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Amber Heard has been accused of editing photos of her bruises during her defamation trial. Unsealed documents show his team accused Johnny Depp of the same.


Amber Heard and Johnny Depp sued for defamation. The trial made national news.Reuters/Reuters

  • Amber Heard’s team says a forensic analysis calls into question the authenticity of injury photos submitted by Johnny Depp.

  • Heard was also accused of editing photos of alleged abuse during their defamation trial.

  • Nearly 6,000 pages of Depp-Heard trial documents were unsealed over the weekend.

Amber Heard’s lawyers have accused Johnny Depp of editing photos of her scratches and bruises, as well as audio of Heard, which was submitted as part of their defamation lawsuit earlier this year, documents show. recently revealed court cases.

Heard’s team, including attorneys Benjamin Rotterborn and Elaine Bredehoft, claimed the metadata of photos submitted by Depp’s team contained dates showing the photos were altered years after they were taken, according to a request from December 2021 request that was unsealed over the weekend and reviewed by The Daily Beast.

Among the alleged discrepancies was a photo that had a creation date of 2019, even though the photo was allegedly taken in 2015, according to the query. Another photo had no creation date but had an edited date of July 2020, Heard’s team said.

The team also asked Depp to produce “all recordings containing Ms. Heard’s voice,” the request states, but alleged that the audio files provided had been altered. Heard’s team requested the full audio.

Forensic expert Julian Ackert, who was hired by Heard’s team to review Depp’s photo and audio documents, questioned their authenticity, The Daily Beast reported.

“Missing creation dates and/or post-fact modification dates may be a sign of manipulation of digital evidence,” Heard’s team said of Ackert’s analysis.

The court decided to exclude Ackert’s testimony during the trial, according to a motion filed by Depp’s team.

Depp’s team argued that the “modified” dates Ackert was referring to meant when the image was last recorded and said Ackert’s findings would create “unfair prejudice” that would “lead the jury In error”.

Heard came under intense scrutiny during the trial after two images of her bruises from May 2016 were shown side by side during the trial, with one image significantly redder than the other.

Depp’s team alleged that Heard altered the photos to make his face “redder”, which Heard denied. Heard said the photos looked different due to the lighting.

Depp’s attorney then brought in witnesses who said they didn’t notice any bruising on Heard’s face at the time.

Ackert testified at trial that Heard’s photos were original. Depp’s forensic witness, Bryan Neumeister, said he could not verify whether or not the photos had been altered.

A lawyer for Depp did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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