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Court Grants Johnny Depp Access To Amber Heard's Phone To 'Prove Assault Photos Were Fake'

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Court Grants Johnny Depp Access To Amber Heard's Phone To 'Prove Assault Photos Were Fake'

Johnny Depp has been granted access to ex-wife Amber Heard's phone to prove she faked images of injuries she claimed she sustained during their marriage.

Photos of Heard with two black eyes were broadcast six years ago after she claimed there was an incident with her then-husband.

The Aquaman actress also claimed she suffered a broken nose and a broken lip in the Los Angeles attack.

However, Depp believes she made it all up and has now been given a chance to prove himself.

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Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A court will let a member of Depp's team look into Heard's phone to find evidence she doctored the images she used to claim domestic violence.

He has sued her for libel over an article his ex-wife wrote for the Washington Post where she opened up about being a victim of domestic violence, but she didn't name Depp in the article.

Depp's lawyer Benjamin Chew claimed: "Ms Heard's counsel has repeatedly used these phony photographs at deposition."

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He added that when the Los Angeles Police Department responded to the alleged attack 'they found no injury upon Ms. Heard and no disruption to the penthouses'.

Mr Chew said: "Ms. Heard and her friends then fabricated photos that she used to obtain an ex parte TRO [temporary restraining order] and a $7 million divorce settlement which Ms. Heard falsely testified in London she gave to the ACLU and, more scandalously, to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles; sick children with cancer."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

Depp's team was previously given photos from Heard, however Mr Chew claims they didn't come with metadata and therefore they weren't able to prove whether the images had been doctored.

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"[The] preliminary investigation shows that a number of the photographs have been run through a photo - a photo editing application called Photo 3 that can easily manipulate images such as showing bruises where none actually existed," Johnny Depp's attorney said.

Amber Heard has released a statement through her attorney in response to the recent court decision to investigate her phone.

"Amber Heard remains willing and able to support the authenticity of her evidence, and her IT forensics expert has cooperated in this effort," the statement said.

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"In sharp contrast, Mr Depp has been unable to produce even the audio tapes from which he leaked a partial out-of-context portion, much less any support for the authenticity of any of his evidence."

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Topics: johnny depp, Amber Heard, Entertainment, Celebrity

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