Johnny Depp reportedly admitted he gave his 13-year-old daughter some of his own marijuana because he knew it was "trustworthy and good quality" while testifying in the UK's High Court.
According to multiple media outlets, Depp's drug use was being discussed as part of his legal action against The Sun newspaper, which accused him of beating his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp reportedly explained he had supplied his daughter Lily Rose with cannabis, maintaining he was being a "responsible parent" by making sure she did not take drugs from people she didn't know.
"My daughter was at a party and someone passed the joint to her. She was just 12 and she said she didn’t know what to do," Depp reportedly told the court.
Depp said he implored his child to "do him the honour" of coming to him when she was ready to try marijuana for the first time.
The Pirates of the Carribean actor allegedly insisted: "It's a safety issue, it's a father worried about his daughter in this kind of situation."
"I want her to trust me. If my daughter says she was ready, she was ready. I wanted to make sure the settings were perfection, put on family TV, fill the refrigerator with ice cream, fill the freezer, make a situation where the experience is as pleasant as possible."
Depp said he shared marijuana that he had smoked himself, satisfied it was "trustworthy and good quality", worried that if Lily Rose sourced the drugs elsewhere she could "go into some sort of paranoid tailspin".
The Hollywood A-lister said he discussed the decision with Lily Rose's mother, his ex Vanessa Paradis, before going ahead. He rejected claims that he had "encouraged" his daughter's drug use.
Depp admitted he had taken "every drug known to man" but continued to deny assaulting Heard, with specific reference to The Sun's 2018 claim that he was a "wife beater".