On Tuesday morning at the Fairfax, Virginia court, Amber Heard was accused by Johnny Depp’s lawyer of altering photographs to make it look as if she had been injured by her ex-husband.
In her cross-examination of Heard, Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, brought out contradictions in Heard’s prior statements. Images of Heard that Vasquez said had been “modified” were shown to the court as part of her line of inquiry.
when two images were shown side-by-side, Heard claimed that they were two independent shots taken at different times with different lighting. Vasquez countered that “the light is on in both of these photographs,” to which Heard replied that one of the lights is a “vanity light”.
“Isn’t it true you just edited these photographs?” Vasquez said to Heard. “And you just enhanced the saturation from one of these photos to make your face look more red.” Heard responded saying she has “never edited a photograph.”
In her direct testimony, the actress stated that on their honeymoon in Asia, Depp smacked her, grabbed her neck, and threw her against the sleeper car’s wall.
“This is the only photo from your honeymoon that shows someone injured,” Vasquez said, referring to Depp.
According to The New York Post, on Monday, Heard claimed that “the honeymoon trip was “peaceful” until Depp started drinking ‘brown liquor.’”
“Johnny slapped me across the face, held me up by the neck, and pushed me up against the wall of the (train) car. I was half-kneeling, half-standing, trying to get his arms off my neck,” Heard said from the stand. “He was squeezing my neck against the railway car for what felt like a very long time.”
Heard went on to recall how she thought that Depp could “kill” her unintentionally.
“I remember looking down at him and trying to get his arms off of my neck… at some point he rips his shirt off, and wraps it around my neck. That’s how I woke up the next morning, I woke up with it still around my neck.”
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