LOS ANGELES, May 31 (IANS) Actress Amber Heard could face up to life in prison for allegedly editing injured photographs in a court case against Johnny Depp.
Aceshowbiz.com reports that defamation lawyer Aaron Minc has warned that more objective evidence that “she is lying about her oath” will give the ‘Aquaman’ actress a sentencing.
As the jury in the quarrelsome couple’s case resumes talks on Tuesday, Minc spoke after their legal team promised an outrageous final argument.
He told the JOE website “a few days ago” that he did not expect to be prosecuted for anything she said during her ex – husband Depp’s defamatory trial, and Minc admitted that he had changed his mind. The case led to its conclusion.
“As this case progresses, I think we’ll begin to see more objective evidence that she’s lying about her affidavit,” he said, “and then she begins to cross the line into the possibility of fabricating evidence. Forging photos, fabricating bruises, changing evidence, and then submitting it.”
Minc warned that fabricating evidence was not only “really serious” but that the justice system was “really guilty.” He said, “I hope the prosecutors will look into this, because if there is clear evidence that she did it, it should definitely be considered.”
“If it proves to be so, the trial is certainly raising some questions that could lead to criminal prosecution and imprisonment.”
Depp’s lawyers have blamed the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor for everything from having to use makeup to cover up the bruises, from getting a divorce to failing to pay $ 7 million for good causes.
Sean Caulfield, a partner at law firm Hodge, told Jones & Allen MailOnline that Heard may face a lie detector trial in the UK for misleading the court that he “cuts the core of our justice system.”
Asked if he could see police investigating allegations that she may have been sworn in to donate $ 7 million, he added: “Yes, I think so. Although not a central issue in the case, perjury is the biggest threat. Police may be invited to investigate to show that the charge can be prosecuted.
The Depp v. Heard Defamation trial caught the public’s attention and sparked a great deal of discussion about the state of gender relations and the progress of the ‘Me Too’ movement.
When the trial began in April, seven of the 11 impeccable jurors selected for the trial spent two hours debating the verdict after Friday’s final arguments, but do not expect a verdict on whether Heard defamed Depp for another few days.
Depp filed a defamation suit against his ex-wife over an op-ed written in 2018 for the Washington Post, where she described herself as “a public figure who represents domestic violence.”
The ‘Ed Wood’ actor says that he is a domestic abuser and that he strongly denies that it caused him to struggle to do roles in Hollywood.
Depp is suing for $ 50 million, while Heard is suing for $ 100 million. She accused her ex-husband of launching a “smear campaign” against her, describing her case as a continuation of “abuse and harassment”.
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