Lori, a professional make-up artist who was married to Johnny Depp between 1983 to 1985 when he was just 20 and Lori, 25 admitted that the Heard v Depp trial broke her heart to watch.
However, the ex-couple was only married for two years, they remain close.
Despite Lori’s efforts to honour Johnny’s desire for privacy by staying out of the public eye, she found it necessary to express her opinions about the legal dispute.
In her interview with Popcorned Planet, Lori, 65, rolled her eyes when asked how she felt seeing ‘she who shall not be named making all these accusations and putting him through the wringer.’
‘I had met her before, I’d been to parties at his house and she seemed really nice and she was gorgeous and what’s not to love?
‘But as the time went by and I would hear things about her – she who shall not be named – he didn’t seem too happy all the time. I didn’t see him a lot so I cant really say.
‘The things that affected me more were the things he said in court – I probably broke down several times because I felt really bad for him.
‘He’s very private – which is why I don’t do interviews – and I think for him to come out so wholeheartedly was what he really needed to do.
‘I thought it was either going to be an epic train wreck or it was going to go really well.’
Appearing to refer to Isaac Baruch, one of Johnny’s closest friends who testified on his behalf in court, Lori continued:
‘I would call Isaac sometimes and go “what’s happening, is he ok?”
And he said “don’t worry we’re going to win this” and I would literally hang up the phone and walk around crying because I was terrified for him.
‘I think it would’ve killed him, well maybe not, but it just broke my heart that somebody could do that to him.
‘I’m no angel, I’ve done my share of s****y things to people but what she did was absolutely horrific and if there were things that I could do to her that were illegal I would do them! I would.’
Towards the end of the interview, Lori spoke warmly of her former partner, acknowledging that she cherishes the moments they spent together.
‘He’s really generous, he has the biggest heart of someone I’ve ever met. I love him to pieces and I get all goofy eyed when I think about him and his future, our past.
‘I want nothing but the best for him and I hope he feels the same about me!
‘Can I say bad things about him? I can say bad things about everybody but there’s no reason to. He makes normal mistakes like other people do.
‘But again he’s generous, kind and I cant wait to be in a room with him again because I love to give him hugs.’
The star was then blacklisted by much of Hollywood resulting in loss of film roles.
However, after Johnny‘s 2022 defamation suit against Amber, he regained Hollywood’s attention.
A jury determined that Amber’s claims, which were published in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed, against Johnny were defamatory and she was ordered to pay the actor $15 million in damages.