Ryder dated Johnny Depp from 1989 to 1993, almost 30 years ago before he aged into a divorced scarf creature who allegedly gets so fucked up out of his mind, he has his assistant apologize to women that he kicked during said fucked up-ness. Which Winona is careful to point out:
I don’t know how you feel about it, but it’s like anybody who says anything about it is a victim-blamer. I wasn’t there. I don’t know what happened. I’m not calling anyone a liar. I’m just saying, it’s difficult and upsetting for me to wrap my head around it. Look, it was a long time ago, but we were together for four years, and it was a big relationship for me. And we have a lot of mutual friends. I just never heard anything like that about him. But, again, I feel like even saying that, I’m going to get death threats or something. I’m not on social media, so maybe I will be spared.
It’s almost as if your brother or someone you just never—so, you know, there’s a part of me that is thinking, ‘Is it even appropriate for me to say anything?’ But because of the seriousness of it, it’s been brought into a thing where it’s trickier for me to say, ‘None of my business.’ But that’s all I have to offer is my own experience, which was a very, very long time ago.
Of course, the big question is did I deliberately choose a banner pic of Winona Ryder making crazy eyes to discredit her statement because I’m a secret vagina general in Lena Dunham’s war on men? And the answer is it’s actually impossible not to use a photo of Winona Ryder making crazy eyes. Case in point.
And Exhibit B.
These are the facts.