The legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard seems to have no end, but the actor from Edward Scissorhands may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, since his ex-partner could spend time behind bars for allegedly inventing incriminating evidence against him.
Heard claims that he verbally and physically abused her during the relationship, and to demonstrate this, he made public photographs of her bruised face. But these could be false.
Witnesses say she lies
The interpreter stated that the night before she appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden in 2015, Depp hit her, causing bruises on her face. However, her stylist Samantha McMillen stated that when applying makeup to her, she did not see any marks:
On December 16, 2015, I was able to clearly see that she had no visible marks, bruises, cuts, or injuries on her face or any other part of her body.
In addition, Depp stated that he had heard that his ex-wife painted herself bruises to obtain the restraining order. These accusations join those of her former assistant Kate James, who testified that the actress has anger problems and that she abused both her and the actor and made their lives miserable.
Things get complicated for Amber
The California Penal Code makes it a felony to tamper with, plant, conceal, and fabricate any evidence with the intent that someone be charged with a crime they did not commit.
So if the evidence that the interpreter presented was false, she could spend up to 3 years in prison.
A cloudy past
Heard has already been arrested before for hitting her ex-girlfriend Tasya van Ree in 2009 at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington.
According to the official statement, van Ree asked the police for help because the actress repeatedly beat her during an argument. Heard spent the night at the police station, but no official charges were filed because they were California residents and not Washington.