Depp is suing British newspaper The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers, after the tabloid published an article in 2018 accusing the star of being a "wife-beater."
Ahead of the full court trial in July, a direction hearing was held over Skype on Wednesday, and witness statements from his former partners were asked to be included as part of the case against the publisher.
According to court documents, Vanessa's statement reads: "We've been partners for 14 years and we raised our two children together. Through all these years, I've known Johnny to be a kind, attentive, generous, and non-violent person and father." She added that he was "never violent or abusive."
Winona, whom Depp was dating in the '90s, said in her statement: "I cannot wrap my head around accusations. He was never, never violent towards me. He was never, never abusive at all towards me."
A two-week trial was due to start in London on March 25, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trial is now set to take place from July 7, 2020, taking into account social distancing measures. ~Marriska Fernandes