According to a legal expert, Hollywood charming actress Amber Heard might face jail amid charges she ‘changed injury pictures’ at Johnny Depp’s trial.
Aaron Minc, a Defamation lawyer, told JOE that “a few days ago” he didn’t think there was any chance Heard could face prosecution for anything she had said on the stand during her ex-husband, Johnny Depp’s, defamation trial. But, after the case proceeded towards its conclusion Friday, he changed his mind.
“I believe that as this case progresses and we see more objective evidence that she is lying under oath, it crosses the line into the likelihood that she is creating evidence, faking images, fabricating injuries, modifying evidence, and then presenting it,” the legal expert stated.
Depp’s lawyers questioned Bryan Neumeister, a digital forensic expert, about the legitimacy of pictures that appeared to show the Aquaman actor with bruises.
Much of Heard’s case has been around allegations that she was physically and sexually assaulted by Depp, who is suing her for $50 million over an op-ed she penned in 2018 that he alleges implies he abused her. Heard is suing for $100 million in retaliation.
“I’m just stating the fact that images were manipulated,” Neumeister responded when asked if any photograph in the case had been “deliberately modified by Miss Heard.”
Neumeister stated that there are “several variants of this shot…,” referring to the initial photo of Heard’s purported injuries given to the court. There were dozens of distinct copies, some with various file sizes, physical sizes, and some that had gone through photo-editing software.”
Three distinct copies of the photo were shown to the court. “To change sizes, all three of these photographs have to go through some sort of alteration,” Neumeister explained.
Fabricating evidence, according to Minc, is not only “very serious,” but also “extremely disrespectful” to the justice system.
“I’m hoping that prosecutors look into it because if there’s extremely clear evidence that she did it, that should be taken into account,” Minc added.
“If it was established, and there are certainly some doubts being asked in the trial right now,” Minc added, “that could potentially lead to a criminal prosecution and jail time.”
Legal experts have previously stated that Heard could face a police investigation for perjury after she acknowledged to not donating $3.5 million from her divorce settlement to charity despite telling the High Court she did.