Amber Heard’s team said forensic analysis cast doubt on the veracity of photographs of injuries Johnny Depp had submitted.
Heard was also accused of editing allegedly abusive photos during a defamation trial.
almost 6,000 page document The Depp-Heard trial was unsealed this weekend.
Amber Heard’s attorneys have accused Johnny Depp of editing Heard’s audio, as well as photographs of his scars and bruises that were filed as part of a defamation lawsuit earlier this year.
Heard’s team, which includes attorneys Benjamin Rottelborn and Elaine Bredehoft, said the metadata for the photos submitted by Depp’s team included dates that indicated the photos were altered many years after they were taken. claimed to have been motion request From December 2021, opened on weekends, Daily Beast.
Among the alleged discrepancies, according to the complaint, was one photo made in 2019 that was supposedly taken in 2015. Another photo, according to Hurd’s team. did not include a creation date, but said it was modified in July 2020.
The team also requested Depp to make “all recordings that include Ms. Heard’s voice.” the request indicates, but claimed that the provided audio file was edited. Heard’s team requested the full audio.
Forensic expert Julian Ackert, hired by Heard’s team to review Depp’s photographs and audio documents, questioned their authenticity, The Daily Beast reported.
Herd’s team said of Ackert’s analysis, “A missing creation or modification date later than the fact may be a sign of digital evidence manipulation.”
The court ruled that Ackert’s testimony was excluded during the trial. according to the motion Submitted by Depp’s team.
Depp’s team argued that the “altered” date Ackert mentioned indicated when the image was last saved, and that Ackert’s findings “mislead the jury” and created an “unfair bias.” He said he would produce
heard scrutiny After two images of the bruise in May 2016 were shown side by side during the trial, one image was noticeably redder than the other during the trial.
Depp’s team claimed that Heard edited the photo to make her face “look redder”, but Heard denied it.
Afterwards, Depp’s attorney brought in a witness and said he was unaware of the bruise on Heard’s face at the time.
Ackert testified during that trial Hard photo is original.Depp’s forensic witness, Brian Neumeister, testified he could don’t check Whether the photo has changed.
Depp’s attorney did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.
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