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Vanessa Paradis to testify for Johnny Depp

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Vanessa Paradis to testify for Johnny Depp

Vanessa Paradis will testify in support of Johnny Depp at his upcoming court hearing.

The French singer-and-actress - who was in a relationship with the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star for 14 years until 2012 - will take to the stand later this month in a hearing to determine whether Amber Heard will be issued a restraining order against her estranged husband.

Vanessa will be called upon to support her former partner in his claim that he did not physically abuse Amber during their 15-month marriage.

The 'Magic Mike XXL' star is also included on the witness list, with the actor's lawyers estimating she will take four hours to question.

Johnny has reportedly listed 23 different people to support his defence as he fights against having a permanent restraining order made against him.

This includes the two police officers that were first on the scene after the incident where Johnny allegedly threw his iPhone at Amber. Also, their housekeeper Hilda Vargas - who will give evidence about a mystery discovery she made in their home in April - and Amber's publicist Jodi Gottleib are featured on the list.

Meanwhile, lawyers acting for 30-year-old Amber intend to call her estranged husband - who vehemently denies all the accusations made against him - to the stand.

She has seven people listed to speak, including her friend and neighbour Raquel Pennington as well as Pennington's boyfriend Joshua Drew.

Amber's team have also compiled medical records and a photo of the 'Danish Girl' actress holding pills taken in 2014, which they have entered as evidence.

The pair - who met on the set of their film 'The Rum Diary' - split in May.